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Life Uninterrupted Survey Reveals 69 Percent of Smartphone Owners Experience Service Problems

A reliable indoor cell phone signal is a must for today’s connected lifestyle, in fact according to the Life Uninterrupted Survey, commissioned by zBoost and conducted by Harris Poll in August 2014, 69 percent of smartphone owners who use data have experienced service problems including slow data, poor signal reception or dead zones in their home and/or dropped calls or dead zone on the go. Wilson Electronics (www.wilsonelectronics.com), manufacturer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters and zBoost (www.zboost.com), a leading provider of consumer cell phone signal booster kits, showcased today the Wilson Electronics and zBoost line of cell phone boosters at MobileFocus at CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas.

Wilson Electronics (www.wilsonelectronics.com), manufacturer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters and zBoost (www.zboost.com), a leading provider of consumer cell phone signal booster kits, showcased today the companies’ line of cell phone boosters at Pepcom’s MobileFocus at CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas.

??????????????“The Life Uninterrupted Survey revealed something we all knew: a reliable indoor cell phone signal is a must for today’s connected lifestyle,” said Jonathan Bacon, director of marketing at Wilson Electronics. “The explosive growth and adoption of 4G LTE technology by consumers using smartphones and tablets is driving our move towards true Connected Living. With the vast majority of smartphone owners experiencing service problems, a reliable indoor cell phone signal is an essential tool for making Connected Living a reality. At Wilson Electronics and zBoost we’re dedicated to developing the highest quality, best value and most affordable signal booster solutions on the market to keep consumers connected.”

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

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/

History of the Telephone – Infographic

The telephone has come a long way!  A very long way.  Alexander Graham Bell’s dream was to have one telephone in every town in the United States.  Now, there are more than 6.8 billion cell phones in the world in addition to landlines.

With all those cell phones and smartphones in the world, today’s consumers are connected from the time they wake up until they go to sleep at night.   They depend on a good signal for this.   zBoost products provide an easy-to-install solution for the millions of consumers with poor indoor cell phone signal.    Continue reading

zBoost Launches zBoost Mobile App

New zBoost Apps Help Consumers and Installers Position Booster Antennas For Best Signal

zBoost AppAtlanta – October 10, 2012 –  Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal booster kits, announced today the launch of its zBoost Mobile Apps including zBoost Signal Mapper for iPhone iOS 6 and zBoost Signal Finder for Android.   It’s available for free in the Google Play Store for Android phones and in the iTunes Store for iPhones with iOS 6.  Designed to help both professional installers and consumers, the zBoost Signal Finder for Android, allows users to locate the closest cell phone tower to their phone and utilize this information to help improve the cellular signal by installing a cell phone signal booster in the best location. Due to their handling of information, the iPhone running on iOS 6 app doesn’t show the closest tower, so zBoost Signal Mapper for iPhone iOS 6 maps the signal strength and finds the best place in the building to mount your antenna for the strongest signal. 

The zBoost line includes cell phone signal booster kits for both professional installations of large spaces, as well as consumer friendly solutions for homes and small offices.   For installers the zBoost Signal Mapper for iPhone and zBoost Signal Finder for Android helps aim directional antennas to maximize the cell phone signal and for consumers it allows them to position their antenna in the best spot for the strongest signal.

“With the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets, consumers and businesses rely on a strong cell phone signal to stay connected.  And for web use, the stronger the signal, the faster the data speeds,” said Sharon Cuppett, vice-president of marketing at Wi-Ex.  “We created the zBoost Mobile Apps to add value to all of our customers’ experience with our products.  The zBoost Mobile Apps provide both our installers and consumers an easy-to-use solution to help them maximize using our product and put an end to missed calls and slow data.”

Once installed, the zBoost Signal Finder for Android phones locates which cellular tower is providing the cellular service at that time and then displays this tower on a map with the signal strength indicated.  If installing a zBoost cell phone signal booster, the user can simply run the app at the location where the zBoost is being installed. Once the locations of the towers are determined, the user clicks on the ‘Direction’ button to show the location of the strongest signal tower using a compass style indicator. In just a few minutes the exact location of where to install and aim the outside antenna can be determined.

Since the zBoost Signal Mapper for the iPhone does not give the tower location, it requires that the user walk around the area or the entire structure to see where the strongest signal is displayed.  The app will show the signal strength as a colored dot on a map, and then as the user walks around there will be more dots placed on the map using a color associated with the signal strength (bright green for strongest signal, down to dark red for the weakest).  Simply walk around the outside of the building that will have the booster installed; the location(s) that shows the brightest green will be the ideal location for the outside antenna installation.  In just a few minutes the exact location of where to install and aim the outside antenna can be determined,  The map can be viewed in satellite mode showing the house or building or street mode.

