Reviews: zBoost In The News

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Read articles and segments where zBoost Cell Phone Boosters make news.


The Regional News - "How to Boost Your Cell Phone's Signal for Safer Winter Travel"

"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"
- Lisa Van Doting, Ohio-based Realtor 

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Post-It Place - "zBoost Mobile 1 boosts cell signals to new heights!"

...I [knew] that should we absolutely need [signal], we could have one thanks to the zBoost Mobile1. 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!

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Techlicious - "How to Get Better Cell Phone Reception At Home"

We like the highly-rated zBoost SOHO Xtreme Dual-Band Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit. This all-in-one package increases indoor signal coverage in homes of up to 5,500 square feet.

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Trekaroo - "Keeping Cell Phone Connectivity on a Road Trip"

I tried calling hubby’s Verizon phone, which has way better coverage and the call would not go through. I placed it on the zBoost [Mobile1] cradle and magically, the signal went up a few notches and the call went through.

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zBoost talks with Into Tomorrow at CES 2014


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The Electronic House - "zBoost TRIO Wins Electronic House 2014 Product of the Year"

As seen in the recent FCC ruling, cell phone signal boosters are an important component to providing reliable indoor cell phone signal reception. However with the FCC ruling, the playing field has been leveled and new companies are entering the cell phone signal market. zBoost has been in the industry since the beginning and were the first company to introduce an easy to install, affordable boosting solution. zBoost is once again putting the consumer first with the launch of our zBoost TRIO. 

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TWICE - "zBoost Offers SO/HO, Residential Boosters" 01/07/2014

LAS VEGAS — zBoost has come to International CES with a revamped lineup of cellular signal boosters for SO/HO applications and for rural and suburban households. The boosters, which enhance in-door signal coverage, comply with the new Federal Communications Commission rules that go into effect on March 1 to prevent cellular- network disruptions. “With more than 50 percent of U.S. homes having no landline or not relying on it as their primary phone, a strong indoor cell phone signal is a growing necessity for many consumers,” said president Karen Reynolds.

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Geek News Central - "TGP – #118 zBoost SOHO YX545 – It Works Really Well" 08/15/2013

Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #118 hosted by Don Baine.  We’ve Got Technology Covered! The Gadget Professor Show – a proud member of the Tech Podcast Network!
zBoost SOHO cell signal booster extends a Cell Zone™ for multiple users and all devices operating on 800 and 1900 MHz frequency bands. zBoost SOHO boosts signal up to 3000 square feet, making it perfect for your home or office.

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Gadget Review - "zBoost SOHO YX545 Dual Band Signal Booster Review" 08/08/2013

Everyone knows that cell phones have become commonplace for daily life, but how many also know that they’ve also replaced landlines in many small home offices? Or that having a dependable cellular connection when indoors is not guaranteed by even the latest smartphone technology?

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The Geek Church - "zBoost Metro Cell Booster" 08/05/2013

It really is all about the bars these days, and if you don’t have them, it sort of defeats the purpose of having a cell phone, doesn’t it? Fortunately, a company known as zBoost has come to the rescue.
I had a chance to try out the the zBoost Metro, which is made for consumers in single story urban settings. It is designed for people who live in 1,500 square feet areas like apartments and offices.

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TechiTeens - "Boost your cell reception at home with the zBoost Metro YX540" 08/01/2013

Not having cell signal in your home can be extremely frustrating. This is a common problem for people in cities where buildings can block signals and in the country where cell towers are not placed in frequent locations. The zBoost YX540 Metro will solve these problems for you by capturing the signal that you do receive and amplify it, allowing you to enjoy your calls without having to worry about them being dropped.

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The Wall Steet Journal - "High-Tech Devices: Must-Have Gadgets Designed to Eliminate Pet Peeves" 06/06/2013

Companies are rolling out hot new technology to keep you connected, organized and entertained. Yet, many create pet peeves. Whether you are hanging out at home or travelling on vacation, here's a round-up of tech gadget must-haves that get rid of top gadget pet peeves.

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Smallbiz - "New Tips, Tools and Tech Guide Shows Businesses What They Need To Stay Connected and Organized" 06/23/2013

When running or working in a small business, very early on you’ll learn (occasionally the hard way!) that communication is tantamount to productivity. If you can’t communicate with clients, partners, or suppliers, your business is basically in a stasis that can’t produce much. I work at a business that often needs to make calls every day, to raise funds, set meetings and forward information.

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DroidLife - "Android Accessory Roundup: zBoost 4G LTE Signal Booster, samDock Cable, Y-Cam HomeMonitor System and More" 05/24/2013

The accessories industry is very large and continues to grow daily. Couple that with the fact that smartphones are starting to take over the world’s population, leaving you with entire conferences such as CTIA and CES, based solely on consumer items, such as smartphone accessories.

