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Wireless Extender - Cellular Repeater System
Wireless Extender zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for CEL Phones
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Wireless Extender zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for CEL Phones
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Overview

  • Improves indoor cell phone coverage up to 2500 square feet
  • Enhances wireless applications such as text messaging & cell phone Internet use
  • Works with all 800 MHz cellular phone systems
  • In most areas, Verizon and analog networks use this system

Essential Info

Ever notice how much better your cell phone signal strength is when you're outside? Whether you depend on a cell phone for social communication or to conduct business in your home, office or home office, in-building reception can be vital. You don't have to live with a lack of signal coverage in the environments that are most important to you: With the Wireless Extender zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for CEL Phones, you can have the cell phone signal reliability you need to improve coverage in your home or office noticeably. The Wireless Extender System for CEL Phones signal booster supports 850 MHz cellular phones only; contact your service provider or dial 611 from your cell phone to verify that the 850 MHz band is supported in your area. If you're on a 1900 MHz PCS-based mobile phone, use the Wireless Extender System for PCS Phones instead; NEXTEL and iDEN phones are not supported at this time. A dual-band version is also available if you use both cellular and PCS phones in your home.

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What's Included

  • Base unit
  • Signal antenna
  • Base unit antenna
  • RG-6 coax cable
  • Mounting hardware
  • Power supply
  • Instructions
  • More Info


    The Wireless Extender zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for CEL Phones improves signal strength through signal amplification, improving coverage up to 2500 square feet. Place the antenna high up in your attic and run the included RG-6 coaxial cable to the room where you'll keep the base. Once connected, you'll enjoy reduced or eliminated static and fewer dropped calls.

    The Wireless Extender zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for CEL Phones enhances additional wireless applications, as well, including text messaging, cell phone Internet use, and PDA messaging. If you have a weak signal outside, such as in a rural or remote area, you can increase your coverage inside by installing a Wireless Extender Outdoor Antenna for CEL Phones (sold separately). A Wireless Extender Dual Band Car Unit is even available to extend your cell phone range in your car to help eliminate dropped calls.

    Note: If you can place a call outside your home or office, the Wireless Extender zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for CEL Phones will help you by boosting the signal inside the building. If there is no signal outside, this unit will not give you any improvement in coverage.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:Wireless Extenders
    Manufacturer Product No.:YX500-CEL
    UPC:186639000526
    Dimensions:5" x 7" x 2"
    Weight:1 lb.
    Cable Length:35 feet
    Frequency:824 - 894 MHz (Cellular Only)
    Networks:CDMA, GSM, and TDMA AMPS, GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EVDO
    Total Signal Gain:54dB (adaptive)
    Power Input:100-120 VAC 60 Hz
    Power Output:5VDC, 1.5A
    Signal Antenna Cable:Outdoor rated 75 ohm DBS satellite coaxial cable, Type-F male
    Base Unit Antenna Cable:50-ohm coaxial cable, TNC male
    Maximum Coverage Improvement:2,500 sq. ft.
    Approvals:FCC, Industry Canada and UL approved
    Warranty:90 days, limited



