The Most Affordable 2G, 3G & 4G Signal Booster Yet

Dual zBoost YX545 & YX550-VLTE-AWS for 3G, Verizon 4G LTE and AWSWe'd all love to have crystal clear cell phone reception and blazing fast data speeds on our mobile phones, but unfortunately we're not so lucky in many locations, including even in major metropolitan areas. In an effort to change that, cell phone signal boosters are frequently used to provide cell service to areas which were altogether lacking before. Until recently, that only consisted of improved voice and 3G data, but with the widespread availability of 4G enabled devices now, the demand for signal boosters that also boost 4G has grown as well.

In an effort to provide a complete solution for individuals and businesses to boost 2G, 3G and 4G signals, Wi-Ex, a leading manufacturer of cell phone signal boosters, has released the zBoost SOHO YX550 for AWS and Verizon LTE Upgrade Kit (YX550-VLTE-AWS-UPGRADE). This product is designed to be used in tandem with the YX545, our best selling dual-band signal booster, which together creates a quad-band system, capable of boosting 2G, 3G, and 4G signals for Verizon, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and most Canadian carriers. This is the most affordable system of its kind, and is now available as a single kit from UberSignal, called the Dual zBoost YX545 & YX550-VLTE-AWS for 3G, Verizon 4G LTE and AWS kit.

The Challenge of 4G with Different Carriers

For the last few years, the “dual-band” signal booster has been the the most popular type of cell phone signal repeater because they're able to boost the 2G and 3G networks of most major carriers in North America. However, in the last few years, things have become much more complicated with new 4G networks using different frequencies on a carrier by carrier basis.

Verizon Wireless

If you’re a Verizon customer who has upgraded to a new smartphone within the last few months, chances are, it’s 4G LTE capable. If you happen to be living in an area with a 4G LTE signal, you’ve probably experienced how amazingly fast it can be. For anyone who hasn’t used 4G LTE, it’s like having a fast cable Internet connection available everywhere you go and is truly a pleasure to use.

Unfortunately, Verizon’s new LTE network does not use the same frequencies as a their 3G network so a typical signal booster won’t amplify the signal leaving you stranded on their 3G network. And while Verizon LTE signal boosters have existed for over a year now, if you went with an LTE only booster, you’d get great data rates, but no support for phone calls, since voice connections still take place on Verizon’s 3G network.

T-Mobile & Canadian Carriers

T-Mobile customers actually have even more challenges when boosting their cell signal. The 3G and 4G networks on T-Mobile use a completely different frequency band called AWS that isn’t supported by standard signal boosters. Using a dual-band signal booster would amplify T-Mobile’s 2G network giving you clear phone calls, but you generally always have to have your phone set to 2G mode leaving you with no data.

While the obvious solution would be to get a booster that is made specifically for 3G and 4G, T-Mobile has announced that it has plans to move their 3G network from AWS to the frequency used by their 2G network, which means that T-Mobile customers with an AWS signal booster would find themselves stuck with only boosted 4G data, and no improved voice or 3G.

This problem exists as well for customers of MetroPCS, Cricket Wireless, and all Canadian carriers, who have some portion of their network using AWS.

The Solution

With the introduction of the new Dual zBoost YX545 & YX550-VLTE-AWS kit, customers no longer have to choose between fast data or improved voice calls, or worry about their carrier switching technologies and leaving them with poor service. Customers of Verizon, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Cricket, and Canadian carriers, including Bell, MTS, Rogers, and Telus, will now be able to boost 2G, 3G and 4G signals with just one cell phone signal boosting kit.

Installation Options

The Dual zBoost YX545 & YX550-VLTE-AWS for 3G, Verizon 4G LTE and AWS kit has two installation options which allows you to choose the best approach for your situation. The easiest way to set up the system, and the installation method that the kit is designed for, is to use a single outside antenna with a single cable that runs inside, and is then split and connected to the two amplifiers. This approach requires only one antenna and one cable going into the building, but you also only get half of the signal strength going to each amplifier, resulting in less coverage area than the second installation option.

The second option is to use two outside antennas, each with a coax cable running into an amplifier, which makes for a slightly more involved installation, but you get a larger total coverage area. The second antenna and cable will need to be purchased separately, as they are not included in the kit, so please contact us for help with that.

For more detailed information about installing the Dual zBoost SOHO system, check out the Installation Instructions section on the product page.