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USAToday - "New products: pencil stylus, retro jukebox and more" 04/20/2013
Maybe your smartphone could use a boost

Yes, smartphones are pretty darn, well, smart. But for all the advances in cellular technology, weak signals and dropped calls can still be a source of aggravation, especially when you're traveling in a car. That's where the zBoost zForce YX240 comes in handy. Designed to capture the outside signal and amplify it inside your vehicle...

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TechiTeens - "Eliminate Dead Zones with the zBoost YX545 Network Extender" 03/19/2013

Even though it’s the 21st century and mobile devices are seen everywhere, it still is not uncommon to experience dead zones where the lack of cellular service severely limits the capabilities of your phone. The worst case scenario is living in one of these dead zones, which can be located anywhere from urban environments where buildings block signals to rural environments where it just was not cost effective for providers to install cell towers at frequent intervals. If you are faced with this problem, the zBoost SOHO YX545 can help solve it. It works by capturing the minimal cell signal that you do receive amplifying it around your home.

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TechNewsWorld - "Consumer Signal Booster: An Electronic Gadget Grows Up" 02/26/2013

News that the FCC was ordering consumers to turn off their wireless signal boosters initially created a bit of an uproar. However, the agency really has no intention of abolishing the useful gadgets. Instead, it wants consumers to register them with carriers, making sure they won't disrupt wireless network operations. Companies selling signal boosters favor the move. There's a little-known electronic gadget -- one that's generally not available alongside the colorful big-screen TVs and bass-pounding sound systems in seductive, sparkly urban consumer-electronics mega-stores -- that can be a life-changing device, nonetheless.

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CEPRO - "FCC Tweaks Cell Signal Ruling; Manufacturers React" 02/26/2013

While some media are interpreting the recent FCC ruling on cell phone signal boosters as a negative regulation because it would have forced as many as two million consumers to contact their cell service providers for permission to use their existing signal boosters, manufacturers of the devices that specifically serve the custom electronics industry are unanimously backing the decision.
In a nutshell, the ruling tightens the technology of the devices and the way they pass signals to the towers so the boosters cannot interfere with wireless networks, including emergency 911 calls. The new rules were necessary because cell phone signal boosters are becoming more and more necessary.

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Residential Systems - "FCC Adds Rules for Consumer Cellular Signal Boosters" 02/20/2013

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a Report and Order that furthers the goal of improving the U.S. wireless infrastructure by expanding the reach of wireless coverage for consumers. These new rules governing signal boosters, which amplify signals between wireless devices and wireless networks, are intended to substantially improve signal booster design by requiring manufacturers to include safeguards that protect wireless networks.

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Twice - "FCC Adds Rules for Tighter Cellular Signal Boosters" 02/20/2013

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved stricter regulations to prevent fixed and mobile cellular-signal boosters from interfering with cellular carriers’ networks.
The vote marks the conclusion of a near-two-year rulemaking process that started in early 2010 when the FCC launched an inquiry into whether boosters should be banned or regulated more. The FCC later came down on the side of more regulation and sought industry comments included in the new regulations.

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ZDnet - "Increase the wireless data signal for your SOHO with the zBoost DataBlast 4G signal booster" 02/18/2013

I never thought signal boosters did much, but after testing out the Wilson Electronics Sleek 4G-V in December I became a believer and enjoyed the increased Verizon wireless signal at my house. I've been testing the zBoost SOHO DataBlast YX550 and think it is an even better solution for those looking to boost their cellular data signal at the home or office.

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Wi-Ex talks with Into Tomorrow at Digital Experience During CES 2013

 

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Uber Signal - "The Most Affordable 2G, 3G & 4G Signal Booster Yet" - 12/29/2012

We'd all love to have crystal clear cell phone reception and blazing fast data speeds on our mobile phones, but unfortunately we're not so lucky in many locations, including even in major metropolitan areas. In an effort to change that, cell phone signal boosters are frequently used to provide cell service to areas which were altogether lacking before.Until recently, that only consisted of improved voice and 3G data, but with the widespread availability of 4G enabled devices now, the demand for signal boosters that also boost 4G has grown as well.

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okc BIZ - "Building A Better You" - 12/27/12
Ring in the new year with these five products that may make life just a little bit easier

I had problems at home. Luckily, they related to my smartphone signal: When upstairs, any calls from my wife would cut out, if not drop completely. And you don’t want your wife thinking you’ve hung up on her. So we installed the zBoost SOHO — not without expended effort, I should note — and our in-home signal improved as promised. The MSRP is pricey, but you can find it for half that with a little online digging.

