Cellphone-Mate has added a new amp to their lineup: the E-Flex 65db Adjustable Gain Dual-Band Wireless Amplifier.
This new amplifier replaces the popular 62db SOHO amp, but it's more powerful (65db vs 62db — if you're not familiar with "gain" as it related to wireless amplifiers, this means that the new amplifier can provide boosted signal to an area about 50% larger than the old one could handle; you can read more about gain here) and it is the first of Cellphone-Mate's amplifiers to feature adjustable gain. Adjustable gain allows you to "dial down" the gain on either the 800mhz or 1900mhz frequency (or both if necessary), which can be very helpful during installation: if you aren't able to achieve enough separation between the interior and exterior antennas to avoid oscillation, you can adjust the gain on the amplifier so that it doesn't need as much separation between the two antennas.
Best of all, even though this new amplifier is more powerful and features adjustable gain, it is actually CHEAPER than the older 62db amp! The E-Flex 65 is just $359 when purchased by itself (this option is good for users who already own antennas and cables or who have special installation requirements and need to buy the various components "a la carte"); there are also three kits available for just $449.95 that include the E-Flex amplifier itself AND all the antennas and cabling you'll need - these are a great bargain and offer huge savings versus buying things piecemeal:
1) E-Flex 65 kit with Omni External Antenna & Panel Interior Antenna - this kit includes the E-Flex 65 amp, the CM288W 9.5" Omni External Antenna, the 248W Interior Panel Antenna, and 30' and 75' lengths of low-loss cabling.
2) E-Flex 65 kit with Yagi External Antenna & Panel Interior Antenna
- this kit includes the E-Flex 65 amp, the CM230 Yagi External
Antenna, the 248W Interior Panel Antenna, and 30' and 75' lengths of
low-loss cabling. This kit is only suitable for users who know where their cell tower is and can aim the Yagi antenna right at it (it won't be effective if it's not properly aimed or if there are lots of obstructions between it and the cell tower).
3) E-Flex 65 kit with Omni External Antenna & Dome Interior Antenna
- this kit includes the E-Flex 65 amp, the CM288W 9.5" Omni External
Antenna, the CM222 Interior Dome Antenna, and 30' and 75' lengths of
The E-Flex 65 works for 800/1900mhz cellular networks, which includes most 2G and 3G networks in the USA (including Sprint 2G/3G,
Verizon 2G/3G, AT&T 2G/3G and HSPA+, Alltel 2G/3G, Datajack, Virgin
Mobile, and more). Depending on the signal strength at your location as well as the layout and construction of the building, it can cover up to 6,000 square feet with boosted signal.
The Cellphone-Mate E-Flex 65db Adjustable Gain Wireless Amplifier (and all the kits that include it) is available now at 3Gstore!