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Wilson gets first FCC new rule approval on a 5 band, 3G and 4G signal booster!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

They will be here soon! The new Quint will come as a kit that

will be priced at about $300 less than the previous Wilson 5 band kit!!

Waiting list is almost full for our first allocation of these exciting new kits

so call us now to add you name to the list!  214-774-2588

The First Five Band to Meet New FCC Regulations

Wilson AG Pro Quint Kit 461104
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product, it just can’t be made fast enough to keep up with demand
for the first year.  Call now!
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Interesting tidbits from FCC sites about new signal booster rules

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

From FCC signal booster FAQ page:

I already have a signal booster; do I need to do anything?

If a wireless provider or the FCC asks you to turn off your signal booster because it is causing interference to a wireless network, you must turn off your booster and leave it off until the interference problem can be resolved. When the new rules go into effect, you will be able to purchase a booster with additional safeguards that protect wireless networks from interference.

From FCC press release about new signal booster rules:

These new rules governing signal boosters – which amplify signals between
wireless devices and wireless networks – will substantially improve signal booster design by requiring
manufacturers to include safeguards that protect wireless networks.

As a result, all four nationwide
carriers, as well as many rural and regional carriers, have consented to the use of boosters on their
networks, as long as those boosters meet the technical specifications outlined in the Order.

Removing consumer and industry uncertainty regarding signal booster use and operation will promote
further investment in and use of this promising technology.

Signal boosters not only help consumers
improve coverage where signal strength is weak, but they also aid public safety first responders by
extending wireless access in hard-to serve areas such as tunnels, subways, and garages.

This Report and
Order reflects a common sense, consensus-based technical solution that will help millions of consumers
across the country.

Links to info about new FCC signal booster rules

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

FCC extends deadline existing signal boosters can be sold: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/faq.html

FCC signal booster website: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/index.html

 

 

Forget the bull; here is the truth about new FCC cellular signal booster rules

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Please Note

As a courtesy to you, we want you to know the truth about the new FCC rules concerning cell phone signal boosters. There is a lot of sensational misinformation on the internet about them that is not true, or even close to it. Here is the trutth, with links to the appropriate websites to prove it.

The FCC has established new, tighter regulations concerning cellular signal boosters that are currently slated to go into effect April 30, 2014.

The FCC has restricted what signal boosters can do so tightly that almost all signal booster manufacturers must redesign and build new ones. They must be approved by the FCC before put on the market for sale to consumers.

What does this mean to you? All current cellular signal booster users are supposed to register the signal booster location. Only two service providers, however have websites where you can register. The registration is not asking anybody for permission to use a signal booster; they want to know who has them in case one is causing interference with their tower.

In thirteen years of selling Wilson Electronics products, we have never had a customer who was using a Wilson booster contacted by any service provider or the FCC for any reason.  If your Wilson booster was causing tower interference you would have already been contacted.

The Verizon registration site is: http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/register-signal-booster.html

The TMobile registration site is: https://saqat.t-mobile.com/sites/SignalBooster. This site seems to not work well at times.

To our kkowledge, no other service provider has created a registration process as of today.

You do not have to by a new amplifier. The new FCC rules are not retroactive where hardware is concerned; only the registration is retroactive.

Many of our customers are upgrading their amplifiers and/or signal booster kits to keep up with ever-changing technologies. With most people use their cellular devises more for data purposes than for voice today and want the newest, best and fastest wireless cellular possible.

Wilson Electronics is manufacturing the first 5 band, all technology, and new FCC rules signal booster. It will be available in the coming weeks. There are already backlog orders of these new kits.

We will be among the first Wilson Dealers to receive these exciting new kits. We will notify you when they are in route to us.

There here is no need to call us concerning the new FCC rules. We have given you the information above that affects you. If you would like further info, please go to the FCC FAQ page, located here: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/faq.html. You can find the entire 104 page order on a link at the bottom of this page: http://www.fcc.gov/rulemaking/10-4.

