Inside My Head.. Reviews zBoost Connect

Kelli Avery with Inside My Head had major problems in her home getting good signal.  As she puts it;   “I’m lucky if I get up to 2 bars while I’m sitting inside and whenever any of us get a call we have to do the walk around the house and figure out where it’s gonna decide to work today. It switches all the time. Most times, for important calls, I usually end up outside.”

She decided to try out zBoost Connect in her home and provided the following review.

ZB540 Connect ImageThe zBoost CONNECT ZB540 boosts cell phone signals for voice calls and text for all major carriers.  It captures the reliable cellular signal at an interior window and rebroadcasts it further indoors, so you can enjoy clearer, faster and more reliable service without interruption. And you don’t need roof access or an attic for good performance – just attach the signal antenna to an inside window using the supplied suction cups.

The zBoost CONNECT is worth every penny. I have not had a single lost call, static conversation or eternally long download time in my data performance since the day I installed the signal booster.  I went from no bars in my dead zone to almost 3 full bars!

zBoost CONNECT ZB540 is my new best friend. It’s strangely relaxing knowing your not missing as many calls as you have in the past and quite relieving to know I have added security of my kids, family, school etc etc being able to reach me.

Please read the entire article at http://www.insidemyheadwithkelli.com

Password Changes Needed after Russian Crime Ring Theft

The New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring has stolen 4.5 billion Internet credentials. These include 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.  To make this all more complex, people tend to use the same password on multiple sites,  magnifying the threat.

It is critical that people protect their information by changing their passwords on sites that have key information such as email accounts, bank and credit card accounts and other sensitive sites.  Unfortunately many do not change passwords frequently enough, even after a breach such as this and the recent HeartBleed bug.cybersecurity

Mike Snider of USA Today recently wrote Massive security breach: Time to change your password practices.He recommends the following tips for setting new passwords:

  1. Mix it up - Create passwords that are 10 characters or longer and include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, symbols and numbers, says Adam Tyler, chief innovation officer for identity protection firmCSID.
  2. Be more creative – Use a unique password for each account, and vary the e-mail addresses you use for accounts.
  3. Split social media and money – Do not use the same password for credit cards and bank accounts that you use for social media or websites.

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Gimme a boost: 3 ways to make calls when your cellular signal is terrible

TechHive’s, Eric Geier reviews zBoost ZB545.GUy with low signal

In our increasingly connected age, it’s frustrating to find yourself in a place where the cellular connectivity is weak to nonexistent. And that frustration only magnifies when you have to struggle with poor voice quality and dropped calls in your very own home.

Geier outlines 3 solutions to boost cellular signal, one of which is to use a repeater.  Below is an excerpt from the review.

If your home or office offers some trace of a cell signal, you can amplify or boost it with a repeater. Though the exact solutions vary, all typically consist of either putting a repeater near a window or an antenna on the roof where the cell tower signals are the best. The repeater then amplifies your signal, acting as a middleman between the cell towers and nearby phones.

ZB 545 Kit ImagezBoost offers a variety of indoor and outdoor signal boosters. I tested the $350ZB545, which supports up to 3G with the 800 and 1,900 MHz frequencies from all major carriers (except Nextel). It consists of an outdoor omni-directional antenna that you can mount where the cell signal is the best (attic or roof), coaxial cable, and an amplifier unit you place inside. That can complicate installation, but the omni-directional outdoor antenna makes it easy to place since you don’t have to figure out which direction to point the antenna.

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/

Woman’s Day Sweepstakes: zBoost Mobile1

ZBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Giveaway

Womensday logoEnter for a chance to win a ZBoost Mobile1 In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster! Ten lucky winners will each receive a ZBoost Mobile1 In-Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster (model #: ZB245).

If you experience signal problems, slow data or dropped calls while driving, the zBoost Mobile1 cellular signal booster increases in-vehicle signal for cell phones and smartphones and it is easy to use.

The sweepstakes will run July 23 through September 23, 2014.   Check it out…YOU could be one of the lucky winners!!!

To Enter go to http://www.womansday.com/sweepstakes/30214

zBoost Tops Travel and Tech List for Road Trips

Staying Connected is Top Priority on Vacation

With calling and texting remaining the primary reasons smartphones are used on vacation, zBoost (www.zboost.com), a leading provider of consumer cell phone signal booster kits, provides the zBoost Mobile1 to boost more miles of cell phone coverage. The zBoost Mobile1 is an in-vehicle cell phone signal booster, that creates a single user cell zone for more miles of uninterrupted voice and text.* “Along with the bathing suits and camping gear, technology is now an integral part of vacation packing and with the majority of summer travel done by car, a reliable cell signal is crucial for staying connected,” said Karen Reynolds, President of zBoost. “The zBoost Mobile1 cell phone signal booster keeps consumers connected to family and friends while driving to their summer destination, by significantly reducing their dropped or missed voice calls and increasing their ability to send and receive text messages.” The Travel and Tech Trends infographic showcases consumers’ reliance on their smartphones – even while on vacation. Key highlights include:

  • Almost half of U.S. travelers cite #FOMO – Fear of Missing Out as their reason to stay connected**
  • 85 percent of U.S. travelers report using a smartphone while on vacation**
  • 82 percent of U.S. workers stay connected with the office while on vacation***

The zBoost Mobile1 comes kit complete with a power supply, antenna and cabling, and a bi-directional amplifier unit housed in a sturdy, lightweight cradle.  The zBoost Mobile1 retails for $89 MSRP. Benefits of the zBoost Mobile1 include:

  • “Hands-free” operation to boost signal for voice and text for all phones
  • Boosts in-vehicle signal for a single user
  • Reduces dropped calls and dead zones
  • Extends cell phone battery life

* Please don’t text while driving. **Trip advisor TripBarometer 11/13 ***PGI Workcation Survey 8/13

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Staying Connected is Top Priority on Vacation

Travel&Tech- new infographic