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trulynet - "Wireless Extenders Reach To 4G With The zBoost YX550" - 12/18/2012

Have a new smartphone on the Verizon network? If you're like us, then you love the new iPhone 5 and especially the 4G and LTE data speed, which can sometimes be as fast as a home wireless network. If you're like us, then the regular dropouts are an issue, since in many urban environments, cellular signals get degraded fast thanks to lots of concrete and other obstacles. The problem isn't new, but until now you weren't able to do much about boosting the newer spectrum, and were limited to 3G or slower.

 
 
 
Byte - "Wi-Ex zBoost Strengthens Weak Indoor Cell Signals" - 10/10/2012

If you're plagued by perpetually weak cell phone reception in your home or office, Wi-Ex might have an answer. It's one of a number of companies that make signal-redirection products for cell phones. The antenna-and-base-station systems take the signal from outside your building or residence and redirect it to the inside.

 
 

The Street - "New Ways to Improve Cellphone Reception Indoors" - 10/10/2012

Other new 4G signal boosters are now available from Wi-Ex and Cellphone-Mate. Also, check with your carrier for a possible freebie...



The Latest Gadgets - "zBoost 4G DataBlast Signal Booster: Stay connected" - 10/07/2012

4G is set to be 3G’s stronger, older sister. Providing mobile users with a faster, stronger connection, this network will roll out in 16 UK cities by the end of 2012, and expand further next year.  Just like 3G, no doubt it’s something we’ll quickly take for granted, which is why it’s going to be doubly frustrating when we hit a weak signal spot and can’t enjoy the speedy connection we’re used to.



Fox News - "Boost your cell and data signals with zBoost" - 9/28 /2012

Tech Take:  Boost your cell and data signals with zBoost. zBoost products from Wi-Ex help boost cell and data signals in the home and on the road



Boot Camp - " Wi-Ex signal booster for 4G LTE Arriving Next Month" - 9/27/2012

Tech Take:  Boost your cell and data signals with zBoost. zBoost products from Wi-Ex help boost cell and data signals in the home and on the road



Mobile Magazine - "Daily Deals: Wireless Extenderz Cell Phone Signal Booster for $220 Off" - 9/24 /2012

What’s great is that the zBoost YX545 SOHO is mostly universal for most American cell phone carriers. It operates on both the 800MHz and 1900MHz bands, so it should be able to boost the signal from such providers as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Alltel, Cricket and more. It also has an omnidirectional antenna to receive signals from multiple cell towers. There’s also the added benefit of extending your cell phone battery life, because your phone uses less power when it has plenty of bars and isn’t hunting for a signal.



Examiner - "Tech Review: zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster" - 7/05/2012

I liked this product so much that my parents now have one for their lake house, which is on the fringe of coverage. If your home or vacation cabin is semi-remote and the coverage is spotty at best inside, then a cellphone repeater might alleviate some of your dropped call woes. If you decide to start shopping for one, then I highly recommend checking out the dual band zBoost SOHO YX545 Cell Phone Booster by Wi-Ex.

 

TWICE - "CTIA Show Makes Changes, Expects Growth" - 4/23/2012

CTIA - The Wireless Association expects a lift in attendance at next month’s CTIA Wireless 2012 because of later show dates and a return to the Crescent City, where the convention will boast its largest retailer-focused section to date.

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AndroidSpin - "Review: zBoost zForce YX240 – Force your signal to become Stronger" - 2/28/2012

Last time I reviewed one of zBoost’s products, I mentioned how the SOHO Xtreme improved my signal vastly, up to 5,500 feet. However, what if you’re on the go? What if you’re driving and you need to make some important calls? (Although we don’t recommend you use your cell phone while driving) There are times when you need to make calls while in motion though, such as emergencies. If you don’t have a good signal and you’re stuck in an emergency, and SOS won’t respond, then you’re as good as..worthless?
Thankfully, zBoost is back to save us again, and if you guys need a good cell phone signal booster, then the zBoost zForce YX240 is good for you.

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AndroidSpin -  "Review: zBoost SOHO Xtreme – Boost cell signal at your home or Office"

In a world where everything seems to go wireless: cell phones, battery charging, laptops, tablets, TVs, sometimes our signal just isn’t strong enough to give us what we want. This especially applies to cell phones, since networks can’t possibly cover every inch of the nation with 3-4 bars of coverage. That’s where zBoost comes in, as they are trying to literally “boost” your signal in low coverage areas.