Exciting News: Wilson Electronics introduces a game changing cellular signal booster! The first 5 band booster approved by the FCC under new FCC rules – Boosts all 3G and 4G signals for all carriers.

Available Soon – Get on the List!

Call us at 214-774-2588. More Info Coming to You Soon!

Think right, do right, feel right.

Friday, August 16th, 2013

A guy I know who really “gets it” about SEO work, David Hood, is also believes in reading success books; not just any success books, but the classics. Napoleon Hill, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and on to the new ‘classics” by guys like Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn.

There is one thing upon which we both agree: none of those author’s books were written solely about making money. In fact, they have little to do with making money. Not “Think and Grow Rich” by Hill, not “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Peale nor any of the books I’ve read by Rohn or Ziglar, who have written many.

When boiled down to a common denominator they are all about one thing: doing the next right thing all day long. They are about the Golden Rule, even and especially in the business world. Then your success, however you define it, will come as a natural part of what you do every day.Treating people the way you would like to be treated doesn’t mean giving away the farm on every transaction. In fact, people don’t like to do business with “weak” business people.

Anybody who has done business with us, at UnwiredSignal.com knows we do business based on the Golden Rule, because she or he knows that we tell the truth even when it is not what either of us wants to hear. We even “lose” money on transactions, because our customers sometimes don’t need the huge gain signal booster kits they have already picked out. We treat you like we are happy you called us because we are, and we know what we’re doing, because we study, which is what you should expect. Good faith, best efforts all day long.

Reading even a “classic” success book won’t help anybody for long. Going from book to book, searching for “it’ doesn’t seem to work, either. But picking that one book  that really inspires you and using it as a workbook does help you find that “it”, because positive repetition makes for positive habits and positive habits lead to success, however you define it.

 

Retail sales through Android devices triple

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

This is from an email sent to me by FierlessWirelessRetail.com written by Frank Hayes.  Mr. Hayes has done a fine job showing all the details, but the detailed part is not interesting to most of us. Below is the part of the article which I believe will surprise most people”.

We, at UnwiredSignal.com stock and sell signal boosters for all of the devices mentioned below. We have solved cell phone signal problems for the US Border Patrol, FEMA, Chevron, XTO Energy, and many other large and small commercial type applications. We and our Wilson Electronics products have provided cell signals for over ten thousand people since 2001. Call us to discuss any type cell signal problem you have for both indoor and outdoor applications at 214-774-2588 or 888-713-1243 .

Here is the info I thought would both surprise and interest most folks:

“Mobile sales to customers using Android phones have tripled in the past year and are growing faster than those of iPhone users, according to monthly statistics by affiliate network Affiliate Window and reported by Internet Retailer.

Affiliate Window tracks sales through more than 10,000 web sites that link to e-commerce sites and earn commissions on sales generated from traffic they send. That means the numbers are a limited subset of overall mobile commerce, and need to be viewed that way. However, Affiliate Windows shows roughly the same trends as broader M-commerce surveys: Its numbers say that thus far in 2013, the iPad is responsible for 59 percent of mobile sales, the iPhone 22 percent, Android phones 15 percent, Blackberry phones 2 percent, and all other devices 2 percent.”

Source: Nobody is being forced into new smartphone purchase plans

Friday, July 19th, 2013

According to industry analyst, Roger Etner, concerning the new cell phone purchase plans now offered by TMobile and AT&T “Nobody is being forced into these plans. If you want to optimize your spend, upgrading every two years is still the most cost-effective “way,…..”

Interesting because a TMobile representative told me last week that the only way to change phones, the device “must be purchased”.

So the last paragraph in the news release below gives you ammunition with which to argue the point with any service provider that tells you that the cell phone must b e purchased!

