Verizon Wireless Network Extender Review [NO 56k/MOBILE]

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by IanG, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. IanG
    Offline

    IanG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    Hello DroidForums.net!

    I have received my Samsung Verizon Wireless Network Extender unit today, and decided to post a review on it. Ready? I am!

    Here's my signal on my phone before installing the Network Extender (I live in a highly populated metro area).

    [​IMG]

    Great. 0 bars, a few dropped calls. Lets take a look at our Range Extender unit.

    Here's the front shot of the unit:
    [​IMG]

    Backside:
    [​IMG]

    Content List:
    [​IMG]

    Inside the box:
    [​IMG]

    Cool. Looks simple enough.

    The actual unit itself:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Easy. Looks like your standard network access point. What do the instructions say? Plug it in, wait up to an hour, and you're golden (as long as you've activated it).

    Here's my signal after installing the range extender:
    [​IMG]

    Bottom Line:


    Pros:

    • Definitely improves cell coverage
    • Fairly easy to set up
    • You can create a list of people that can and cannot use the extender
    • Got it for free!
    • Since the unit needs to be located near a window for GPS service... if you are unable to do this, they include a VERY long cord to extend the GPS receiver so you don't need the unit near a window.
    Cons:

    • $250 retail
    • GPS can take up to an hour to lock onto a signal
    • You will only notice your bars increase while making a call, so it will still remain low when you're not in a call.
    • Does not do 3G service
    • Takes 5-20 minutes to get working
    • Shouldn't need these in a highly populated area. Come on Verizon, more towers please!
    Overall Score: 8/10



     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2010
  2. greyghost04
    Online

    greyghost04 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +6
    I've loved mine since day one. I also had no bars in my house for 20 years. Now complete coverage in the entire house.
     
  3. monsterpt
    Offline

    monsterpt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    IanG, how did you get the unit for free? There is coverage on th verizon "map" but I get none at home at times. Otherwise my signal is excellent everywhere else, just not at home. It just burns me to have to pay vzw $250 for a unit.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
     
  4. BigMcGuire
    Offline

    BigMcGuire Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Ratings:
    +2
    Does not do 3g? Alrighty. You'd think buying a mini tower to put on your house would be an investment for Verizon. I remember in high school wireless providers begging to use our gym to put up a tower and paying the school a fair sum of money to do this.
     
  5. IanG
    Offline

    IanG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    By complaining that I get 0-1 bars with dropped calls, but I live within 2 miles of Downtown. :)

    NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS NOT THE 3G MODEL - THE NEWER MODELS HAVE 3G SERVICE
     
  6. vstarx
    Offline

    vstarx Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    Ratings:
    +0
    i got mine for 99 works great since I live at the shore on the side of a hill i had poor or no receipts now all i use is my droid
     
Search tags for this page

how to get a free verizon network extender

,
how to get a range extender from verizon
,
how to get a verizon network extender for free
,
how to:-)get verizon network extender free
,
net10 network extender
,
razr m not activating by wireless extender
,
verizon wireless network extender
,
verizon wireless network extender range
,
verizon wireless network extender review 2011
,
will net10 wireless work on verizon network extender