From WirelessWeek.com: Samsung announced a series of smart feature phones, Rex, and have unveiled four models; the Rex 60, 70, 80 and 90. All four phones come with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI on top of touchscreens, with the 70, 80, and 90 featuring capacities and the 60 featuring resistive technology. The phones all carry similar features like dual-SIM and the Opera mini browser and they all bare striking similarities in design to Samsung’s immensely popular Galaxy series.
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A great big thank you to all who made 2012 our best year ever! We are fortunate and grateful that every year since we started, way back in 2001 has been better than the previous one.
I say way back because, in the wireless technology field, twelve years probably equals fifty in 20th Century terms.
In 2001 most people thought that cell phone signal boosters were a scam. Since Verizon was advertising “Can you hear me now? Good!”, but it wasn’t happening for them – well, they didn’t think anything would help. People were frustrated with their wireless carrier and changed to a new one every time their contract expired. Think back. It was about the turn of the century that people began to think of cell phones as more than a luxury item. But within a few years we stopped buying the cheapest one available and began to wait in lines all night for the new “best thing” – even if it did cost $500.
Nowadays cell phones are as much a mini computer as a phone, and many of us don’t know how to use half of our cell phone’s technology.
Cell phone boosters are in such wide use today that people likely know somebody who is already using one in their workplace or home and know how well they work before calling us.
We look forward to 2013 with hope and high expectations for your business, and ours. And, thanks again for your business!
From article by: John Cox, Network World
NUTS & BOLTS: iPhone 5 teardown in pictures
Verizon has the largest LTE-only network — meaning it’s in more locations and more people potentially can use it: It claims 370 markets. AT&T is next, claiming 75 markets. Sprint for now is a distant third. All three are rapidly expanding the LTE coverage and capacity.
If you’re an AT&T or Sprint (or even a Verizon) customer who is upgrading to an iPhone 5, you may not have LTE service in your area. In that case, your iPhone 5 can use high-performance HSPA+ if available or whatever other 3G connectivity the carrier has for your area.
One possible impact of the LTE iPhone: whether non-LTE subscribers at or near the end of their two-year contracts will switch cellular carriers to get LTE service in their area.
T-Mobile USA will start building its LTE network in 2013. In the meantime, it offers its expanding HSPA+ network (which some consider to be 4G). T-Mobile recently launched the “Unlocked & Unlimited” campaign, persuading users to buy a full-price unlocked AT&T iPhone and switch to T-Mobile’s network. ButÃ‚Â some reports note that the iPhone doesn’t support the larger part of T-Mobile’s 3G network, so the connection options range from its 2G EDGE service to the HSPA+ service.
A new wide-ranging, real-world test of cellular data performance in the U.S., “The Need for Speed” by RootMetrics, found T-Mobile is delivering very good data performance: The percentage of connections running at over 5Mbps (an indication of “4G” capability) was 46.7% for T-Mobile, compared to 48.1% for AT&T and 77.4% for Verizon. A sign of its much broader LTE footprint, Verizon has a much higher percentage of connections over 15Mbps: 38% vs. 13% for AT&T and 6% for T-Mobile.
RootMetrics is one of several sites that offer tools to evaluate not just coverage but data rates in a given location, from different carriers.
LTE data rates
LTE is a big improvement for data, with higher download and upload speeds than 3G. WCDMA could offer 3-5Mbps but LTE can reach 5-12Mbps, according to Vish Nandlall, CTO North America for Ericsson. That’s enough to make streaming high-definition video and audio a smooth, painless process, he says.
The RootMetrics data performance survey was conducted in 2012; it involved visiting 75 U.S. markets, and doing 500,000 indoor and driving tests of cellular connections (of any type) using off-the-shelfÃ‚Â smartphones.
One chart looked at how consistently each carrier delivered fast and slow download speeds. For example, over-5Mbps connections occurred 77% of the time at Verizon, 48% at AT&T, 47% at T-Mobile and 17% at Sprint. As noted earlier, the higher-speed subset of this class — over-15Mbps connections — occurred 38% of the time at Verizon, 13% at AT&T, 6% at T-Mobile and zero at Sprint. Connections ranging from 1.5-5Mbps occurred 11% of the time at Verizon, 17% at Sprint, 30% at T-Mobile and 34% at AT&T.
Wilson Electronics is actually beating Apple to the market with a cell phone item. Wilson has introduced a really neat way to boost 3 and 4G iPhones. The thing is, none of the iPhones to this point operate on true 4G 700 MHZ LTE which is what both Verizon and AT&T both use for their 4G data only service.
