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 07-09-2018 01:22 AM
Joeybutts
 
Originally posted by Josh177:
Good to know. Have you ever had it go to 3G or 4G instead of LTE?
As I know on many highways out here LTE isn't even an option. But a boosted HSPA signal when out rural would still be great.
I don't think it's ever lost LTE. Not that I've noticed.

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 07-09-2018 05:18 PM
bj.doman
 
In my experience I've had it go down to 4g or lose connection completely. The claims of a stronger signal than the phone seem false.
 
 07-10-2018 04:04 AM
Josh177
 
I don't believe Onstar or AT&T makes the claim of a stronger signal - rather every 3rd party review has mentioned superior reception - as you got a massive antenna that Onstar uses VS the ultra mini antenna's crammed into the smartphones. Even flip phones with small external antennas often got better reception. I could imagine if it was as big as a regular car radio's antenna that the signal would be improved for certain.
But Better than a Wilson booster? I have no idea.
 
 07-10-2018 08:18 AM
october262
 
don't signal boosters just boost the signal ?? and if your in an area that has no signal a booster will do you no good.
 
 07-10-2018 01:47 PM
paranoid87
 
Originally posted by bj.doman:
In my experience I’ve had it go down to 4g or lose connection completely. The claims of a stronger signal than the phone seem false.


Its not completely false either, it may be over hyped but like someone posts below, due to the fact that the onStar has a huge antenna that possibly also uses the body / metal of the car as a super antenna? the range should *be* significantly better than a mobley, unite or even cell phone.

However not sure if it would be better than using an LTE wilson type booster.

That being said, I have sometimes noticed including a Wilson LTE booster in some cases *reduces* speed maybe due to extra hop / or repeating of the LTE frequencies?Wilson also has car boosters / mobile LTE repeaters as well.

Originally posted by Josh177:
I don’t believe Onstar or AT&T makes the claim of a stronger signal - rather every 3rd party review has mentioned superior reception - as you got a massive antenna that Onstar uses VS the ultra mini antenna’s crammed into the smartphones. Even flip phones with small external antennas often got better reception. I could imagine if it was as big as a regular car radio’s antenna that the signal would be improved for certain.
But Better than a Wilson booster? I have no idea.
 
 07-10-2018 07:53 PM
josh.cooper
 
I have the WeBoost (Wilson) Drive Sleek 4G Cell Phone Booster Kit and I plan to try connecting the OnStar antenna to the booster and see if I get the same boost results as the WeBoost roof antenna.
 
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