 

Verizon Pitches Edge in Smartphone Upgrade Wars

Verizon Pitches Edge in Smartphone Upgrade WarsBy Jennifer LeClaire     MobileTechToday

July 18, 2013 11:01AM
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“Verizon Edge is a flexible equipment payment plan that spreads the retail price of a phone over 24 months. You can also upgrade to a new phone after six months if 50 percent of the retail cost has been paid,” said David Samberg, a public relations manager at Verizon Wireless

 T-Mobile has Jump. AT&T Relevant Products/Services has Next. Now, Verizon is looking for an edge of its own in the emerging upgrade pricing plan war. 

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo announced the new Edge plan during a conference call on Thursday but offered no details. Soon, the rest of the story emerged on the leading wireless Relevant Products/Services carrier’s site.

“If you want to stay on top of the latest technology, the new Verizon Edge device payment plan offers an affordable way to upgrade to the newest device and satisfy your love of technology,” said David Samberg, a public relations manager at Verizon Wireless. “Verizon Edge is a flexible equipment payment plan that spreads the retail price of a phone over 24 months. You can also upgrade to a new phone after six months if 50 percent of the retail cost has been paid.”

Verizon’s Take on Upgrades

Samberg explained how Edge works: Choose the phone you want and sign up for a month-to-month service plan. The full retail price of the phone will be divided over 24 months. You’ll pay the first month at the time of purchase.

Every six months, as long as 50 percent of the cost of the phone has been paid, you can upgrade to the newest basic mobile Relevant Products/Services phone or smartphone available. There are no long-term service contracts, finance charges or upgrade fees with Verizon Edge. Verizon Edge will be available to customers on Share Everything plans starting August 25th.

Upgrade Plans: The New Black

“The new upgrade program is the new black. It’s very fashionable,” Roger Entner, a wireless analyst at Recon Analytics, told us. Some industry analysts are suggesting the industry is seeing a revolution, but Entner said whether the new upgrade plans qualify as an evolution or a revolution depends on whether consumers take the wireless carriers up on their new offers.

“Nobody is being forced into these plans. If you want to optimize Relevant Products/Services your spend, upgrading every two years is still the most cost-effective way,” Entner said. “But if you are among the segment that really wants to have the newest phone every year or even faster, then they are providing now a slightly cheaper option.”

Blown Away – Google Is Testing Wearable Cell Phone / Computer For Intro 2014??

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

As readers of my blog know, I don’t take somebody’s hard work, change a few sentences around and claim it as my own. We don’t do anything or treat anybody that way. So you can read the entire New York Daily News article by Erik Ortiz by reading it below or by clicking on the link below his name below.

I am blown away by the info in Erik’s piece today. While everyone close to the tech business has known for a long time that Google was working on eye glass computers, I don’t think most of us knew they had made so much progress, so quickly. Rumor has it that when you are wearing them you can look at somebody and the computer’s camera will transfer your image to its processor. Then , if your profile is on pretty much any social media site, it will immediately present your personal information to the wearer of the computer in his or her left eye! I don’t doubt anything Google can do any longer, so the rumor might be true.

The last I saw Google’s prototype, it was the size of a six-pack and hung from the waist by s strap over the shoulder. But look at the progress they have made. Unbelievable!

When we started in the cell phone signal boosting and repeating business, I thought it was high-tech stuff, and it was. But the exponential growth of technological advancement now has me wondering if I will be working for a robot in just a few years.

 

BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Erik’s actual articlehttp://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/google-glass-wearable-computers-pose-driving-hazard-article-1.1397898

There’s another ticket that could be coming down the pike for distracted drivers: driving while wearing Google Glass.

As state and local governments ban texting or using handheld cell phones while operating a vehicle, the advent of wearable computers is already on the radar of anxious legislators who think the new technology could lead to more accidents.

Lawmakers in West Virginia and Delaware have introduced bills banning such electronic devices, and safe driving advocates say it makes sense now to take up the issue — before the use of Google Glass and similar gizmos become commonplace.

A new groundbreaking app released last week even combines the use of Google Glass with driving the Tesla Model S electric car.

“It’s pretty obvious that something that requires the preoccupation of one of your eyes, thus depriving a person of the depth perception of stereoscopic vision, is something that should not be done while driving,” AAA New York spokesman Robert Sinclair said in an email.

