15 Best Mobile Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users

15 Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users

Smartphones have changed the way we think about cell phones, because they are no longer just a communication device. A great example of this is mobile first businesses that rely on these devices to carry out almost every task in their organization. For these businesses, cell phone reception is extremely important. Whether the phone is being used on premises or outside of the office, a strong reception is critical to talk, conference, text as well as access data services, cloud applications and more.

With the right cell phone booster, any problems you might be experiencing because of a weak reception will be a thing of the past.

So why should you buy a cell phone booster?

Even though telecoms have done a good job of deploying cell phone towers to cover all of the areas in which they provide service, there are always pockets within these areas that have weak reception. Even if your business is located in area with excellent reception, you can also land in these pockets of low reception while commuting back and forth to work or taking a work-related business trip.

Weak reception also drains your battery because the phone is continually searching for the best, most reliable signal, and the longer it searches, the more power it uses. If you want to know what you should look for in a signal booster, click here. For a list of the best signal boosters for your phone, see the list below.

The Best Business Cell Phone Signal Boosters

weBoost EQO Cell Phone Signal Booster

weBoost is one of the most recognized brands in the market, and has a wide range of devices for multiple applications. The EQO is designed for quick and easy installation to enhance 4G LTE and 3G signals for homes, apartments or condos up to 1,200 sq. ft. It works on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Straight Talk and more at a cost of $349.99.

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost EQO Cell Phone Signal Booster

According to the company, it boosts cell signals up to 32 times and it comes with a 2-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.

Smoothtalker Mobile X1

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Smoothtalker Mobile X1

The Smoothtalker Mobile X1 has multiple configurations for buildings and vehicles of all sizes. The X1 50RV 50dB, with a list price of $395.99, is a high power RV/motorhome or large vehicle booster kit that does not require a physical connection to the cell phone or cellular data device. Once it is plugged in, it boosts the signal to all cell phones and cellular devices within range at the same time.

weBoost Drive 4G-S

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Drive 4G-S

The Drive 4G-S is another booster for vehicles at a lower price point than the Smoothtalker — just 199.99. However, the lower price doesn’t compromise on quality and functionality, the company says. This is the most affordable 4G vehicle cell phone signal booster weBoost makes. It also boosts 4G LTE and 3G signals up to 32 times for a single person.

It works on all the major carriers and provides up to 2 hours additional talk time in weak-signal areas.

Surecall Fusion5s

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Surecall Fusion5s

The Fusion5s is a 2G, 3G and 4G LTE home signal booster, which according to the company is the first five-band cellular booster compliant with new FCC Certification standards. It controls all carrier frequencies independently and it covers 5 to 10 simultaneous users in a 6,000 square foot area. But it also carries a $849.99 price tag, so this might not be a choice for smaller more budget conscious businesses.

weBoost Drive 4G-X

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Drive 4G-X

Many truck drivers are small business operators, and the Drive 4G-X is an OTR (over the road) signal booster that might suit them. The booster can work for up to four devices and costs  $499.99. It enhances 4G LTE and 3G signals up to 32 times for everyone in the vehicle works with all the major carriers.

The Drive 4G-X has an omni-directional antenna that boosts voice and data with the maximum FCC-allowance of 50 dB system gain. Because of this, the company says it gives drivers fewer dead zones or lost connections and faster downloads and uploads, as well as better audio quality.

Uniden U60

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Uniden U60

The U60 comes with a 60 Day satisfaction guarantee, 2-Year warranty and lifetime service and technical support. The support the company provides is for a device with an omnidirectional outdoor antenna to capture signals for all 3G and some 4G networks. It has a 2,000 sq. ft. capacity for your home or office and can handle up to 20 devices simultaneously. The boosters cost is $449.99.

Smoothtalker Stealth X2

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Smoothtalker Stealth X2

The Stealth X2 has an impressive 7,000 sq. ft. of coverage for less than $600 — a suggested price of $549.99 more specifically. The company says it is the highest powered 65 dB building booster on the market, providing boosts for locations that are 10 to 35 miles from the nearest cell towers.

The automatic oscillation control and network overload protection maintain maximum gain at all times using the 170 degree directional outside and inside antennas automatically.