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Home Office Broadcast Media Tour

zBoost SOHO was featured in on-site media tour with lifestyle expert Brian von Dedenroth. The tour included segments for 3 nationally syndicated shows: "The Daily Buzz," "Better TV" and "Daytime" The tour highlighted products for the Home Office. Coverage in more than 250 cities reaching nearly 3 million viewers including: 

● New York
● San Francisco
● Los Angeles
● Las Vegas
● Atlanta
● Miami
● Detroit
● Dallas
● Houston
● Washington DC
● New Orleans 

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INT2view - "Desert, Mountains & zBoost...A love story" - October 2011

Life with a cell phone in the boondocks is an interesting endeavor. You're talking to your wife on the phone and the conversation is mostly "what did you say?", and "Huh?". This does not promote good communication, which we all know is a key to a good marriage. When you do get good reception, it usually entails holding an arm over your head and a leg pointing due south, after which...you don't move.  Hopefully you complete the conversation before the wind shifts.

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Techlicious - "zBoost Metro Cell Phone Signal Booster Giveaway!" - September 20, 2011

Are there rooms in your home where you wish you could use your cell phone but you just don't get a good signal? An indoor signal booster, like the zBoost METRO from Wi-Ex, can help.
Designed for use in apartments and small homes, the zBoost METRO can boost signal for an area up to 1500 sq ft inside your home. Simply mount the zBoost METRO's antenna inside a window in your home where you get the best reception (using the included suction cups) and then place the base unit where you want to strengthen the cell signal.

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Forbes - "Back to School: Tuition and Fees Deduction" - September 18, 2011

You can also enter to win a free zBoost-METRO. The zBoost-METRO YX540 boosts indoor signal up to 1500 sq ft for multiple users in small apartments, dorm rooms and lofts. The zBoost-METRO supports all U.S. phones and mobile devices using 800 and 1900 MHz and doesn’t require an outside antenna placement. Benefits of the phone booster include that it increases indoor signal coverage – up to 1500 sq ft; supports multiple users simultaneously; Compatible with all U.S. carriers and mobile devices using 800 & 1900 MHz (except Nextel/iDEN or 4G, 2100MHz phones); Increases voice and data transmission; decreases dropped or missed calls and it extends phone/battery life.

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USA Today - "Advancements in Mobile Technology"

Delivered to the target markets of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and St. Louis within USA Today. This report served as a guide for the wider public in understanding the many benefits that mobile devices can provide to them, with mobile technology becoming integral in every aspect of our daily lives. Featured interview with Sharon Cuppett, Wi-Ex VP of Marketing and Product Management.

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MacDirectory - "Review | zBoost YX545 SOHO" - August 8, 2011

Everything about my house that makes it a great place to live means it’s a lousy spot for a cellphone. Being on the side of a hill, I have a nice view of the valley beyond. Unfortunately, the closest cell tower is on the side of the hill behind me. The appearance of our community is maintained by a large and powerful homeowners’ association that would never permit anything vaguely resembling a cell tower anywhere near our borders.

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Cute Geek - "Pairing zBoost and PhoneLynx to Maximize My Cell Experience at Home" - July 28, 2011

I recently told you about the Wi-Ex zBoost and the Cobra PhoneLynx, now let me tell you why I think they are a perfect couple! 
Both are ‘barely there’ devices that you buy, take 10 minutes to setup and then don’t need to think about again, like your home Wi-Fi router.

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Cute Geek - "zBoost Brings the Bars (Cell Signal Bars!) into Your Home or Office" July 24, 2011

Dependable phone service is a necessity for a home-office professional. It is just not acceptable to drop off in the middle of a teleconference or get disconnected during a net meeting just because your cell service is spotty. Even having the top floor apartment and putting my desk next to the outermost window, I still experienced dropped calls on occasion...

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Runaround Tech - "Video: First Look at the zBoost by Wi-Ex" - July 21, 2011

Last month Larry and I made a day trip to New York City to check out fall version of Pepcom’s Digital Experience event. This is a much smaller version of CES and includes an array of current and new technologies on display. We get to see many of the same companies that attend the Pepcom Digital Experience at CES each year.

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PC World - "Boost Weak Cell Service at Home: Your Options" - July 15, 2011

The problem is familiar to many cell phone users: When you're indoors, even within your carrier's coverage area, the network's signal sometimes simply isn't strong enough to support voice calls or data services. With so many consumers ditching their landlines for cell phones, poor reception at home is no longer acceptable.

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TWICE - "Wi-Ex Launches Pair Of Cellular Signal Boosters" - June 26, 2011

Wi-Ex, the maker of cellular signal boosters for in-home and car use, has unveiled a pair of new zBoost-brand signal boosters.
The z-Force YX240 is the company's first in-car booster with universal hands-free cradle. The other product is the zBoost Metro YX540iP, which is designed for use in single-floor dwellings such as apartments in urban areas. The YX540iP workswith any 800/1900MHz cellphone but is targeted to iPhone users because it has been software tweaked to perform best at frequencies used by the iPhone.

