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Date Added: 12/27/2013 by Rodney B. (Vail, AZ)
I have been using this product for over 2 weeks now. So far been very HaPpy.
Signal strength went from -72 /-70 dBm to -52/-46 dBm [average -50 dBm]
I use this on a desktop using Verizon Wireless Modem, LTE: PANTECH UML290
with the Wilson Antenna Model 304453.
My connection speed has been steady around 10mb download speeds.
Date Added: 12/04/2013 by Stephen S. (Excelsior Springs, MO)
This amp is as good as they decribe.After being run around by Verizon on my 4g coverage where I live I finally got 4g and hook up my amp. I went from a 103dbm to a 79dbm. I live in a rural area which is extended coverage by Verizon and also the signal is weak coming to my home from there cell tower.My speed went from 65mpbs to 73mpbs. I am happy with its performance.
Date Added: 11/23/2013 by Steve J. (Piedmont, AL)
Great amplifier. The video demo was right on.
Date Added: 11/15/2013 by Mike M. (Pittsburgh, PA)
This unit has been working very well with my Cradlepoint 650 for a little over two weeks now. My RSSI went from -125db to -51db by simply turning it on. Our SINR number is still not great, but we have not been experiencing any disconnects. Simple setup and seems to work really well.
Date Added: 09/21/2013 by James H. (Locust Grove, VA)
Bottom line: the amplifier fits its description-- it increases signal strength, which in my case went from -75dbm to -52dbm.
Before I bought the amplifier, I would get ~-75dbm signal strength (I'm using a Netgear MBR1515 LTE Router). I also periodically (every six hours or so) lost connection to a tower nearly two miles away. I thought increasing signal strength would alleviate the connection problem. My bandwidth is ~15MBit down and ~10MBit up. BTW, Verizon recommends -56dbm or greater signal for a reliable connection.
I called 3gStore, and the CSR was very helpful. I had previously purchased a yagi antenna and LMR cable. Consequently, I already had the necessary connectors to loop in the amplifier.
I received the amplifier in two days, which I considered conveniently quick. Kudos to 3gStore for the prompt order processing.
I hooked it up and I immediately experienced better signal strength. I typically get ~-52dbm now. However, my bandwidth hasn't really shown any improvement (for all intents and purposes, it's the same), nor has the reliability of my connection improved. It's possible the router is to blame, and I'm not sure what I can do about it. Netgear has not until now updated its firmware.
So, to reiterate, the amplifier indeed increases signal strength, and it hasn't improved the consistency of my connection. I think I'll just have to live with it, given I live in a rural area, and the only alternative is satellite internet, which is not a good option. BTW, I have grandfathered unlimited data through Verizon, so at least I don't have to worry about bandwith caps.
I conditionally recommend purchase contingent upon the possibility of using a different router providing a more reliable connection.
Date Added: 09/18/2013 by William S. (Georgetown, CA)
The unit was easy to connect and performs better than promised. I'm getting a signal boost of about 50 dBm, which is higher than I expected, but welcomed.
Date Added: 09/08/2013 by Joseph C. (pegram, TN)
I have had this amplifier a little less than a month but it seems to be working fine. My signal for 4G from Verizon is about 40 feet above the ground with absolutely no bars at ground level. I installed this on an antenna using a Wilson wide band Yagi 304411 and 100 feet of LMR 400 cable. I register about 2 to 3 bars on the VZ access manager now which is good enough to give me download speeds of 8000Kb and higher. I can now stream videos without annoying pauses. I could never do that with 3G. Cell phone mate has a 2 year warranty and the 3G store offers 1 year support. I like that. The price wasn't bad either.
Date Added: 07/12/2013 by David B. (Lake City, FL)
What a great product! I had -100db to -90db signal strength when my air-card was hooked up to my computer. After installing the 3db GPS & 3G/4G Cellular Paddle Antenna for Embedded Modules [TG-PADDLE] to the Cellphone-Mate 3-Watt Verizon 4g LTE Direct Connect Amplifier and connecting this amplifier to my CradlePoint 1400 I achieve -51 db signal!!! Great investment! My computer internet connection screams now!
Date Added: 07/03/2013 by Marlin J. (Nicasio, CA)
Works great - we had only 2 bars of reception for wifi and now we have 5 bars - granted we are using an antenna we purchased from the 3gstore which we mounted on the outside of the house.
Date Added: 05/30/2013 by Doreen W. (Albion, NY)
We have been receiving 4G now for about a month and this unit has been crucial in the service. We love the speed it offers but the other units that were purchased earlier are also working great to help deliver the service. We live in an area where there are no other options to receive Internet services.
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