And they both work with 2G and 3G technologies for the iPhone’s voice service and data, as well as 2 & 3G voice and data service for all other phones, except Nextel (which is going away as we write). This is a very good thing, because it seems that most anybody who has an iPhone knows why it has such a reputation for dropping calls and/or not gettingÃ‚Â a signal where others cell phone do. The Wilson Sleek products almost completely eliminate that problem, plus they greatly extend you coverage area (they increase the iPhone’s signal gain by over 20 times).
But upcoming iPhones will offer 4G data service. And when they do, Wilson will have these Sleek new signal boosters waiting for them. The Sleek for Verizon is Wilson’s Sleek 4G-V and the one for AT&T is the 4G high speed data is the Sleek 4G-A. UnwiredSignal.com is one of Wilson’s first dealers to stock the new Sleeks.
The Feature and Benefits of the Wilson Sleek Models 4 G-A and 4G-V:
- Boosts Verizon and AT&T 700 MHz LTE high speed data as well as 2 &3G 800 and 1900 MHz
- Boosts both voice and data by more than 20 times
- Provides strong, reliable signal in weak signal areas
- Allows your friends to boost their signals by simply placing their phone in the cradle
- Greatly extends battery life, especially in weak signal areas
- No brainer installation
Wilson already offers a Sleek model for 2 & 3 G signals only. The model number is 815226. Again, they will boost the signal for all cell phones, except Nextel.
For those who want any service provider’s signal boosted over larger areas:
UnwiredSignal.com has solved cell phone signal both inside of vehicles, small and large building areas, as well as for outdoors – campgrounds, boat marinas and such. From hospitals, to universities, office buildings, secure facilities and buildings of almost any type, they have engineered and designed wireless cell signal booster kits for organizations like NASA, the US Army, US Navy, US Marines, Chevron, Tyson Foods, Fairmont Hotels, Siemens and thousands of police and fire departments, smaller companies and individuals for their homes, office and cabins.
We sometimes have to refuse to sell someone a cell phone signal booster or cell phone repeater. We do it because we will not sell a person something we know will not solve his or her cell phone or computer data card signal problem. And, to be honest, we’ve got better things to do than create ill-will and extra work on our part by selling something we know we will be returned.
We are cellular signal problem solvers, not product sellers. When we solve your signal problem, our products sell. So, product selling takes care of itself. We know the cellular signal business and we know our products. We ask inquirers numerous questions and listen carefully to people’s signal issues before making any product recommendation. Sometimes it works out that we know that the person has a signal issue that our Wilson Electronics signal boosters simply will not cure.
An example would be a person who lives in the valley of a high hill and his or her service provider’s tower is on the other side of it. Sometimes, the signals from the service provider’s tower are completely blocked by the hill. In this case, our products will not help and we will not sell them claiming that they will, or even might.
There are situations where those signals come across the top of the hill, but pass too high and over the person’s building. In many of those situations, we can design a cell phone signal booster kit that will solve the problem.
A cell phone signal booster’s outside antenna must have line of sight to the signal it is to boost. This doesn’t mean that it has to see the tower; it just has to have access to the signal it is putting out. If that signal is blocked by anything, there is simply nothing for it to boost. A thousand times nothing is still nothing.
You can count on us, at UnwiredSignal.com, to always tell you the truth, even if it is something that neither of us wants to hear. We would rather miss a sale here and there by refusing to sell you a signal booster than to cause you and ourselves a huge hassle by selling you something that won’t do the job. Even people we turn down refer their friends and associates to us because they appreciate the honesty.
When we engineer cellular repeater systems for large and/or complex applications we always spec the components that the engineering formula shows will adequately do the job; we don’t pad it. What goes around, comes around. We believe it’s the way we do business that keeps companies like The Fairmont Hotels, Chevron Energy and Tyson Foods coming back to us over and over.
We will treat you with the same honesty, respect and appreciation that we have treated all of our customers with since 2001.
- In test after test, which are confirmed by unbiased third-party laboratory results, Wilson electronics products consistently outperform the other consumer cell phone signal booster products on the market. They do so in numerous categories, but most importantly, we think, is this:
- They pick up the weakest outside signal available and boost that signal directly to a device, like a cell phone or computer data card, or they project it wirelessly over a given area either inside the building or outside, depending upon the type Wilson Electronics cell signal booster being used. View third-party results.
|Sleek – Product of the Year|
|Mobile Merit Award – Excellence||Andrew Seybold Choice Awards|
|Moab Jeeper Seal of Approval|
|Storm Chaser Seal of Approval||MobilePro receives Excellent rating|
|CTIA Emerging Technology Awards||Mobile Village Bright Star Awards|
From Wilson Electronics blog post 4/12/12.