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Yukon News - "Improving mobile phone signal in your home or office" - May 20, 2011

Rather than juggle the cost and hassle of multiple phone bills, most of us are dumping Ye Olde Landline in favour of pocket-friendly mobile phones. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be a challenge to use these devices in our homes and offices because of a weak signal from distant or hidden cell towers.

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All Things Digital - "FCC Proposes Giving Signal Boosters a Boost to Dismay of Cellular Industry" - April 7, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed allowing broader use of signal boosters than can be used to improve in-building cellular coverage, much to the dismay of the wireless carriers. Unlike a carrier-favored approach, known as femtocells, signal boosters work with all flavors of cell signal as opposed to a signal network. However, the industry says that improperly designed gear can lead to signal oscillation, which can cause interference.

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Tech Mento - "Z-Boost METRO Fixes Poor Cell Phone Service" - April 5, 2011
For many people, it is hard to get a good cell phone signal in their own home. This is made more of a burden when the person does not have access to a “higher area” such as a rooftop to plant a high-gain antenna. Fortunately, the Z-Boost METRO YX-540 (not pictured) helps solve that problem. The device makes use of a window-mounted antenna and is designed to enhance weaker cell signals to improve call quality and reliability.

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The Mac Observer - "Z-Boost METRO YX-540 Boosts Cell Phone Reception" - April 4, 2011
Cell phones aren’t perfect. No matter how smart their features, their ability to make and receive reliable calls often suffers. Sometimes it seems that just moving your head or a change in wind direction is all it takes for a call to drop. The Z-Boost METRO YX-540 offers a solution for apartment or condo dwellers who often do not have easy access to a roof or other elevated area to mount a high-gain antenna.

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IDG.SE - "Amplifiers fixes better 3G coverage inside" - March 13, 2011 (Translated)
This easy to install 3g amplifier promises better signal to the cell phone and modem in the
basement or small office. Zboost One vx-400u is the name of a so-called repeater station from Wi-Ex that enhances 3G coverage in places where the signal is usually very poor. The device is intended for indoor use and is said except in the cottage or basement room also fit well in the small office.

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MyNewsDesk - "Better 3G coverage at home, answers to questions" - March 13, 2011 (Translated)

This week we launched the Induo 3G Zboost booster from Wi-Ex . In articles and on blogs came happily out some issues. It's funny that our solution involved, here we publish answers to frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, feel free to comment below or sign up to our forum and discuss where (we accept user manual during regular office hours). We are also on twitter if you prefer to talk there. We normally twitter staffing on weekdays between 9-17.

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Bella Savvy - "zBoost METRO YX540 Cell Phone Booster {Review}" - February 15, 2011
Can you hear me now? Hello? Are you still there? Hmm… I guess not. Dang it, dropped call AGAIN! We live in a small suburban city that’s surrounded by farms and empty fields. I would think that our cell phone service here would be better since there’s not a lot around us unlike a large, busy city filled with tall buildings BUT that’s not the case.

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The Cell Phone Junkie- "Wi-Ex zBoost SOHO YX545 Review" - February 6, 2011
We’ve done reviews on various Wi-Ex products over the past few years, and have been very pleased with the results in most of our testing.  The zBoost Metro allowed us to improve our range in an area where we couldn’t permanently run a dedicated antenna outside, and the zBoost YX510 let me make phone calls within my office for the first time on AT&T.  Now, Wi-Ex has continued on the success of it’s 500 series with the YX545, or SOHO, dual band repeater kit.  The SOHO is for consumers, extending the range of  devices operating on 800 and 1900 MHz frequency bands.  The YX545 SOHO is available for $399 from Wi-Ex. The products used in this review were provided by Wi-Ex.

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The Electronic House - "5 Gadgets to Love" - January 26, 2011
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is the biggest playground of cool gadgets on the planet. It’s where companies from across the globe choose to unveil their latest techno-gear. Of course, there was plenty of 3D this and that. Web tablets were everywhere.

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The New York Times - "Cellphone Carriers Try to Control Signal Boosters" - November 18, 2010
When Sean Kirkland, an executive vice president for sales and marketing for a company that plans corporate meetings and events, moved into a new house in San Diego last year, he loved everything about the place. Everything except the poor reception he got on his cellphone.

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The Digital Story - "zBoost Metro Eliminated My iPhone Dropped Calls" - November 3, 2010
For the longest time I had decent cell phone reception at my studio in central Santa Rosa, CA. Then one day, as if someone threw a switch, my service was terrible. I could barely complete a call before it was dropped, and sometimes I would have to redial 3 or 4 times just to finish a short conversation. I was so frustrated.

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The Cell Phone Junkie - "Wi-Ex zBoost SOHO YX545 Sneaking Onto Shelves" - October 17, 2010
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.

