Wilson Sleek 4G-V

The Good The Wilson Electronics Sleek 4G-V will deliver a usable cell phone signal in areas with poor carrier coverage. It has a compact and sturdy design.

The Bad Smaller phones won't fit in the Sleek 4G-V's cradle. The design can be clunky, and you'll need to follow a lot of guidelines when setting it up.

The Bottom Line If you have the cash and can master the design, the Wilson Electronics Sleek 4G-V booster delivers the strong signal your cell phone needs.

Editors' Rating
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Review

Wilson Sleek 4G-V

In a perfect world I wouldn't even be reviewing a cell phone signal booster. That's because in an ideal world, there would be no reason for them.

Sadly, though, carrier networks are far from perfect and a lot of people can't get the service they need on the road, at home, or at work. A cell phone signal booster is an obvious solution for those folks, but choosing one is just as important as buying the right phone. Some products, like the metal stickers you can find online for a few dollars, are nothing but snake oil. A device from Wilson Electronics, however, is a much safer bet. Yes, you'll have to spend more than pocket change, but Wilson's products deliver results instead of just vague promises. As long as your phone gets some signal (even if it's negligible) and you can handle the sometimes cumbersome setup, your handset will go from useless to useful.

The latest product from the company is the Wilson Sleek 4G-V, which debuted in January at CES. It's Wilson's first cell phone signal booster to boost Verizon's LTE network in the 700MHz band while also supporting all GSM and CDMA networks (so, Verizon and its carrier rivals) at the 2G and 3G levels. A companion product is the Sleek 4G, which supports AT&T's LTE. Of course, that means the products aren't completely interchangeable.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $150
  • Brand Wilson Electronics
  • CE Product Type cellular phone antenna signal amplifier
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