We, at UnwiredSignal.com, design and sell Wilson Electronics cellular signal boosters kits for all cellular frequencies, technologies, and for all types of buildings, generations (3G/4G, etc.),Ã‚Â for vehicles in town and at remote locations, and outdoor applications. The folks over at PC World took a closer look at the wireless service speeds in the US, and this is what they found out. Keep in mind that this study only includes data snapshot measurements of wireless service these in 13 cities–Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
We are often asked why we sell only Wilson Electronics cell phone and cellular internet signal boosters. Our view is “why would we sell you anything else”. Here’s why:
- Third party lab results prove that Wilson Electronics amplifiers and repeaters pick up the weakest outside signal of any other consumer type amplifier or repeater. They boost these weakest signals and project them to your cell phone or internet data card in a manner so that they can read the code carried by the signal and translate that to either voice or data on your device.
- Wilson always has between 12 and 15 electrical engineers on staff. They ensure that Wilson Ã‚Â leads the industry in product performance.
- Wilson Electronics works closely with the FCC to make certain that their products comply with both FCC regulations and service providers requirements. The oscillation protection that is incorporated into each amplifier and repeater means that you are comfortable that they will not cause an issue with your server provider, or any others in the area where you have installed them.
- Wilson Electronics is seldom “first to the market” with new technologies, such as LTE, because of the long and rigorous testing they put new products through before making them available to their dealers. One famous tale is about a certain product that had completed its testing and was approved by Wilson’s engineers, it was almost immediately pulled from the market because Jim Wilson wanted it to be remanufactured with a paint that dissipated heat faster. This is just one example of Wilson’s dedication to getting things right, rather than having their emphasis on being “first to the market” with an item.
- It is also not unusual for Wilson’s engineers to make internal operational changes in an amplifier or repeater, even after it has been on the market for a while, if they discover that a new “widget” has become available which would make the product better.
- Wilson has its customer service right. They value goodwill vs. the supposed profit they could make by causing you a hassle in replacing an item or getting a refund. Every Wilson dealer can exchange or make product refunds without fear that Wilson will reject the transaction.
- Wilson’s products are extremely reliable. The first repeater that we, at UnwiredSignal.com, sold in 2001 is still in operation, to the best of our knowledge. Thousands of the Wilson products we’ve sold since then have never given the customer any problem. If one does we will personally offer you expert technical assistance at 888-713-1243. Additionally, Wilson guarantees all of its products for replacement for a full year from the date of purchase. And, we, at UnwiredSignal.com offer a 30 day money-back guarantee on every item we sell.
- Wilson Electronics products are competitively priced. We, at UnwiredSignal.com, go to great effort to put our kits together with the right components, including the type of coax cable, for your application. You might think you’re saving $50 at another website, but we urge you to compare “apples-to-apples”, and be sure you’re getting all of the same components in other’s kits as compared to ours.
So, again, we asked the question, “Why would we sell you anything else but a Wilson electronics product? And, where else than UnwiredSignal.com?
The cell phone is an absolute necessity these days, for both business and social reasons. The problem with them is that the power of hand held units is limited by the FCC to a measly six tenths of a watt, so we constantly seem to run into cell phone dead zones, whether in our vehicles or inside buildings.
There is a popular and proven way to eliminate cell phone dead zones. It is called a cell phone signal booster. Most people want the wireless type of signal booster because it works without the cell phone being directly connected to a cable. But what exactly is a wireless cell phone signal booster?
Whether for a vehicle or building, the wireless type generally consists of an outside antenna which picks up the signal and sends it to a cell phone amplifier (which is placed inside and requires a power source). The amplifier boosts the signal many times over then projects it over an area inside through another (inside) antenna. For outgoing calls, the sequence is reversed.
For buildings, there are numerous variations of cellular repeaters. The one you need usually depends upon how big of an area that needs to be covered with a cell phone signal inside the building and the current outside signal strength at the place where the new outside cell phoneÃ‚Â antenna will be placed.
Cell phone repeater kits for vehicles will normally project a signal few feet, and the main benefit is that it can increase your outside signal coverage area to 25 miles.
There is a more cheaply priced cell phone signal booster: the direct connect type. The cell phone must be connected to the booster for it to work. For more information on these, check out direct-connect amplifiers and repeaters.
Both the wireless type and direct-connect type will also boost the signal for many computer data cards.