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Crunch Gear - "Wi-Ex zBoost SOHO YX545 Sneaking Onto Shelves" - September 21, 2010
If you have bad reception at home (who doesn’t these days, amirite?) you could do worse than look into a Wi-Ex device. These discrete cell phone repeaters take powerful signals from the outside world and snake them down into your deep, dark den or office. We’ve used a few of these over the years and the company is currently selling on a new model, the YX545, with 60db gain and 2,500 foot coverage area.

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Chicago Tribune - "Gadgets for the mobile student" - September 19, 2010
Ever wish someone would invent something that could eliminate dead zones and dropped calls as you
drive from place to place? The makers of the YX230 cell phone signal booster claim it does just that. The YX230 is part of the zBoost family of products by Wi-Ex. It captures the signal outside your car and amplifies it on the inside.

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Hardware Geeks - "zBoost Metro by Wi-Ex" - September 2, 2010
The problem in cities like NY when it comes to cell phone reception is not the lack of coverage but the thick walls, and the tall buildings. Some high rises in NYC have horrible cell service because they are so high.  If you have ever stayed in a Hotel in NYC any room over the 6th or 7th floor tends to have horrible cell service, and a lot of high rises have ZBoost type devices installed in them

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Woman's Day- "zBoost SOHO Cell Phone Signal Booster Giveaway" - August 2010
Five lucky winners will receive a zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster from Wi-Ex. Approx. retail value: $399.99; wi-ex.com.

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RCRWireless- "Bits and Bytes: BlingNation launches payment trial; Airspan markets LightSquared’s network; and more" - August 2010
Wi-Ex, which provides cell phone signal boosters, launched it is zBoost-SOHO YX545. The product, which operates in the 800 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, increases and optimizes signals for cell phones and other wirelessly connected devices. In addition, the product includes software that allows the unit to recalculate and optimize itself every 24 hours.

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The Droid Guy- "Wi-Ex begins offering Z-Boost Soho.. does this fight antennagate" - August 2010
Even putting Antennagate aside, indoor cell reception can be a little tricky sometimes. In homes, offices, condos, townhomes, and apartments structure, metal, and other RF can often detract from your cell phone service. In fact wi-ex, the makers of the Z-Boost Soho, comissioned a survey finding that 67% of cell phone owners had signal problems at home. 

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Twice- "Wi-Ex Upgrades SO/HO-Oriented Cellular-Signal Booster" - July 2010
Wi-Ex, the supplier of zBoost-brand cellphone signal boosters, launched a new in-door 800/1900MHz booster for SO/HO users, reducing the device's size while boosting performance over its same-price predecessor. 

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Information Week- "Affordable SMB Productivity Tools, Part 2" - July 2010
Phones, headsets, mobile apps, power meters and more were all on display at recent New York City events, offering
SMBs and consumers alike affordable ways to increase productivity (and enjoyment). 

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PC Mag- "Apple iPhone 4 Antenna Problems Confirmed via Tests" - June 2010

Will the new Apple iPhone 4's antenna design contribute to lower signal reception? According to one antenna consultant and PCMag.com tests, it's all in how you hold the phone – or don't.

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bnetTV.com- "zBoost by Wi-Ex" - May 2010

Roni Pridemore-Tech Pr Executive for Zboost by Wi-EX speaks with bnetTV.com at the 2010 CTIA show held in Las Vegas and shows us some of their products.

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Various- "Gadgets ON THE GO" - May 2010
Quote - "BUSINESS TOOLS- Keep the Connections: Having a reliable cell phone signal is a must to stay in touch with the office or loved ones. Cell phone signal boosters like zBoost allow customers to take full advantage of voice, data and Internet services on mobile phones and data devices, including 3G high-speed data and video, instant messaging and pictures. zBoost travel units (www.wi-ex.com), including the zPocket and zBoost Dual Band Car Unit, help you take advantage of your smartphone’s voice and data capabilities on the road."

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PC World- "Boost Weak Cell Service at Home: Your Options" - April 2010
Quote - "Repeaters and boosters, on the other hand, amplify and rebroadcast cell tower signals. Since they don't require carrier support, they tend to be manufactured and sold by third parties such as Wi-Ex (under the brand name ZBoost) and Wilson Electronics."

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New York Times - "Q&A- Hunting Down an Elusive iPhone Signal" - March 2010
Quote - "A signal booster is another option that might let you grab a few more network bars. Products like CellRanger (www.getcellranger.com) or zBoost (www.wi-ex.com) cost $100 to $200, but claim to noticeably increase the iPhone’s signal."

