Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • Happy Holidays From The zBoost Team

    December 22, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Happy Holidays from zBoost!

    Karen Reynolds, president of zBoost and all of the zBoost team celebrated the holidays at Sonesta Gwinnett Place.   The event included great food, amazing desserts, an "old school" band, dancing, games and prizes. Zach Brown was the big winner of the evening. Thanks to Terri Hill and everyone involved for arranging such a fun and creative event.

     

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    Amazing Desserts

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  • New ATM Skimmers Put Consumers at Risk

    December 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Card Skimmers can be anywhere you swipe your credit or debit cards; ATM's, gas stations or even your local post office.  It is important to be observant before you swipe, but unfortunately many of these can be very difficult to detect.  Thieves are now trying  a new type of wiretapping device that can steal your account numbers without needing access to your card’s magnetic stripe.  

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    Fox Van Allen of Techlicious explains in his article Beware New 'Wiretap' ATM Skimmers, one way that they do this:

    Criminals drill a small hole into the front of an ATM machine where the “insert card” decal is located. They then feed a wire into the machine using a metal rod to tap the ATM’s existing card reader. A new decal is then pasted over the hole, making the crime incredibly difficult to detect.

    Van Allen also describes another device being used called an “insert transmit skimmer.”  Please read his entire article to learn about this threat here.

    Both of these new devices require a hidden camera for thieves to steal your PIN, so always cover your hand when entering your pin.  

  • Buckhead Business RadioX Speaks with Karen Reynolds

    December 9, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Karen Reynolds recently shared the zBoost solutions to dropped, missed and choppy voice calls with the listeners of Buckhead Business RadioX.  Rich Casanova hosted the event and Reynolds was joined by Rick Griffin of Midlife Road Trip, Leslie Kuban with FranNet, and Amy Self with Capstone Financial Group.  

    Some excepts include:

    Buckhead Business Radio 11-18-14 Karen Reynolds 2As President and CFO of zBoost, formerly Wi-Ex, Karen Reynolds has immersed herself in the technology, manufacturing and business aspects of the wireless industry and under her leadership, zBoost cell phone signal boosters has expanded into new markets, and increased sales by more than 35%.

    While the technology continues to advance including 4G for data, recent announcements of 4G for voice and the continued growth of smartphones and tablets, there are still challenges to a strong indoor cell phone signal including green building materials, heavy foliage in the warm months, hills and mountains, valleys, and adjacent tall buildings, to name a few. This can result in the potential for millions of unhappy mobile users as a result of slow data and dropped calls.

    The listen to the podcast and see the guest summaries click here.

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  • Stay Safer This Winter While Traveling

    December 3, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    NewsUSA recently described the troubles that travelers often have on the road and the need to stay connected, especially in the winter.   Some excerpts of the article, How to Boost Your Cell Phone's Signal for Safer Winter Travel include:

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    It's the bane of every cell phone user -- conversations that become garbled and calls that drop. These "dead zones," usually happen while you're on the road, and can be frustrating at best, while making you feel exposed and defenseless at worst. However, they also present a critical safety issue when driving during the winter. That's why zBoost, a Georgia-based company that develops and manufactures cell phone signal boosters, is helping people stay connected no matter where they are, while giving winter travelers a sense of safety and security.

    "As a realtor in snowy Ohio, I am on the road showing homes or visiting family, and I'm dependent on my mobile phone to stay connected," said Lisa Van Doting. "Before adding my zBoost Mobile1 cell phone signal booster, I was frequently in areas with no cell service, which left me disconnected and vulnerable in emergency situations."

    The entire article can be found here.  To learn more about zBoost Mobile1 In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster click here. 

  • INT2View.com Reviews zBoost Mobile1

    December 1, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Brad Pransky, Editor at INT2View.com, an Interactive Intelligence e-publication, recently reviewed the zBoost Mobile1 Cell Phone Signal Booster.  Pransky depicts the challenges he and many face when traveling or spending time outdoors when cell signal is sometimes weak.  Some excerpts from his article are below.  Please see the entire article here.

    Do you ever:

    1. Travel (drive, train etc.) and find yourself losing cell service?
    2. Hike, bike ride (motor or pedal), explore only to find yourself in a cell service black hole?
    3. Find yourself in the woods, in a tent, with a bear....and sketchy cell phone service? ...
    4. ... Up a creek, with or without a paddle, and barely one bar on your cell phone?

    Who ya' gonna' call???

    NOBODY!

     Cause you don't have a signal...unless...

    you have the zBoost ZB245 mobile 1 cell phone signal booster.

    We have all experienced those times when the signal on worlds end trailour cell phone is less than desirable. If it's at a specific location, such as your home, or a portion of it, there are devices to remedy that. We tested one a while back from zBoost and it worked beautifully. But what if you're in your car? Let's say your daily commute or a road trip you're planning leaves you with the ugly reality of negligible cell service. Let's say you're tired of finding out you've been talking to yourself for several minutes. zBoost has an economical product for that too; the zBoost Mobile 1 in vehicle cell phone signal booster (ZB245) ($89.99) Continue reading

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