Although Google Glass remains in limited release, the futuristic headset could be sold on the mass market next year — meaning more people could be wearing them on the road.

 

The GlassTesla app allows drivers wearing Google Glass to control functions in a Tesla Model S. Some lawmakers, however, say using the futuristic device while driving poses a safety hazard.

The device allows users to make phone calls, send emails, take pictures and record video — tasks that can be done with simple hand movements and voice-operated commands. A small display sits to the upper right of the headset requiring the wearer to look up.

Already, the idea that someone could be surreptitiously taking pictures and video with Glass has led the device to be banned in certain settings, including strip clubs, casinos and movie theaters.

The Glass website recognizes that there are “some places where using the devices simply isn’t appropriate.”

“It is still very early days for Glass, and we expect that as with other new technologies, such as cell phones, behaviors and social norms will develop over time,” a Glass spokesperson told CNET.com.

But whether the car will be one of those prohibited places for the device remains to be seen.

Evidence suggests that driving with a hands-free phone doesn’t equate with safety.

 

Sahas Katta, 24, has created an app that pairs Google Glass with a Tesla Model S electric car.

AAA study released last month reported that operating a car while using a cell phone — regardless of whether it is hands-free or not — reduces brain activity related to driving by 37%. And drivers who text behind the wheel are eight times more likely to get into a crash or almost crash compared to someone who’s not texting.

“They found that using a hands-free device is just as distracting as handheld phones,” said Robert Rosenberger, assistant professor of philosophy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“With Google Glass, not only is it another way to do hands-free calling, but if you’re throwing these other things up in front of you like text, you can be distracted by a text conversation even if you’re looking at the road,” Rosenberger added.

While he isn’t yet convinced Glass should be banned outright, he does like the idea that people are talking about it now.

Sahas Katta, 24, has created an app that pairs Google Glass with a Tesla Model S electric car.

Katta, the founder of San Jose, Calif.-based startup Pepperdeck, released a free app that allows Glass wearers who drive the electric Tesla Model S to control the vehicle in certain ways.

The GlassTesla app lets the driver start or stop the car’s electric charging, honk the horn and flash its lights, keep track of the mileage and temperature and locate the vehicle’s location on a projected map.

The features are possible with the Tesla because the car has a built-in 3G connection.

But Katta said that with Google’s continual upgrade of Glass — and with other carmakers also looking to include Internet connectivity in their vehicles — he is planning for the app to do more.

“If you’re walking to the car with a bunch of groceries in your hands, you’ll be able to say, ‘OK, Glass, open the trunk,’” he said. “It makes our lives more seamless.”

So far, 62 people are actively using the app since it launched.

Katta added that the features are ones that can be accessed while the car is in park.

“Having no devices in the car would be safest, but it’s not always a reality,” he said. “With Glass, you don’t need to take your hands off the wheel and you’re not taking your eyes off the road.”

Google Glass requires the user to look through a display above the right eye.

“With Google Glass, not only is it another way to do hands-free calling, but if you’re throwing these other things up in front of you like text, you can be distracted by a text conversation even if you’re looking at the road,” Rosenberger added.

While he isn’t yet convinced Glass should be banned outright, he does like the idea that people are talking about it now.

“With cell phones, we waited until they got normal and people felt like they could do it while driving,” Rosenberger said. “Now they’re using it all the time.”

But software engineer Sahas Katta says there are positive features for pairing wearable computers with a car.

Katta, the founder of San Jose, Calif.-based startup Pepperdeck, released a free app that allows Glass wearers who drive the electric Tesla Model S to control the vehicle in certain ways.

The GlassTesla app lets the driver start or stop the car’s electric charging, honk the horn and flash its lights, keep track of the mileage and temperature and locate the vehicle’s location on a projected map.

Google Glass is the latest wearable technology that some legislators are considering banning while driving.


