Wi-Ex zBoost YX545 Reviews


zBoost YX545 by Wi-Ex

Go to Product Page

View the product page for the zBoost YX545

>External Reviews

These are independent reviews written by other commentators on the internet e.g. newspapers, magazines and review sites.

Crunch Gear

November 16th 2006<

>User Reviews

I am not one to write reviews but in the case of the zBoost YX545 case I had to. The difference in signal was so dramatic I was stunned. I recently switched from an iphone on AT&T to a Droid X on Verizon. With the iphone in my office I always had 4 to 5 bars but like many people I would drop calls frequently. I am not an iphone or AT&T hater but just needed to make a switch. I heard great things about Verizon's network and huge 3G coverage so I decided to give it a try. It works great, I have 3g all over the State, pretty much, and have only had random dropped calls. 3-4 on Verizon in the last 3 weeks from 4-8 on AT&T every day.

Everything was great on Verizon except in my office where I spend 50% of my work time at. I had 0-1 bar and would roam on US Cellular most of the time. I am located in a decent sized market and our office is right in the middle of town. That being said the AT&T tower was 1/4 mile directly outside my window, I can see the antenna clear as day from there. The Verizon tower is the opposite direction and has to get through my entire building until it gets to my office.

I was devastated and returned two different Verizon Droid devices before temporarily returning to AT&T for a couple weeks. I decided to give it one more try and re-bought the Droid X and bought the zBoost SOHO YX545 and did a temporary installation outside my window with the antenna mounted just above the roof line. WOW, what a difference, I maxed out my bars immediately and if you understand signal strength I went from -102dBm at best to between -66dBm and -72dBm. That folks is as good as it gets.

- Madtowncleaner
Star Star Star Star Star

This is my first time submitting a review for a product and I am only doing so because of how satisfied I am with the zBoost YX545 cellular extender. I work from a home office located in the lower level of my home and the company I work for only supplies me with a cell phone, no LAN connection. For the times that I am not able to use my personal home phone line I am forced to use my cell phone for making work calls. The signal on my device was only 1-2 bars when leaning towards the window in my office. If I moved around in the office or even turned my head I would often drop calls or my device would try to lock in on a lower frequency and cause the line to emit weird sounds. I was a little hesitant to shell out $300 for a booster but can honestly say this device works as described, and I am completely satisfied. The key to success is that the remote antenna has to be positioned in a place that obtains an acceptable signal. I just went outdoors with my cell phone and found where I could get the best signal on the phone. I then mounted the antenna close to this location and then positioned the receiver in the lower level of my home near my office. I now get 4-5 bars on my phone in places that I got none. Great product, now I just need to figure out how to get my boss to pay for it!

- Fire Chief
Star Star Star Star Star

I've got a 2500 square foot split-level house. Cell phone tower is only a few miles away, but behind a ridge, so we've never been able to get a reliable signal in the house. Standing on the roof my phone would register 2-3 bars at best. I mounted the zBoost YX545 antenna to the same mast as my television antenna. I then ran about 100 ft standard RG6 quad-shield coax cable through a grounding block, into the house, through the crawlspace, and into an interior closet where I mounted the base station. Plugged it in, and now I have a reliable signal everywhere in the house (5 bars in the rooms near the base station, 3-4 further away). The coax cable included in the package was too short and low quality for my needs, but for a very simple install it might be sufficient.

- Ehran W
Star Star Star Star Star

Great product, definitely works as advertised. I picked this up for my cottage in northern Quebec, Canada. Cell signal was 1 bar or less and very flaky connections. After installation, averaged 1 to 3 bars and if I stood next to the base unit, I got 5 bars!! Incredible. Works with my installation for Bell Mobility, not sure it would work for Roger's though. Suggest you check before buying. Thanks Dave

- Dave, Toronto Canada
Star Star Star Star Star

I own a raised ranch house and only had reception at one end of the home. I bought the zBoost YX545 and placed the antenna and the unit in the attic at oppisite ends of the home and now I have full bars through out the home including the basement where I had no signal before. Even though the instructions state 15 feet vertical seperation mine works fine with the 35 foot horizontal separation. I am more then just pleased with the results.

- Frank, Unspecified
Star Star Star Star Star

>Submit your own Review

blog comments powered by Disqus
Product Support >
> Call Us: 1-800-761-3041
> Buyer Guide
> Refund Policy
> FAQs
> E-mail us
Related Reviews >

Clear Voice

Reviews for Clear Voice 800 & 1900 Repeater Kits

Wilson SOHO Amp

Reviews for the Wilson 801245 SOHO Amplifier
SignalBoost Pic

Wilson SignalBoost

Reviews for the Wilson SignalBoost Amplifier
zboozt zpersonal picture

See More reviews

See more reviews for Wi-Ex and Wilson Amplifiers
Home · Sitemap · Legal · Privacy · Contact · Affiliates / Resellers © 2014