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  • Inside My Head.. Reviews zBoost Connect

    August 21, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Kelli Avery with Inside My Head had major problems in her home getting good signal.  As she puts it;   "I'm lucky if I get up to 2 bars while I'm sitting inside and whenever any of us get a call we have to do the walk around the house and figure out where it's gonna decide to work today. It switches all the time. Most times, for important calls, I usually end up outside."

    She decided to try out zBoost Connect in her home and provided the following review.

    ZB540 Connect ImageThe zBoost CONNECT ZB540 boosts cell phone signals for voice calls and text for all major carriers.  It captures the reliable cellular signal at an interior window and rebroadcasts it further indoors, so you can enjoy clearer, faster and more reliable service without interruption. And you don’t need roof access or an attic for good performance – just attach the signal antenna to an inside window using the supplied suction cups.

    The zBoost CONNECT is worth every penny. I have not had a single lost call, static conversation or eternally long download time in my data performance since the day I installed the signal booster.  I went from no bars in my dead zone to almost 3 full bars!

    zBoost CONNECT ZB540 is my new best friend. It's strangely relaxing knowing your not missing as many calls as you have in the past and quite relieving to know I have added security of my kids, family, school etc etc being able to reach me.

    Please read the entire article at http://www.insidemyheadwithkelli.com

  • Password Changes Needed after Russian Crime Ring Theft

    August 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment

  • Gimme a boost: 3 ways to make calls when your cellular signal is terrible

    August 4, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    TechHive's, Eric Geier reviews zBoost ZB545.GUy with low signal

    In our increasingly connected age, it’s frustrating to find yourself in a place where the cellular connectivity is weak to nonexistent. And that frustration only magnifies when you have to struggle with poor voice quality and dropped calls in your very own home.

    Geier outlines 3 solutions to boost cellular signal, one of which is to use a repeater. Below is an excerpt from the review.

    If your home or office offers some trace of a cell signal, you can amplify or boost it with a repeater. Though the exact solutions vary, all typically consist of either putting a repeater near a window or an antenna on the roof where the cell tower signals are the best. The repeater then amplifies your signal, acting as a middleman between the cell towers and nearby phones.

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    zBoost offers a variety of indoor and outdoor signal boosters. I tested the $350ZB545, which supports up to 3G with the 800 and 1,900 MHz frequencies from all major carriers (except Nextel). It consists of an outdoor omni-directional antenna that you can mount where the cell signal is the best (attic or roof), coaxial cable, and an amplifier unit you place inside. That can complicate installation, but the omni-directional outdoor antenna makes it easy to place since you don’t have to figure out which direction to point the antenna.

     

     

     

     

  • The Most Powerful Cellular Signal Booster Yet: zBoost’s ZB575-A

    July 28, 2014 - Leave a Comment

     

    TrulyGadgets.com just reviewed zBoost TRIO SOHO!

     

    "It’s getting easier and easier to rely on your smartphone for so many of your everyday tasks. They are getting large enough to be similar to tablets, offering processors and graphics capable of competing head-to-head with last generation video game consoles or fairly recent laptops, and the battery life and screens are decent enough. You could almost cut another cord- your internet- and save some money if you have a large or unlimited data plan. Simply use your mobile and share it as a hotspot, especially if you are reliant on satellite or in an area with poor or expensive ISPs. But there’s a catch- you’ll need cellular signal."New zBoost TRIO ZB575- Image

     
    "And that’s where a booster comes in, like the new zBoost ZB575-A Trio SOHO, which we first heard about at CES earlier this year and is now making it’s way to consumers. We’ve seen several previous zBoost models, large and small, and always found them easy to use and consistent, though they do rely on antennas that can require a bit of work to set up, adjust, and optimize. This one is their newest tri-band model, capable of not only boosting your calls, but internet as well though it is constrained to specific carriers. Ours was built for use with AT&T and helped with 4G LTE, CEL (800 MHz) and PCS (1900 MHz). Verizon versions are available too, and they look and function pretty much identically (and similar to older models as well)."

     

    Please see the entire review at TrulyGadgets.com  http://www.trulygadgets.com/6411/gadgets/powerful-cellular-signal-booster-yet-zboosts-zb575-a/

     

  • Woman's Day Sweepstakes: zBoost Mobile1

    July 24, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    ZBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Giveaway

    Womensday logoEnter for a chance to win a ZBoost Mobile1 In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster! Ten lucky winners will each receive a ZBoost Mobile1 In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster (model #: ZB245).

    If you experience signal problems, slow data or dropped calls while driving, the zBoost Mobile1 cellular signal booster increases in-vehicle signal for cell phones and smartphones and it is easy to use.

    The sweepstakes will run July 23 through September 23, 2014.   Check it out...YOU could be one of the lucky winners!!!

