zBoost-ONE PCS

  • Holiday Profiles: Digital Diva

    December 13, 2010 - Leave a Comment

    For today’s Digital Diva, technology and gadgets are an integral part of her life. She relies on her gadgets to stay connected in her busy high-tech life. With 1.5 trillion texts sent in 2009 alone, the constant-communicator, the Digital Diva needs to always be available.
    This holiday season give the Digital Diva on your list a zBoost to help her stay connected on her mobile, Blackberry or iPhone! There’s a good chance she is like one of the 70 percent of cell phone owners who experience problems with their in-door cell phone service.
     

    zBoost-ONE PCS - $249
    • Independent urban living: Covers 1,200 sq ft
    • Constant Communication: Boosts aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology
    • Easy set-up: Single base unit with no external antennas

    zBoost-METRO - $299
    • Amplifies signal: Better connection in condos, lofts, and apartments.
    • Simple set-up: No external antennas to install
    • Divine connection: 1,500 sq ft of coverage

  • zBoost-ONE Review by The Cell Phone Junkie

    October 18, 2010 - Leave a Comment

    Mickey Papillion, The Cell Phone Junkie, reviewed the YX400-PCS this week.

    Designed with consumers in mind, the zBoost-One signal booster extends service in the home or office for up to 4 devices on either the Sprint or MetroPCS network.  The zBoost-One provides up to 1200 square feet of additional coverage through the all in one unit.  This is the first of its kind from Wi-Ex, actually syncing with your device to reduce dropped calls and increase call quality.  Available from Wi-Ex for $250.

    Installation

    Unlike most signal boosters, the zBoost-One requires very little configuration  The first time you turn the unit on, it needs to be synced with the network of your carrier of choice.  Next, put the unit on a window sill or in an area of the strongest signal.  Then connect power to the unit via the provided AC power supply.  The “SyncLink” button will flash red.  Place a call from your phone, and once the call connects, press the SyncLink button, which will then blink green and the Handset Indicator will turn on.

    Finally, use the Signal Strength Indicator to find a location that has 3 or more lit bars to provide the optimal performance for the base unit.

    Here is a brief overview of the zBoost-One, along with the installation and some real world testing.

    Use and Results
    Sprint service in my house has been an issue since I moved in 3 years ago.  The zBoost has given me the confidence to use my Sprint Blackberry almost anywhere in the house, and not fear the dropped calls that I was used to.  The signal strength in the surrounding rooms to the installation point has been boosted up to 10-15 dBm, allowing the phone to show an increase in 2-3 signal bars consistently.

    Overall
    For $250, the zBoost-One Cell Phone Signal Booster from Wi-Ex is a great home or office solution for those with poor service and dropped calls. Having used other signal enhancing products, the One works as advertised, and allows phones to be used in areas that have poor service more reliably.

  • Holiday Profiles: Urban Dwellers

    December 11, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    Urban Dwellers

    Target Audience: Singles, Gen X or Gen Y, Young Professionals

    According to CEA’s 11th Annual Household CE Ownership and Market Potential, 90% of U.S. households now have a cell phone. However, cell phone signals were not designed to travel through metal and cement, which makes living in the city a challenge to your cell phone signal.  According to the zBoost Cell Phone Signal Survey, 70 percent of cell phone owners experience problems with their in-door cell phone service.

    When your signal works, it is easy to stay in touch with the office or friends and family.  When it doesn't work, it can be a major challenge – especially if you are one of the 35 percent of households that are only reachable by cell phone.   

    The Urban Dweller will appreciate a zBoost cell phone signal booster to keep them connected during this hectic holiday season and throughout the year.

     zBoost-ONE PCS - $249

    • Perfect for the in-town apartment or condo; coverage up to 1,200 sq ft
    • One piece wonder:: Single base unit with no external antennas
    • Living 3G - Boosts PCS (1900MHz) phones as well as aircards, EDGE and 3G technology

    zBoost zPersonal (zP)  - $169

    • The boost you need: Increases signal and speed for cell phones and aircards
    • Personal space: Extends CellZone, 4-6 feet
    • Fit for your lifestyle: Small size and easy set up is ideal for desks, dorms or apartments
  • Holiday Profiles: Gadget Geek

    December 10, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    Gadget Geek

    Target Audience: Male, Early Adopters (See Gadget Chic for Female)

    The Gadget Geek is a true tech lover and gadget enthusiast. According to CEA’s 11th Annual Household CE Ownership and Market Potential, this early adopter owns more than 30 consumer electronic devices.

