Yesterday, I had a client show me a cool gadget he purchased. It looks like a wireless router, it has an antenna, Ethernet cable. I would have never guessed it what it is. Apparently it was a Verizon signal booster for cell phones. Company calls it Verizon Network Extender.
It works very simply, you plug it in the outlet, connect it to your network router at home and you wait few moments until it catches GPS signals. This process takes several minutes or up to an hour as Verizon puts it, however his started working in about 5-10 minutes.
The result – before he used to get hardly 2 bars for his signal strength and now he gets a full range 5 or more J this thing was a great solution the dead-spot for Verizons service.
Having it also means your neighbors will be using it too and perhaps use up some of the signal strength. However they have an option of making the connection managed, which probably mean setting it up only so your phone can use it. If chose this option will still allow other users to use 911 service in case of emergency.
It is priced at $249 can be bought at verizons locations.