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The first wide-band vehicle cell signal booster in South Africa – weBoost AM100-Pro Drive tested

The weBoost Drive AM100-pro is a powerful, first-of-its-kind wide-band vehicle cell phone signal booster and has just launched in South Africa, designed to provide strong cellular connectivity in cars, trucks, caravans and boats.

Compatible with all cellular phones and all major network providers in South Africa, it allows users to enjoy seamless cellular reception, fewer dropped calls and faster data upload/download speeds while on the go.

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There are no monthly fees nor does it need to be connected to any internet source

to work. It simply amplifies your existing in-vehicle cellular service up to awa 32X for better voice, text, and faster internet.

The weBoost Drive AM100-pro boasts output power capabilities of up to 50 dB gain – allowing it to boost signal strength in locations further away from cell signal towers, and greatly enhancing 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cell service.

Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, a strong cellular signal is essential for both productivity and safety reasons.

Thanks to the weBoost Drive AM100-pro’s powerful amplifying abilities, users will see a huge improvement in their cellular connectivity and speed across all cellular service providers, providing peace of mind wherever the road takes you.

The weBoost Drive AM100-pro is an easy to install plug-and-play system and comes as a complete kit with all parts included.

The weBoost Drive AM100-Pro Kit includes:

How it works

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The three main causes of poor cellular reception in a vehicle are cell tower distance, outside interference, and car materials (ie. tinted windows).

It is especially true of car materials in city & urban areas and of cell tower distance in rural areas.

A weBoost AM100-Pro cell phone signal booster solves all three problems by reaching further distances to and from the cell tower with its powerful antenna, brings in signal from outside, bypassing any vehicle material interference and broadcasts the amplified signal inside the vehicle.

Putting the weBoost Drive AM100-Pro to the test

We tested the AM100-Pro in a car with a sunroof (more prone to oscillation), so a great way to put the unit through its paces.

We placed the outside mini magnet antenna next to the car’s own antenna. The inside antenna was placed next to the gear lever inside.

The cell phone was held 1 meter away from the inside panel antenna.

Driving around Johannesburg, we tested the vehicle signal booster at various locations by switching the signal booster on and off and noting the difference in cell signal strength readings.




Signal strength is measured in decibel-milliwatts. Typically, a strong outside signal would be somewhere around -50 to -70 dBm, while anything below -100 dBm would be considered weak (-120 means no signal at all).

According to the logarithm, the signal strength doubles with every third decibel, meaning that a dBm signal strength of something like -70 is actually twice the power of -73 dBm.

The numbers may not make it look like a great change has occurred, but in reality, the decibels have grown exponentially.

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All measurements were taken using “Network Cell Info Lite” – an Android App that provides you with your signal strength measurements and shows you where your nearest cell tower is located.

Hilton Hotel – Off vs On

Hilton on vs Off

Fredman Drive – Off vs On

Fredman Off vs on

Mandela Square – Off vs On

Mandela off vs on

Cricket Stadium – Off vs On

Cricket off vs on

The weBoost AM100-Pro is approved by ICASA and available for purchase now online at or through authorized reseller IntetoConnect (previously PoyntingDirect) who can be contacted at [email protected] or +27 12 657 0050.

IntetoConnect does repeater installations anywhere in Southern Africa.

All Signal Boosters have a one-year warranty and 30-day Money-Back guarantee.

To learn more please visit or follow us using @BoltonTechnicalSouthAfrica on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

This article was published in partnership with Poynting.

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