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    Reviews

    17 Ratings
    5 star: 41%  (7)
    4 star: 29%  (5)
    3 star: 0%  (0)
    2 star: 12%  (2)
    1 star: 18%  (3)
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    GINGER -- reno, NV   3/10/2010
    Reno, NV is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada's, in addition I live in a new community known as Somersett surrounded by foothills. The signal booster has greatly improved my ATT reception!! I don't have to find a certain spot to get my calls. Not an easy job to install, run cable, etc. while trying not to have the stuff exposed. BUT, worth the hassle. GMR
    JASON -- lyman, WY   12/11/2009
    We bought this little device where we get decent coverage outside our home and office. This works great with any Verizon phone. The hardest part is finding a way to attach the antenna outside and string the cable inside you home or office to a central location. Once that is hooked up and power is ran to the device we get instant improvement in our buildings and homes. I would recommend this for anyone with a basement/attic or and building where you get poor reception inside. This also boosts multiple cell phones at the same time.
    Tim S. -- new carlisle, IN   9/11/2009
    I live in a rural area where I received zero to 1 bars in my home office. I installed the Wireless Extender Outdoor Antenna for CEL Phones on the second floor of my house by my satellite dish. The mounting hardware attaches to the 2 pipe my Dish is mounted on although this limits aiming. I aimed the external antenna within 5 degrees of the CEL tower, ran the cable inside the house with my satellite cable and up into my office into a new box I installed in my wall. The zBoost unit gives a strong signal over 500-1,000 sq ft. I now have 4 out of 4 bars in my office & no more dropped calls. It was really worth the investment. The installer should pay strict attention to the directions and be willing to drill the requisite holes for a professional install.
    Mike -- naperville, IL   5/28/2008
    Just installed and very happy with the results. I think negative reviews may have come from folks with unrealistic expectations or who did not place the external antenna to best advantage. My neighborhood is on the fringe of reception. Barely two bars in second floor north side or outdoor deck, zero in basement and south side of house. I installed the antenna on the very top of my chimney from the top of a 30 foot ladder where I got 5 bars. I put the repeater on top of a shelf that placed it under the top of the stairs from 1st floor to basement center of basement. Now I get 5 bars in all 4 rooms in the basement and 4 - 5 bars in the first floor rooms within 15 - 20 feet of that stairway. Lots of work, but worth it. People need to understand they''''ll never get better signal than where they place the outdoor antenna. Sticking it in a window isn''''t going to be very dramatic.
    Lee -- Tennessee   1/18/2008
    I have used the wireless signal extender for over a year and am more than pleased. I went from one bar to 5 bars in my home office. I can now use my cell phone entirely for my business phone. My signal improved greatly when I moved the antenna from the attic to the outside on the roof.
    MARK -- matthews, NC   1/7/2008
    Installation is difficult simply because the best use is to put the antenna in your attic or on roof, while the unit is one or more floors below. But once the antenna is positioned according to instructions, the unit works great. Coverage is mostly limited to one room, but again, the instructions indicate that. I am satisfied.
    Mark Arend -- charlotte, NC   1/2/2008
    I agree with most of the favorable reviews here... product works as advertised BUT antenna placement is critical and boost is limited mostly to one room. Without the unit, I''m lucky to get 1 bar anywhere in my home. I duct-taped my mast antenna where I could reach into the attic and got 2-3 bars in my office. Hoping to improve it, I went up and mounted the antenna high, nearer to one end of my hip roof; reception went down to 1-2 bars. Moved the mounting closer to the middle of the roof; now I have 3-4 bars. Reception is best in the room with the base unit -- no breaking up or dropping. Reception is a little bit better in adjacent rooms on same floor, but still some breaking up (less than before) yet now no dropping. I''m pretty happy with these results. Might get that "out-of-box" second unit for $190 to tap off same antenna lead.
    LARRY -- kingwood, TX   12/20/2007
    Antenna placement is crucial. But, get the antenna in a plce where there is good reception and it can significanntly improve indoor cell service. It really needs the outdoor antenna as part of the package. It is very difficult to improve signal with the antenna indoors.
    GARY -- ellicott city, MD   11/12/2007
    Easy to power up and test, antenna mounting seems to be more critical than explained, unit only provides minimal signal boost.
    MARK -- fayetteville, NY   9/5/2007
    I don't think it works very well or at such a small boost that it is hard to tell if it helps.
    KELLY -- belleville, IL   9/2/2007
    Was very diappointed in the coverage area within the house. The two spots I wanted to use my phone in were only about 40 feet apart, but there was no place the base station could be located that gave both areas coverage.
    CHARLES -- the sea ranch, CA   8/18/2007
    Doing a first class job of installation, particularly in a fine home, is more of a struggle than the product description implies.
    MARTIN -- pebble beach, CA   8/1/2007
    This product really works! At first, I was disappointed with how little signal boost I got inside my house with the antenna in my attic. But, I called the manufacturer's tech support and got great assistance. Once I put the antenna outside, on my roof, my signal strength went from 1 bar to 4 bars. Works Great. Great Tech support.
    GARY -- white deer, PA   7/21/2007
    My phone works better than it did, but it shows that I have 2 or 3 bars of signal but it quite often just drops the call. If you have any helpful hints, I would be interested.
    M. CASSANDRA -- fairmount, IN   7/20/2007
    Works very well. I am pleased. Hopefully no more dropped calls.
    MICHAEL -- oakland, CA   5/15/2007
    Product worked as promised. I may purchase a better antenna for improved reception but I now can use my cell phone in the home and have a conversation clearly as long as I'm in the created reception zone.
    ADAM -- badin, NC   3/16/2007
    Works great, even with some of the restrictions we had with our installation.
    RUTH -- mesa, AZ   1/24/2007
    Unfortunately this perfect gift was not usable in a condo setting. There is a need to extend the wiring 15 feet above the unit and that was not possible where she lives. Also she cannot put the wire outside the building. She has told many people about it and some of them have ordered. Maybe more information in the literature would prevent this problem for your customers in the future. Thank you for accepting the return (I still had to pay for the shipping.). I am always pleased with your products.
    MATT -- sherwood, OR   1/6/2007
    works as advertised - very satisfied with purchase
    NELSON -- captain cook, HI   10/30/2006
    Works well, as expected.

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