Overall, we're very excited about the opportunity to offer an all-in-one solution for boosting 2G, 3G and 4G signals for many of the most popular carriers in North America. If you have any questions about the Dual zBoost SOHO system or how to upgrade your existing YX545, please contact us.

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36 thoughts on “The Most Affordable 2G, 3G & 4G Signal Booster Yet”

  • Kerry Hayward

    I need to boost the 2g signal at home. Vodafone network in the uk. Do you have a suitable product?
    Thankyou.

    • Dan

      Hi Kerry, and thanks for your comment. Unfortunately in the UK, signal boosting amplifiers are not permitted unless they're issued by the carriers. We also do not carry any amplifiers that work on the European and Asian frequencies. The good news is that you are able to boost your Vodafone signal by directly connecting a more powerful antenna to your cell phone. Use the Contact Us page (http://www.ubersignal.com/contacts) to send us a message and let me know what type of phone or data device you have and we can recommend some products that will work for you in the UK.

  • aser

    I need to boost 4g signal at home. Globelines netwlork here in bohol, philippines. do you have?

    • Dan

      Unfortunately, we do not have any home or large building systems that will boost the European/Asian frequencies.

  • kishor Mehta

    want a mobile signal booster

    • Dan

      Hello Kishor,

      Unfortunately, our signal boosters do not work in Europe and Asia where you use different frequencies that are not supported. Sorry,

      Dan

  • Guillermo

    Does your boosters work on South America? I'm located in Uruguay.

    • Dan

      Hello Guillermo,

      Yes, it looks like most carriers in Uruguay use the 850/1900 MHz frequencies so most of our signal boosters should work for you in Uruguay.

      Dan

  • labzagui

    I have a problem to get stable signal in a remote countryside in Morocco. I want to know if you have any product to boost this signal (voice and data).

  • Richard

    Umm do you have a booster for the 4g connection I get with cricket. Here in the USA. Also I guess I could use the antenna for the tv. Hd tvs have a digital converter already in them.

    • Dan

      Hello Richard,

      We do have signal boosters that will boost Cricket's networks in the US. You can see them by going to our homepage, then click on "View our complete list of carriers", and then click on Cricket.

      You would not be able to use your TV antenna since that is not optimized for the frequencies that cell phones use.

      Dan
      UberSignal.com

  • Joseph

    Hi Dan,
    Thanks for providing this very useful tool that can help us.
    I will be traveling back to Liberia but good internet is only provided in the city (Monrovia) but the cell phone networks. The signal is down once you leave the city, will you have any product that will help me get fast internet as the city?

    • Dan

      Hello Joseph, Unfortunately, our signal boosters will not work in Liberia because of the different frequencies used there.

      Dan
      UberSignal.com

  • Bill

    I have a wilson 4g LTE signal amplifier and get Data just fine, but no voice.... recommendations ??

    • Dan

      Hello Bill,

      4G LTE is currently used for data only, not for voice calls. So you would need to add a dual-band signal booster to your current setup in order to boost both Voice and Data. Here are a few questions so we can help you find the right parts:

      - Do you know which outside antenna you're using? What inside antenna are you using? A part number would be very helpful.
      - How strong is your existing outside signal?
      - How large is the area inside that you want to cover with a boosted signal?

      It may be possible to add a second amplifier and keep using the existing antennas, or you may need to add a second system. Thanks,

      Dan

  • Eric

    Hello, I have T-Mobile in Michigan by Lake Huron, but I am just on the cusp of their 2g signal. We get dropped a lot and, also, Rogers and Telus and Bell in Canada tend to have a stronger signal than T-Mobile does at our house so our phones switch to international roaming if we are not careful. What do we need to be able to boost our T-Mobile 2g so we get it all the time…. 3g or 4g would just be a bonus (we have wifi via cable modem so we are mostly interested in calling, not data.

    • Dan

      Hello Eric,

      Based on your weak existing T-Mobile 2G signal, it sounds like a directional outside antenna will work best for you. Beyond that, the right system will depend on just how weak that existing signal is when you're outside and how large of a space you need to cover inside. Use the contact us page to send us some more details including how many bars of signal you get while outside and how large of an area inside you want to cover, and we'll be able to recommend a system for you. Thanks Eric!

  • Reg

    I want to use my cell in Mexico with Telcel. My signal strength is -101. When in the closest city La Paz, BCS, I have 3G but when I get to my house with -101 I am on edge. Will a booster get me back on 3G?

