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zBoost METRO Dual Band Cell Phone Signal Booster (YX540)

  • PCS band
  • - Frequency: Uplink 1.85 to 1.91 GHz / Downlink 1.93 to 1.99 GHz
  • - System Gain: 54dB
  • - PCS band supported: A, D, B, E, F, C
  • - Networks: CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO, 1xRTT, UMTS, HSPA, 3
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Designed for consumers in single story urban dwellings, the zBoost METRO boosts indoor signal up to 1500 sq ft for multiple users in their home or office. The zBoost METRO supports all U.S. phones and mobile devices using 800 and 1900 MHz and doesn’t require an outside antenna placement.

  • newegg High Performance Compatible with all U.S. carriers and mobile devices using 800 & 1900 MHz (except Nextel/iDEN or 4G, 2100MHz phones), the zBoost YX540 signal booster increases indoor signal coverage - up to 1500 sq ft, increases voice and data transmission, and decreases dropped and missed calls for multiple users simultaneously.
  • newegg Easy Deployment The package comes with everything you need for out-of-box application, no cradle or connections to your phone required.
  • newegg Added Benefits The zBoost YX540 can also helps extend phone battery life (use less power when signal is stronger), and protect the carrier network using its proprietary technology.

Learn more about the Wireless Extenders YX540

General

Brand
zBoost
Model
YX540
Type
Booster

Compatibility

Support Network
GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, CDMA, EVDO, 1xRTT

Specification

Coverage
1500 sq ft
Frequency
824-894 MHz / 1850-1990 MHz
Gain
52 dB / 54 dB
Power Requirements
100-240VAC 50-60 Hz; 5.0VDC
Power Consumption
3W standby; 7W max signal - 2.0A Max
Specifications
PCS band supported: A, D, B, E, F, C

Cellular band supported: A, B, A', B'

System Certifications: FCC Parts 15 & 24 (PCS) and Parts 15 & 22 (CEL), Industry Canada

Operating Conditions: Indoor Use Only (40º - 105º F)

Feature

Features
Increases indoor signal coverage - up to 1500 sq ft

Supports multiple users simultaneously

Compatible with all U.S. carriers and mobile devices using 800 & 1900 MHz (except Nextel/iDEN or 4G, 2100MHz phones)

Increases voice and data transmission

Decreases dropped or missed calls

Easy to set up - comes complete with everything you need

No cradle or connections to your phone

Extends phone battery life (uses less power when signal is stronger)

Protects the carrier network using innovation technology

Dimension

Dimension
5" x 7" x 1.25"
Weight
9 oz.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Robert W.
  • 8/18/2011 12:31:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsZBoost Metro YX540

Pros: Small, unobtrusive base station design, easy setup

Cons: Description on billing CHANGED AFTER PURCHASE! after order completed, unit description on order became YX540 R (refurbished? Returned? Repackaged?) Prior to checkout, no "R" was mentioned.
Bulky interior antenna design, range was a little disappointin

Other Thoughts: The unit i recieved helped out quite a bit, no dropped calls, good bars for 11 feet from the base. 1500 sqare feet sounds pretty large, but is actually a 21 foot radius. Obstructing the path to the base unit and the antenna also helps, as you dont want the base to be able to transmit to the recieving antenna, which will trigger power limiting. For me, the price was a gamble, as I had never seen one of these in use. I'm happy with the product, but not the way the billing paperwork changed after I bought it.

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  • Raymond W.
  • 7/4/2011 9:49:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsit really does suck

Pros: cheap

Cons: does not work

Other Thoughts: I am an Electronics engineer with 15 years experience in the radio field. I set this unit up as per instructions. It does not transmit. as mentioned in a previous post, it only works if you place your phone in direct contact with the antenna.

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  • William S.
  • 10/15/2010 9:20:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorks in close proximity

Pros: It Works. Read on.

Cons: It only works when your phone is right next to the antenna. It is rather bulky and they use poor quality materials for something so simple and of this price.

Other Thoughts: I live in a 70 year old dormitory so maybe building structure has something to do with it. I don't know. I would return it but Newegg policy on this item is No refunds only exchange. I get 0-2 bars without the booster and 0-5 bars with the booster (When right next to the booster my phone has to literaly touch the antenna to get more than 2 bars) So yes it works but not as described. Definitely not 1500 sq. ft.

* Epic 4G on the Sprint network *

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