Review- CellRanger Redux From “Signal-Challenged” NJ

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Review- CellRanger Redux From "Signal-Challenged" NJ

I used to love watching late night commercials. You know the ones where the product was too good to be true at a too low to believe price.

“It dices, it slices and it will stay sharp for one thousand years or your money back! Order now and we’ll throw in five more sets at no additional cost. All this for the low price of just $7.99”


“The Weblo Cooker makes a five course meal in just three minutes! That’s right, from freezer to table in minutes AND the meal will rival the finest restaurant. Best of all is it yours for just 3 easy payments of $9! But wait… there’s more…”

Yeah! Right! I’m overstating it but not by much and, after getting burned a few times (I never said I was a quick study) I realized- if it is too good to be true… it isn’t true.

So each time I have seen advertisements for cellphone reception boosters I passed. The problem is- I really need one.

A few years ago we moved. It was a good trade- more land, nicer house but unfortunately in the process we went from great to marginal (at best) reception. It is a problem since I live and work off my cell phone. As a result, for the past few years I have stopped down the street as I came home each night and forwarded my cell to the home number. (Can you say “annoying”?)

So when Wayne asked is any of us might be interested in a CellRanger Signal booster he had just reviewed I figured, “Why not?” The promises are lofty- increased data speeds and “over 200% increase in signal stregnth”! I was skeptical.

It came two days later. (Thanks Wayne!!) I plugged it into my iMac (it uses the usb for power) and I turned it on. My expectation were rather low.

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Set up was a breeze but did it work? Take a look–

Without CellRanger

Without CellRanger

With CellRanger

With CellRanger

As you can see the difference is HUGE. Two bars vs full bars- WOW! While it isn’t always this good, especially when the phone isn’t right next to it, it DOES boost the signal significantly. Since I started using it I have not lost a call while working in my home study once! The CellRanger is a keeper. In fact, I may just have to go buy a second one so my cell will get a signal at night.

What I Like: It actually works!!!

What Needs Improvement: Not inexpensive

CellRanger retails for $149 and can be purchased here.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.