Improve Your Cell Phone Signal Indoors with zBoost
August 30, 2007 6:29 PM | Gadgets |
Do you have problems with cell phone service in your home? As soon as you enter the door or begin to walk around the dreaded signal bars go away thus losing your signal thus losing that very important call. To fix the annoying problem, instead of going through the pain of changing cell phone carriers, consider using the Wi-Ex zBoost to improve indoor cell phone coverage.
zBoost captures the wireless signal outside, brings it inside and enhances, or boosts it; thus extending a Cell Zone in your home or office or your car. zBoost repeats and amplifies the signal and is frequency dependent. zBoost works with most phones and carriers (except Nextel) and comes in 4 models.
Check www.wirelessadvisor.com to determine what frequency your carrier is operating in your zip code.
Once you know your cell phone's frequency you can choose of the following products.
- zBoost YX500-PCS – works with all phones on the 1900MHz frequency. Includes Sprint, T-Mobile and others.
- zBoost YX500-CEL – works with all phones on the 800MHz frequency. Includes some models Verizon and Cingular and others.
- zBoost YX510-PCS-CEL – works with all phones simultaneously at both frequencies CEL - 800MHz and PCS -1900MHz.
- zBoost YX200 – Dual Band for the car - works with all phones simultaneously at both frequencies CEL - 800MHz and PCS -1900MHz. (Does not work with Nextel.)
For more information visit Thinkgeek - Cellphone-Signal-Extender
ZBoost Product Review Video
zBoost cell phone signal extenders are not difficult to install, but they do require mounting an antenna (attic, roof or near a window location) and running coaxial cable.
Choosing the best location for installation of the Signal Antenna provides the best performance and the largest area of improved signal. Determine the location that provides the strongest signal using the signal strength indicator on your cell phone. For the best reception, find the location that provides the most bars of signal strength and locate the Signal Antenna at that location. See the following installation video.