    • Dan

      It's impossible to say without trying it. If you can get an existing 3G signal in the area around your house, then it's likely that you could boost it. If there is no existing 3G signal within a few hundred feet of your house, then it's possible that there's no existing signal available so it could not be boosted.

  • Nick Dettorre

    I use Sprint, but live in an area described as "Off-network roaming" on their coverage map.

    Would this system work for me?

    • Dan

      Hello Nick,

      If you get some existing signal at that location, even if it's a roaming signal, then a signal booster will be able to amplify it. A booster won't be able to amplify a nonexistent Sprint signal though so you'd likely still be left with your phone roaming.

  • Chris

    Hi...I live about 15kms south of Golden BC in Canada. I currently get 1-3 bars of hspa+ signal on my cell phone. I use my phone as a wireless hub for internet and would like to improve the
    signal strength. Is there a product that can do that?

    • Dan

      Hello Chris,

      We have products that will boost the cellular signal between the tower and your phone. We don't currently have any products that will improve the wifi connection from your phone to your computers and other devices. If you're looking to improve the cellular signal strength, let us know and we can recommend some products.

  • john

    I work in Saudi Arabia, my mobile network device specs "supports high speed LTE DC-HSPA HSDPA UMTS. EDGE. GPRS. GSM. Frequency support - LTE TDD 2300 / FDD 1800 MHz." This according to the website for mobile carrier STC. Is this sufficient information for you to determine if your product will work for me? Thanks

    • Dan

      Unfortunately, our signal boosters do not support the frequencies used in Saudi Arabia, so our signal boosters will not work for you there. I'm sorry we can't be of any help.

  • sherif

    does it work in Egypt ?

    • Dan

      Unfortunately, no, our signal boosters will not work in Egypt because the frequencies used there are different from North America.

  • rishi

    Hello. Will it work in Mauritius? Need it to improve network coverage inside a hospital. Will it cause interference with other electrical equipment such as CT scan, MRI etc?

    • Jeff

      Hi Rishi,

      Unfortunately, Mauritius uses different frequency ranges than the carriers in North America, so the equipment that we sell will not boost the signal there. Sorry to not be of more help.

  • Barbara Moore

    I have a straighttalk account with a tmobile bring your own phone galaxy note 2 and I live in Maine USA...My data connection is slow...what would you suggest to speed the data connection?

    • Dan

      Hello Barbara,

      If the reason for your slow data speeds is that you have a weak signal, then yes, a signal booster should be able to help you. If you have slow data because StaightTalk is throttling your data, or because the faster 4G HSPA+ or 4G LTE networks are not available in your area, then a signal booster likely wouldn't help you. To see all of our T-Mobile compatible boosters, click the "Shop By Carrier" link at the top of the page and then click on T-Mobile. Let us know if you have questions about which specific booster may work best.

  • Cy

    I currently have T-Mobile and use an iPhone 4. I live in an area that has poor signal (only get 1-2 bars of 2G). The signal boosters that T-Mobile offers are 3G/4G boosters. Do you have a product that can boost the 2G voice signal?

    Thanks!

    • Dan

      Hello Cy,

      Yes, any of our dual-band signal boosters will boost T-Mobile's 2G network. You can see our dual-band boosters here: http://www.ubersignal.com/signal-boosters-repeaters-for-dual-band-carriers

      For help deciding which is best for you, let me know the following information:

      - How strong is the existing signal where you would mount the outside antenna, typically on the roof (See http://www.ubersignal.com/field-test-mode)?
      - Over how large of an area inside do you need to cover with a boosted signal (in sq ft)?
      - Is that area over one floor or multiple?

  • Don

    I have connection problems at work. We have a coax ran through conduit for our TV system. This cable has been run four floors and no room left for another cable. What I'm wondering is can I use a splitter on the same cable on the roof of our building for the extenders antenna and television, then use a splitter behind the TV system to the television and extender? This is high grade cable and our roof has great reception for 4G LTE. What would be your thought on this? Thank You in advance for the help.

    • Dan

      Hello Don,

      Unfortunately no, you can't use a single coax cable for both TV and a cell phone signal booster at the same time. The cable you use to connect the outside antenna to the amplifier must be dedicated to the signal booster system and not shared with anything else. I'm sorry I don't have better news.