Pros Easy to understand instructions.
Cons Antenna placements very critical to performance.
Summary I had to do a lot of internal justification to spend $300.00 to make my cell phone function inside my apartment. After carefully reading the instructions about antenna placements, I was able to come up with good choices. Mounting the receive antenna outside is the way to go. That allows many more placement options of the base unit. For me this ends up being one of those things that you say to yourself, why didn't I do this sooner? It really does work excellent. It is a little pricey, but so far it is well worh it to me.
"Works Great!"on by Tuck.Franklin
Pros Very simple to setup and actually works
Cons pricey but worth it
Summary I have had great success with zBoost. I was worried when I opened the box and saw all the parts that I was going to have trouble setting it up but it was no problem. Worked instantly and has had continuous great results. Very glad that I purchased because not only can I use my phone at home, I have found that it also speeds up my data card.
Pros Simple design and set-up. Relatively clear instructions. Dual-band covered both of Verizon's networks.
Cons It did not provide any sustainable boost in coverage for my Verizon Wireless service.
Summary I may be in too weak of a signal area for this technology to work, but nowhere did I read that as a requirement.
My best signal strength using a Razr, Storm, and Omnia was two bars on the west side of my rural property. The YX510 would *sometimes* show a boost to 4-5 bars but it would almost always drop. And it wasn't the set-up either. As a last resort, I set this up in a pasture with no obstructions nor interference and was unable to achieve a consistent boost in signal strength.
I purchased this via Amazon and returned it within the 30 day satisfaction guarantee period. I'm now pursuing Samsung Femtocell technology per http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?action=gotoFemtocell
"Really works!"on by Rajeev123ABC
Pros house has concrete floors. Cell phones were practically useless.
Installed ZBoost a few months ago and what a difference it has made!! Rarely use land line now. Worth the money. PS: External antenna is not optional on this gadget!!
Cons Wish I didnt have to install that external antenna. Hated running the coax through my window. Design suggestion 1: weather proof ZBoost outside the house. 2: setup a short range IR link between the antenne and the base unit, if technically possible
Summary Good product. Too expensive. If you can buy it, you will love it.
Pros It increased my coverage in my home/office from 0 bars to 5 bars.
Cons I wish the transponder would cover a larger area or you could hook 2 transponders up to one antenna.
Summary I have a Iphone 3g. I recently purchased a new home where AT&T's coverage wasn't very good. I had reception upstairs but my office was downstairs, every time a customer called me on my cell I had to run outside to answer my phone. I was very weary when I purchased this product but I couldn't be happier. I purchased a blue tooth compatible cordless phone synced it to my Iphone and I am covered though out my house. I went from 0 bars to 5 bars in my office. It was the best $300.00 I spent. I am thinking about purchasing another to cover the whole house.