    He relies on his Smartphone to organize his life, stay connected, catch up on his favorite TV shows or chat with friends - all which can be a challenge with poor in-door cell phone reception.  According to the zBoost Cell Phone Signal Survey, 70 percent of cell phone owners experience problems with their in-door cell phone service.

    Help your favorite Gadget Geek enjoy his favorite iPhone, Blackberry or Palm applications without missing a beat, by giving him a zBoost!

    zBoost-ONE PCS - $249

    • Living 3G:  Boosts aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology
    • Easy set-up: Single base unit with no external antennas
    • Fit for urban living: coverage up to 1,200 sq ft

    zBoost Dual Band - $399

    • Coverage you need: Boost both 800MHz and 1900MHz simultaneously including aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology
    • Fit for the house or office: Coverage up to 2,500 sq ft;
    • Friends welcome: Multiple phones and carriers simultaneously
  • Holiday Profiles: The Men’s Den

    December 9, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    The Men’s Den

    Target Audience: Men, early to mid-adopters of technology

    With recent industry statistics citing more than 400 million 3G subscribers worldwide, “living 3G” is quickly becoming an integral part of today’s “Men’s Den.”  

    From FlatTVs to Netbooks to the Wii, today’s Men’s Den includes all the latest technology,  but a poor in-door cell phone signal can make staying connected a challenge.  According to the zBoost Cell Phone Signal Survey, 70 percent of cell phone owners experience problems with their in-door cell phone service.  zBoost can help them boost their aircards, EDGE and 3G technology all from the comforts of their favorite couch or chair. 

    Give the gift of a zBoost this holiday season and make the Men Den owner on your list the life of the party! 

    zBoost Dual Band - $399

    • Covers your carrier: Boost both 800MHz and 1900MHz simultaneously
    • Fit for the Den: Coverage up to 2,500 sq ft;
    • Life of the party: Multiple phones and carriers simultaneously including aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology

     zBoost-ONE PCS - $249

    • The boost you need:  Boosts aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology
    • Easy set-up: Single base unit with no external antennas
    • Fit for urban living: coverage up to 1,200 sq ft
  • Holiday Profiles: Gadget Chic

    December 8, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    Gadget Chic

    Target Audience: Female, Early Adopters (See Gadget Geek for Male)

    For today’s Gadget Chic, technology and gadgets are an integral part of her life. She relies on them to make Life 2.0 easy and fun!

    According to the recent "Women & Digital Life" study conducted by the Solutions Research Group, when women were asked if technology was a "guy thing" – an overwhelmingly 77 percent replied that it was not!

    This holiday season give the Gadget Chic on your list a zBoost to help her stay connected on her mobile, Blackberry or iPhone! There’s a good chance she is like one of the 70 percent of cell phone owners experience problems with their in-door cell phone service.

    zBoost-ONE PCS- $249

    • Perfect fit for Life 2.0: single band -  PCS (1900MHz) phones and boosts aircards, EDGE and 3G technology
    • Easy set-up: Single base unit with no external antennas
    • Just the right size: coverage up to 1,200 sq ft

    zBoost Dual Band - $399

    • Fit for your carrier: Boost both 800MHz and 1900MHz simultaneously and boosts aircards, EDGE and 3G technology
    • Covers the house or office: Coverage up to 2,500 sq ft;
    • Life of the party: Multiple phones and carriers simultaneously
  • Holiday Profiles: The H (Home) Suite Executive

    December 7, 2009 - Leave a Comment

     The H (Home) Suite Executive

    Target Audience: Teleworkers, Entrepreneurs, SOHO

    Reliable cell phone signal is a must for the home executive.  Thirty-one percent (31%) of employed cell phone owners spend at least some time teleworking, or working from home each week.