About Wi-Ex

Wi-Ex (www.wi-ex.com), a leading provider of cell phone signal boosters, developed zBoost, the first consumer-priced signal booster that “extended cell zones” for the small office/home office cell phone market. Wi-Ex has expanded their “extending cell zone coverage” beyond consumers to corporate enterprises and large commercial applications. From M2M applications to large commercial complexes to the rising number of teleworkers, the zBoost line provides a business-centric solution for improving poor in-door cell phone coverage domestically and internationally. The zBoost product line works with most carriers in the US and abroad including AT&T, Sprint, Vodaphone, Verizon and T-Mobile. The award-winning zBoost home and office solutions help today’s connected consumers including iPhone, iPad, Android (DROID), BlackBerry, and smartphone users with dropped calls and slow data. They were awarded a 2007 and 2010 Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and a 2011 EXC!TE honoree. They also were selected as a finalist for the 2007 and 2009 CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Award. As the leader, zBoost has more awards, more sales and more locations than all their competitors combined. Wi-Ex continues to develop innovative products to meet the demands of an increasingly wireless society by enhancing wireless signals.


Unnecessary Cellphone Charges: Advice from the Better Business Bureau

It’s summertime and you know what that means?? VACATION!!!! Some of you will be traveling for vacation and some for business. In any case, have you thought about your cellphone coverage and or data plan? Make sure you add checking with your cellphone provider to your to-do list before you go, especially for international travel.

Better Business Bureau Advice: Guard Against Added Cell Phone Charges When Vacationing

· Turn off your phone.

· Contact your cell phone provider.

· Invest in a prepaid SIM card.

· Check with your BBB. Travelers should always check with your BBB before choosing an international service provider at www.bbb.org

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Paychex Infographic: Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing America’s Small Businesses

Recently the company Paychex a provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses released an infographic that takes a look at how businesses use mobile technology to increase efficiency and productivity within their businesses.

New infographic examines how small businesses use mobile technology to save time and increase productivity

“Small business owners and entrepreneurs are constantly facing new demands on their time and are increasingly turning to mobile technology to better manage it,” said Paychex President and CEO Martin Mucci. “In fact, as our new infographic illustrates, 50 percent of small businesses who use mobile technology say they couldn’t survive without it.”

Paychex released the infographic as it celebrates the launch of its new Paychex Mobile smartphone application for iPhone(R), Android(TM), and BlackBerry(R).

The new Paychex infographic is available for download and embedding at http://blog.buildmybiz.com/infographic-small-business-mobile-technology/

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Paying with Smartphones to Outpace Credit Cards by 2020

Smartphones will become even more important as they take over the role of credit cards as a method of payment.  As a result, small businesses will need a strong cell signal in their buildings for customer’s payments to be processed on their smartphone.  This will increase the need for small businesses to add a zBoost cell phone signal booster. 

The following article by Cameron Scott, IDG Services outlines the results of a survey regarding smartphone payments.

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eMarketer.com: Majority of Mobile Users will have a Smartphone by 2013

Smartphone users continue to increase to a larger portion of the US population.  I remember when my soccer Mom friend got her first iPhone almost four years ago and I thought what a waste of money.  Why would she need an iPhone, little did I know she was on the cutting edge of a major trend that would sweep the world.  Now it’s hard to imagine being tied to a computer for all of our data consumption.

Our friends at eMarketer are projecting the majority of mobile users will have a smartphone by 2013.

The number of US mobile phone users will increase at a compound annual rate of just 1.8% between 2010 and 2016, eMarketer estimates, moving from nearly 75% penetration to 79% by the end of the forecast period.

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U.S. now home to 100 million smartphone users, says new report

Wow, 100 million is a lot of smartphone users and also a great customer base for the zBoost line of cell phone signal boosters. Looking forward to helping the 65% of smartphone users who report indoor signal issues.  Hmmm  65% of 100 million is how many zBoosts?

My family added two iPhone users during that time, so I guess we are doing our fair share.

According to comScore’s latest report on the U.S. mobile phone industry, there are now more than 100 million smartphones in use in the country. This is a 13 percent jump from where the number stood back in October, 2011, and demonstrates the continued demand for smartphones from the American public. Continue reading

zBoost Keeps Churches Connected – Day 11 of the 12 Days of zBoost


This week, churches around the world will have their largest crowds of the year celebrating Christmas.  Frequently churches are older structures that prevent a strong and reliable cell signal.  Now a strong signal in church may not seem like a good idea, however church buildings include offices and social centers for community groups, areas where cell service is needed to keep families and church personnel connected.

Wi-Ex received a letter from a church struggling with their cell phone signal. After installing the zBoost Dual Band for Home and Office they emailed to say, “We installed the zBoost Dual Band on Tuesday and it works great. Everyone in the church office noticed a significant improvement. Now we do not need to walk around to improve our cell signal.”

If the buildings in your place of worship struggle with cell service, a zBoost cell phone signal booster could be the solution.