Mobile Cell Phone Signal Boosters Increase Safety

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

A few years ago I received a call from a man who was concerned about his fiance’s safety during her long commute from her home to school. She had to drive through a long portion of the Pennsylvania countryside that was a cellular “dead zone”. He was concerned about her safety and wanted to know if our Wilson Electronics’ mobile signal booster would eliminate her cellular “dead zones”.

No cell phone signal will work everywhere; it’s just a matter of fact. Hills, forests, etc., can block the signal. Cell phone signals are like AM radio signals, they must have line of sight to the signal they are trying to “see” to work. But, all things being equal, the Wilson mobile signal booster can increase cell phone service to 25 miles. Actually, we’ve had customers on offshore drilling platforms claim they were calling us from much farther away from shore than that.

Anyway, I explained the truth to him, told him I thought a Wilson signal booster would significantly reduce his fiance’s dead zones on her drive and he bought one. A couple of weeks later he call to say that the signal booster had completely solved eliminated her cellular signal “dead zone” problem.

The NTSB has issued a statement recommending that all large busses carry a cell phone signal booster. They were referencing the 3 watt signal booster as the lower output variety had not been introduced at the time. We  still recommend the 3 watt wireless booster vs. lower gain ones. After all, it is safety we’re talking about.

The NTSB made that recommendation after investigating the wreck of a bus in a cellular “dead zone”. Numerous people were injured, but they had to wait until a passerby drove to the nearest town, which delayed EMS notification by well over 30 minutes. The NTSB study showed that the injured passengers of the bus would have had cell phone service, if only the bus carried a cell phone signal booster.

We, the owners and employees of UnwiredSignal.com have been in the cell phone signal booster business a long time. We have received many happy calls, letters and emails from customers telling us how Wilson signal boosters allowed them to have cell phone service in places they could not before. In fact, that is what our entire business is based on. So we truly believe that today every vehicle should carry a signal booster. Even if one does not need to use a signal booster normally, everybody travels. In many, many rural areas cell phone service dies just a few miles away from major highways. So we think that it just makes sense for every vehicle to carry a 3 watt wireless signal boosters. The wireless signal booster does not require a plugin to the cell phone and, therefore, works with all cell phones and service providers for voice and texting service.

Wilson Electronics Sold – Jim Wilson Stays on Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

From Wilson Electronics:

ST. GEORGE, Utah (June 26, 2013) – Wilson Electronics, a manufacturer of North America’s top-selling line of cellular signal boosters, today announced that it has been acquired by Sorenson Capital. In addition, Sorenson Capital Managing Directors Fraser Bullock and Tim Layton, as well as Principal LeGrand Lewis, have joined Wilson Electronics’ board of directors.  Solamere Capital co-invested in a minor capacity alongside Sorenson Capital.

“As a market share and performance leader in its industry, Wilson represented a compelling investment opportunity,” said Lewis. “We look forward to continuing Sorenson Capital’s tradition of taking companies to the next level by capitalizing on Wilson’s strong product leadership and transformational growth opportunities.”

Wilson’s patented technologies and market-proven designs have solved weak signal connectivity problems for individual cellular subscribers and cellular users in business and government settings for more than fourteen years. Through easy-to-install antennas and signal boosters, Wilson’s signal amplifying solutions provide strong signal reception and reliable data transfer for offices, homes and commercial buildings located in weak signal areas, as well as mobile environments such as vehicles.

“We are thrilled to have found a strategic partner in Sorenson Capital to assist us in delivering improved cellular service on a greater scale,” said Jim Wilson, founder of Wilson Electronics, who will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. “Through the industry’s most advanced line of cellular signal boosters, we help solve the leading issues facing the cellular industry today – dropped calls and inadequate data access due to poor signal penetration through vehicles and buildings while we boost weak signal strength.”

“With Sorenson Capital on board, we anticipate a significant growth phase as we continue to develop technology and consumer, enterprise and industrial products that drive value for cellular users,” said Robert Van Buskirk, president, CEO and board member of Wilson