    According to the zBoost Cell Phone Signal Survey, 54 percent of teleworkers consider their cell phone extremely or very important to successful teleworking and 22 percent consider their PDA or smart phone such as Blackberry, iPhone or Treo extremely or very important to successful teleworking.  The survey also found that 70 percent of cell phone owners experience problems with their in-door cell phone service.

    This holiday season give the H (Home) Suite Executive a zBoost and help them enjoy the flexibility and work-life balance provided by teleworking even more!

    zBoost Dual Band - $399

    • Lose the landline: Multiple phones and carriers simultaneously
    • Multiple carriers: Boost both 800MHz and 1900MHz simultaneously
    • The coverage you need: Coverage up to 2,500 sq ft; including aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology

     

     zBoost-ONE PCS - $249

    • Living 3G:  Boosts aircards, EDGE and 3G Technology
    • Easy set-up: Single base unit with no external antennas
    • Fit for the office: coverage up to 1,200 sq ft
  • Black Friday Deals on zBoost!

    November 24, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    According to data from Nielsen Online, despite the challenging economy, Black Friday traffic to online shopping sites increases 10 percent year over year. Wi-Ex will be running Black Friday deals on their website on Black Friday, November 27, 2009 through Cyber Monday, November 30, 2009.

    Wi-Ex’s Black Friday deals are as follows:

    • The YX110, MSRP $119 will have a Black Friday special price of $79
    • The YX230, MSRP $179 will have a Black Friday special price of $99
    • The YX300, MSRP $169 will have a Black Friday special price of $59
    • The YX400-P, MSRP $249.99 will have a Black Friday special price of $149.

    Give the gift of signal this season with zBoost!

     

  • zBoost has been named as Honoree in the CES 2010 Innovations Awards sponsored by CEA

    November 12, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    Wi-Ex announced on November 10, 2009 that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for zBoost ONE PCS YX400. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 36 product categories.

    The zBoost ONE, designed for the home and office for Sprint and Metro PCS cell phones, is the first and only cell phone signal booster with NO external antennas.  With no external antennas, this product is easy and quick to set up.  It increases the cell phone signal indoors up to 1200 square feet. It also allows users to take full advantage of data and internet services on their mobile phones including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging, pictures, and more. 70% of cell phone owners experience problems with their cell phone service, including dropped calls (44%), poor signal reception, or dead zones in their home (34%) and poor signal reception or dead zones at work (28%).* 

    “The zBoost ONE engineering team recognized that consumers wanted an “out-of-the-box”, simple solution and designed it.  You put the product near a window or where there is strong signal and plug it in– now you’ve got signal.  No messing around with cables or antennas,” says Sharon D. Cuppett, vice president of marketing, Wi-Ex. 

    Wi-Ex's zBoost ONE will be displayed at the 2010 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will also be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 5.

    Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.

     Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

  • CTIA’s Hottest Web Pick!

    October 1, 2009 - Leave a Comment

    The zBoost ONE-PCS is up for “ CTIA’s Hottest Web Pick!” this year! The deadline for voting is Monday October 5th, 2009 at 5:00p.m. HolidayHotListLogo

     With a zBoostONE YX400P you can:

     

    • Increases signal for up to 1200 sq ft
    • Save money and drop your landline
    • Receive important calls INSIDE
    • Increase employee productivity – they can stay at their desk instead of running to the window or outside to talk on your cell
    • Improve your battery life of your phone
    • zBoost also extends Cell Zones, so you can use your phone or PDA with all the new applications which require a stronger signal - such as:
      • Email
      • Internet browsing
      • Text messaging
      • Interactive gaming
      • Hi-speed data
      • Instant messaging

    zBoost repeats and amplifies the signal and is frequency dependent. The zBoost ONE-PCS works with SPRINT PCS or Metro PCS  (1900 MHz phones).
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    To vote for the zBoost ONE-PCS:
    1. Go to the zBoost Hot for the Holidays public voting page:

     http://ctiait.ctia.org/HolidayHotList/2009/public/?fuseaction=main.viewEntry&productID=550&start=61&subCat=all&scoreStatus=all&ct=1


    2. To vote you click on “Mark as Favorite” in the upper right-hand corner of your entry page!
     
    Happy voting!

     

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