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NetworkWorld- "Best of the Tests 2010" - February 2010
Quote - "Or you can get the dual‐band, voice and data zBoost Cell Phone Signal Extender from Wi‐Ex. This is a low‐cost repeater, perfectly legal, mind you, that adds a couple of bars to the signals of all of the carriers. For best results, you'll need to do a little installing, ideally mounting the included cable attached antenna some distance from the base unit, which itself is about the size of a Wi‐Fi access point. But no configuration beyond that is required ‐ switch it on, and enter cell phone coverage nirvana.

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AskDaveTaylor.com - "CONFERENCE REPORT: MACWORLD EXPO 2010" - February 2010
Quote - "zBoost, by Wi‐Ex ‐‐ a cell phone signal boosters actually helps your cell phone work at home, in the office or in your car. Yes, even in those dreaded dead zones!

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SmartMoney - "3 Gadgets to Boot Your Cellphone Signal" - January 2010
Quote - "Another Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards honoree, Wi‐Ex offers a range of boosters for use at home or while traveling. A spokeswoman says the products work well for city dwellers: The zBoost‐ONE ($299, for Sprint and Metro PCS phones) has no external antenna, allowing more flexibility in placement. Smaller zBoost zP models ($119 and $169, for phones on 800 and 1900 MHz frequencies) have a short range of about six feet, and are meant for dorms, hotel rooms and small living spaces."

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Barron's - "Only 179 Shopping Days Left" - June 2009
Quote - "One really neat item is the zBoost-One from Wi-Ex. Just place this small unit by the window and plug it in. Thereafter, cellphones in the house...get an extra one or two bars of signal strength, enough to prevent most dropped calls."

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Atlanta Journal Constitution- "Save on Home Technology with these Simple Techniques " - May 2009
Quote - "Use your cellphone for all of your calls, and cancel your traditional phone service. Remember, the typical local phone bill is between $30 and $50 each month. That could be $360 or $600 back in your pocket annually if you make the jump. However, more than 70 percent of consumers experience indoor cellphone signal service problems so making an investment in a cellphone signal booster, like the industry leading zBoost (www .wi-ex.com), can help make cutting the cord a smooth transition. "

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CNET- "Wi-Ex Shows New Cell Phone Signal Boosters" - April 2009
Quote - "The zBoost-One is the company's first one-piece signal booster. It promises an easy setup process that consists of just plugging it in and syncing it to your phone."

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The Street- "Custom Earphones for Your Ears Only " - January 2009
Quote -"...is there anyone who couldn't use some additional cell-phone coverage, especially while on the road? There are so many hotels in high rises that have dead zones that you might want to consider carrying one of these lightweight zPocket Cell Zone Extenders. With this gadget, you can enhance your cell-phone signal and extend the power of your battery. "

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bMighty- "From CES: Boosting Cellular Connectivity And Extending Battery" - January 2009
Quote -" For cell phones, the problem is that you can stray too far from a tower for a good connection, and even if you stay put your phone may not work inside your office because of its heavy construction. The solution: a signal booster. That may sound exotic, but Wi-Ex was showing its entire zBoost line, for offices, individuals, and cars."

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NetworkWorld- "How Big Boys Boost Cellular Signals" - November 2008
Quote -"This is a terrific solution for locations or building where cellular reception is poor because of obstructions or terrain. Highly recommended, and the zBoost YX510-PCS-CEL gets a 5 out of 5."

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iPhoneAtlas- "In the iPhone of the Hurricane" - October 2008
Quote -"[zBoost] proved to be very handy after Hurricane Ike had passed and there was some obvious damage to cellular infrastructure due to flooding and loss of power due to the water, wind or both. The YX510 successfully pulled in cellular signals from other towers and helped keep us connected via iPhone when others were experiencing signal reception problems."

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StuffGeeksWant- "zBoost Cell Phone Signal Extender" - September 2008
Quote -"With a ZBoost, you can take your one bar of cell phone reception and boost it up to normal levels so that you can actually use that cool Apple iPhone"

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CrunchGear- "Back to School: Must-Have Dorm Gadgets" - September 2008
Quote -"With more students using cellphones instead of landlines, the YX110 improves your reception without costing very much and it prevents dropped voice and data calls on almost every carrier "

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CEPro- "Wi-Ex: ‘Make Your Signals Significant’" - August 2008
Quote -"The zBoost CEDIA/Installer Kit includes everything an installer needs to help their customers..."

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iPhoneAtlas- "Boosting iPhone 3G Signal Strength" - July 2008
Quote -"Reported success with third-party wireless signal boosters like the $250 zBoost. "

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New York Times- "How to Amplify Those Fading Bars" -May 2008
Quote -"Wi-Ex makes several cellphone boosters including the zBoost zP YX300 ($169), which covers a small area, and the zBoost YX510 ($400), a larger device for homes or offices that improves coverage over a 3,000-foot zone."

