04-16-2012 10:30:57 PM
Has anyone tried a signal booster solution for home? I looked at the zboost and wilson setups before I went with the micro cell. The zboost is cheaper, but gets a lot of complaints about coverage area.
Just wondering if anyone made the switch from MC to SB, or visa versa... and how did it work out?
04-17-2012 08:50:11 AM
04-17-2012 09:10:21 AM - edited 04-17-2012 09:11:42 AM
- Huge battery drain issues... and it does not look like they are doing much about it
- Potential problems with it competing with external towers
- When your internet goes down, so does your phone
- Only works on 3G ATT phones
+ The signal is very strong from the unit
+ If you present your case, you can get the unit for just about free
+ $20 ulimited calling plan is convenient
- costs $350 for the setup
- relies upon an external tower signal
- coverage area inside home can vary
+ does not rely on the internet
+ can be expanded to increase coverage area
+ works with all carriers and all phones (not nextel)
04-17-2012 02:24:32 PM
04-17-2012 02:52:53 PM
Otto Pylot wrote:
Very nice pros and cons list. Battery drain hasn't been an issue for us but that depends on usage. Our internet never goes down and if it does, I still have my landline, which I will never give up. It's bundled with my internet but still uses the AT&T copper. The MicroCell is mainly for the kids who live on their cell phones and would never even consider using a landline. Too bad for them.
My battery drains about 5x faster, and charges 2x slower when connected to the MC.... unless I turn the data off every time I get home. I gave up the landline years ago, $60 a month was just too much for a basic line.
04-17-2012 03:26:13 PM