Wi-Ex, a leading provider of consumer and commercial cell phone signal boosters, announced today the launch of the zBoost Metro YX540iP iPhone™ Signal Booster initially available exclusively at Amazon. Showcased at the CEA Line Show and Pepcom Digital Experience, the zBoost Metro YX540iP is optimized for use with the iPhone allowing users to take full advantage of their iPhone’s voice, data and Internet services including 3G high-speed data and all those “apps”. The zBoost Metro YX540iP includes a $15 apps gift card and a zBoost Your Business Application Guide featuring iPhone and iPad™ apps for the business user or teleworker on the go.
“The app guide and app card deliver an ideal zBoost bundle for Apple users. iPhone, iPad and now iCloud™ users are leading today’s rapid increase in data consumption and connected devices. No longer is a reliable cell phone signal nice to have, it is a necessity for a wide variety of users, from teleworking executives and moms on the go, to teens and grandparents staying connected,” said Sharon Cuppett, Wi-Ex vice-president of marketing. “The zBoost Metro YX540iP is bundled with an iTunes gift card and the zBoost your Business Application Guide to help our customers looking for an iPhone centric solution to maximize their device, reduce dropped calls and put an end to slow data.”
Designed for use in a single-story urban living, the zBoost Metro YX540iP iPhone Signal Booster boosts indoor signal for multiple users operating any mobile device that operates on the 800 and 1900MHz frequencies including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. The zBoost Metro YX540iP includes everything a user needs to boost their signal up to 1500 square feet including a base unit, base antenna, low-loss cable, window-mount signal antenna and power supply. The zBoost Metro YX540iP is now available.
Unlike other boosters in the market, the zBoost Metro YX540iP requires no vertical separation making it a perfect solution for the many urban dwelling iPhone users. Other benefits of the zBoost YX540iP iPhone Signal Booster include:
• Supports multiple users simultaneously
• Increases voice and data transmission
• Easy to set up – comes with everything needed to boost signal
• No cradle or connections to your iPhone
• Extends battery life – uses less power when signal is stronger
• Protects the carrier network with patented technology
According to the annual zBoost State of the Signal Survey commissioned by Wi-Ex and conducted online by Harris Interactive in April 2011, 65 percent of online cell phone/smartphone owners experience problems with their cell phone or smartphone service including dropped calls or data, poor reception or dead zones in their home or poor signal reception or dead zones at work. In addition and important to iPhone and iPad users, 58 percent of online cell phone/smartphone owners who use data functions have experienced problems with service while using data functions including slow transmission of data (38 percent), poor signal/dead zone in home (23 percent) and poor signal/dead zone at work (20 percent.)
“Consumer reliance on iPhones, iPads and other smartphone and connected devices is increasing rapidly, making a strong cell phone signal indoors even more important. Who wants a device you can only use half the time because you don’t have a strong in-door signal,” added Cuppett. “We are constantly looking at the needs and digital lifestyles of our customers so we can provide them with a zBoost solution to fit their needs.”
Tablet Techie – It is estimated that nearly 70 million media tablets will be shipped in 2011 and they are being used as a personal device as well as an enterprise tool that enables users to stay on top of work after hours and during down time.
Smartphone Savvy – The smartphone is a staple in today’s hyperconnected world and by the end of 2011 it is expected that half of Americans will use a smartphone. A third of Americans use these digital Swiss Army knives to keep up with their schedules, check personal and work emails, the weather and stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.
iFamily – Today’s families are more connected than ever before with moms leading the adoption of smartphones to check weather, stay connected to the family and manage their schedules at home and on the go. The zBoost State of the Signal Survey found that 54 percent of online cell phone/smartphone owners have used their cell phone or smartphone to stay connected to others in the home by calling or texting others who are in the home at the same time.
iWorker – The zBoost survey also revealed that 55 percent of online teleworkers who use a smartphone/cell phone for teleworking experience problems with their service while teleworking including poor signal, dead zones or dropped calls. Cell phones/smartphone can be essential communication tools for teleworkers and when they don’t get signal, it can make even more work.