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New York Times- "Go-To Gadgets" -April 2008
Quote -"Now there is a way to help reduce dropped calls and increase your chances of getting a clear cellphone signal. From zBoost comes a cellphone extender for the car."

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G4 - "Attack of the Show-February" 2008
Quote -"The set up could not possibly be any easier. No software, no configuration, nothing! It is completely worth the $170."

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Charleston Live 5 News - "Gadgets Claim To Boost Cell Phone Reception"-February 2008- Hatzel Vela
Quote -"Before hooking [the zBoost] up, her phone barely had two bars. After the set-up, she got a boost, up to four to five bars."

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Financial Times - "The good, the bad and the Rolly Paul Taylor..."-January 2008-Paul Taylor
Quote -"Also on display were several clever devices designed to boost a mobile phone signal in areas of weak (but not no) coverage. Wi-Ex’s zBoost zPersonal costs $170 and simply plugs into the mains."

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PC World - CES 2008 Picks and Pans-January 2008-PC World CES 2008 Team
Quote -"...your cell phone's signal will get a kick in the pants."

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Yahoo! News - New zBoost Car Survey-January 2008
Quote -"zBoost offers a suite of products that improve in-door cell phone signals through the creation of cell zones. They are easy to install, affordable and increase in-building coverage by up to 2500 sq ft."

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PC World- January 2008- Steve Bass
Quote - "zBoost zPersonal makes the problem go away by repeating and boosting the signal...Wi-Ex also sells the zBoost YX510-PCS-CEL, a unit that supports multiple users...I tried this high-end...and it absolutely works."

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Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline - "Dave's Top Ten List: CES 2008 Edition"-January 2008
Quote - "[zBoost zPersonal's] compact size and relatively no set-up make this device portable and easy to use."

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USA Today - "Electronic Edition"- May 2007 - Kent German
Quote - "Unlike the foil decals you see in SkyMall, signal boosters like the Wi-Ex zBoost YX510-PCS-CEL cell phone signal extender actually improve your cell phone's reception by significant levels."

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MSNBC - CTIA - March 2007 - Gary Krakow
Quote - "There are portable products for small areas, a new model for small areas ($99) and even your car. But I was intrigued by the top-of-the-line zBoost YX510-PCS-CEL - Dual Band cell phone boosting box."

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Inc. Online - "5 Gadgets to Keep you Connected" - March 2007
Quote - "Now you can have "the network with the fewest dropped call," no matter what cell-phone provider you have."

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Inc. Magazine - "A Slew of New Gadgets to help you Compete"- January 2007 - David Freedman
Quote - "... you -and your employees or family- can use a cell phone in a spot that's normally a dead zone."

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New York Times- November 2006 - John Biggs
Quote - "In a test in a basement that has traditionally been a dead zone, reception improved from one or two bars to a full four bars. Cave dwellers now have one less excuse for being antisocial."

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YAHOO!Tech - November 2006 - Robin Raskin
Quote - "The setup took me all of two minutes. The base station blinked green immediately, and the bars on my T-Mobile phone went from one to four (out of a possible five) to indicate a healthy."

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HGTV Pro.com - November 2006 - Bob Gatton
Quote - "The meter on his cell phone signal immediately went from fluctuating between zero and one bar, to a steady three bars (out of a total of five). Moving the zBoost antenna around the attic increased the number of bars to four. He walked around the house and signal strength was between two and four throughout the home. Very good."

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CrunchGear - November 2006 - Daily Crunch: Investigation Edition - Bryce Durbin
Quote - "A cool product that does exactly what it advertises."

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Wall Street Journal - October 2006 Technology Special Section
Article Title - "The Ten Bigest Problems With Wireless and How to Fix Them"
Article summarizes the problems to include spotty coverage, no coverage and weak batteries and more. It also also mentions the following companies T-Mobile USA Inc., Cingular, Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group, Deutsche Telecom, Sprint, BellSouth and others.

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HDTV, Etc. Magazine - October 2006 - Gadget Beat
Quote - "When the Wi-Ex cell phone signal booster is on the job, cell phones are as perky indoors as when outside. Wi-Ex captures and distributes the wireless signal so you can roam at home with fewer dropped or missed calls."

 

Gannett Syndicated News - August 2006 - Gadget Beat - Deborah Porterfield
Quote - "If your cell phone coverage is spotty, the Wi-Ex Cell Phone Signal Booster can extend its reach up to 2,500 square feet. The booster system captures the wireless signal outside and brings it inside, enhancing the phone’s signals so you can easily share e-mail messages, pictures and other data through your phone. The YX500-CEL works with 800MHz phones while the YX500-PCS works with 1,900MHz phones."

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