    To Enter go to http://www.womansday.com/sweepstakes/30214

  • Staying Connected is Top Priority on Vacation

    July 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Travel&Tech- new infographic

  • zBoost Tops Travel and Tech List for Road Trips

    July 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Staying Connected is Top Priority on Vacation

    With calling and texting remaining the primary reasons smartphones are used on vacation, zBoost (www.zboost.com), a leading provider of consumer cell phone signal booster kits, provides the zBoost Mobile1 to boost more miles of cell phone coverage. The zBoost Mobile1 is an in-vehicle cell phone signal booster, that creates a single user cell zone for more miles of uninterrupted voice and text.*

    “Along with the bathing suits and camping gear, technology is now an integral part of vacation packing and with the majority of summer travel done by car, a reliable cell signal is crucial for staying connected,” said Karen Reynolds, President of zBoost. “The zBoost Mobile1 cell phone signal booster keeps consumers connected to family and friends while driving to their summer destination, by significantly reducing their dropped or missed voice calls and increasing their ability to send and receive text messages.”

    The Travel and Tech Trends infographic showcases consumers’ reliance on their smartphones - even while on vacation. Key highlights include:

    • Almost half of U.S. travelers cite #FOMO - Fear of Missing Out as their reason to stay connected**
    • 85 percent of U.S. travelers report using a smartphone while on vacation**
    • 82 percent of U.S. workers stay connected with the office while on vacation***

    The zBoost Mobile1 comes kit complete with a power supply, antenna and cabling, and a bi-directional amplifier unit housed in a sturdy, lightweight cradle.  The zBoost Mobile1 retails for $89 MSRP. Benefits of the zBoost Mobile1 include:

    • “Hands-free” operation to boost signal for voice and text for all phones
    • Boosts in-vehicle signal for a single user
    • Reduces dropped calls and dead zones
    • Extends cell phone battery life

    * Please don’t text while driving.

    **Trip advisor TripBarometer 11/13

    ***PGI Workcation Survey 8/13

     

  • Home Automation Becoming More Affordable

    July 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Home automation includes centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, security locks, and other systems, to provide improved convenience, comfort, energy efficiency and security. The popularity of home automation has been increasing greatly in recent years.  It had been largely unaffordable and confusing to the average consumer for many years, but times are changing. 

    Stewart Wolpin of Techlicious, writes in Home Automation Becomes Cheap and Easy, how home automation has become much more affordable especially with Staples and Home Depot announcing their respective home automation platforms – Staples Connect and Wink.

    "Staples Connect and Home Depot Wink are multi-brand, multi-device and multi-protocol home automation systems that use one app, making them simple to set up and use--without the help of a professional installer. Both the Staples Connect and Home Depot Wink apps are free, and neither requires a subscription or service fee. Both apps are available for Apple's iOS and Android; Staples Connect also is available for Windows 8 PCs and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices and, soon, through Samsung smart TVs."

    Continue reading

  • Post-It Place Reviews Mobile1 - And Offers Giveaway

    July 8, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    zBoost Mobile 1 boosts cell signals to new heights! (And a Giveaway)

    “ I have always loved zBoost, so when contacted about their new mobile booster I was thrilled. I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for testing out the zBoost Mobile 1 device. All opinions are mine and are in no way influenced by receipt of product.”

    Out here in the country a cell service signal can at times be hard to come by…even here at the house. But if you go even further up in the mountains…it becomes near impossible. And we find ourselves in that predicament often. Like recently I went up and spent a day with some friends at their property even further up in the mountains than where I live and I knew from past experience that a cell signal was going to be non-existent. I was right. I thought Tate was going to have a coronary at first when he realized that he was going to have to go a full day without a signal.

    But I also knew that should we absolutely need it, we could have one thanks to the zBoost Mobile 1. The device is great. Seriously, my phone would go from “No Service” to 3 bars in a second once it was placed in the cradle. It is easy to install, easy to use and does it’s job fabulously!!

    Post-It place zBoost image 2014-07-31 at 6.50.00 PMThis is what it looks like in the car.

    You can mount the cradle where it is convenient for you.

    Then you just place your phone in the cradle and let it work its magic.

    To read the complete review go to http://thepost-itplace.com/2014/07/zboost-mobile-1-boosts-cell-signals-to-new-heights-and-a-giveaway/

  • Landlines Are Being Dropped- 4 in 10 US Homes are Cellphone Only

    July 8, 2014 - Leave a Comment

    Homes in the United States are dropping their landlines and opting for Cellphones only according to a recent CDC study. Four out of 10 households use cellphones only, which is twice the rate from just five years ago. Mike Stobbe of AP recently reported for ABC News, 4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone Only, Skip Landline.

    The CDC survey released today, July 8, 2014, is based on in-person interviews in more than 21,000 homes during the last half of 2013. Some of the facts that the researchers found include:

    • Not all homes have phones: About 3 percent have no landline or cellphone.
    • About 9 percent have only landlines, and about 48 percent have both. Five years ago, 17 percent had only landlines, and about 60 percent had landlines and cellphones

    • Younger people rely more on cellphones: Nearly two-thirds of people in their late 20s live in households with only cellphones. Only 14 percent of people 65 and older use only cellphones.

    • The Midwest is the most wireless region: About 44 percent live in cellphone-only homes. The South and West were nearly as high. In the Northeast, 25 percent live in cellphone-only households.

     

    To read the entire article go to http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/10-us-homes-cellphone-skip-landline-24461249

    The full CDC Survey is at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201407.pdf

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