SolidRF BuildingForce 4G-M

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SolidRF BuildingForce 4G-M

The BuildingForce 4G-M booster connects more than 25 mobile devices and works with all 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE signal networks in the US and Canada — impressive given its cost of just $349.99.  An automatic gain control feature ensures reliable coverage even with an intermittent incoming signal. If there is a strong outside signal, the booster covers up to 1,500 sq. ft, but with a medium or weak outside signal, it covers up to 800 and 200 sq. ft., respectively.

weBoost Connect 4G

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Connect 4G

The Connect 4G covers 5,000 sq. ft. and features a dynamic, self-adjusting gain control for each frequency band automatically. Like the other weBoost units, it works on all the major carriers with cellular signal improvement of up to 32 times. And the recommended price for the Connect 4G is $549.99.

SureCall EZ 4G LTE

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SureCall EZ 4G LTE

The EZ 4G LTE has an indoor panel antenna with a five band manually adjustable signal booster. The plug and play feature makes it that much easier to install and use out of the box, the manufacturer says. It has a coverage area of up to 3,000 sq. ft., with support for CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE, HSPA+, EVDO, LTE and all cellular standards. But at $740.00 you’ll have to decide if features are something your business can afford.

SureCall EZ 4G

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SureCall EZ 4G

If the indoor reception in your office is weak, this plug-and-play booster indoor unit covers an area of up to 2,000 sq. ft. It improves 4G LTE voice, data and text signals for all North American cell carriers without an external antenna. And at $298.06 it is a bit more affordable than some other options.

weBoost Connect 4G-X 7500 sq ft

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Connect 4G-X 7500 sq ft

This particular weBoost model covers up to 7,500 sq. ft. It amplifies cellular signals throughout a large workplace or home on all cellular-connected devices. The increased area capability also comes with all of the weBoost features, including 4G LTE and 3G signal improvement for all major carriers, a 2-year warranty, and 30 day money back guarantee. But at $899.97, you’ll need to decide whether you really need these heavy duty features.

weBoost Drive 3G-XR Marine Antenna Booster

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Drive 3G-XR Marine Antenna Booster

If you are a small business running a day cruise on a ship, the weBoost Drive 3G-XR marine antenna booster can extend your service range up to 50 percent further than other boosters on the market. It achieves this capability by operating with the maximum output power allowed under current Federal Communications Commission regulations and supports all US and Canadian cell carriers all for a fairly reasonable cost — $399.99.

SureCall Fusion5X

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SureCall Fusion5X

The Fusion5X has four inside antennas for maximum coverage, which can go as high as 20,000 sq. ft. The 5X provides the highest downlink allowed by the FCC, allowing it to turn strong outside signals into a wide area of coverage inside. It supports 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. But you’ll pay $1,699 for these features.

Wilson 463127 Pro

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Wilson 463127 Pro

This particular Wilson model covers an area of up to 50,000 sq. ft. inside of a building with a strong outside signal. It supports the 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks from most of the carriers in the United States and Canada.

According to the company, before it overloads it has the ability to boost an outside signal that is 10 db stronger than any other booster on the market, which can potentially increase an area of interior coverage up to 6x the size of any other booster. You’ll need to register for a Wilson Amplifiers account for pricing information on this one.

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Since a good quality booster will cost you several hundred dollars, call the company and ask questions relevant to how you will be using the device. This should include support and warranty information for the device you are going to be buying. And as always, comparison shop online with different retailers and brands too get the best value.

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15 Successful African American Entrepreneurs on Etsy

successful African American entrepreneurs

Since its launch back in 2005, Etsy has grown into a huge ecommerce market for handmade and vintage goods. Browsing through Etsy, you can see products from a huge variety of sellers.

If you’re just getting started or thinking about joining Etsy, it can be inspiring to look through the shops of those who are finding success on the platform. Below are many successful African American entrepreneurswho are finding success selling their handmade products on Etsy.

Successful African American Entrepreneurs on Etsy

Camille Peace, Peace Images

Peace is the proprietor of Peace Images, a shop that sells handmade jewelry items (pictured above). Peace is one of many successful African American entrepreneurs on Etsy. Her business journey started how many others have started – as a hobby. She then grew it into a full-time business.

Peace told Small Business Trends, “About 9 years ago, while working in the Social Work sector, I began making myself earrings. At the time It was very hard to find things that I felt culturally represented me (ie Africas, Ankhs, etc). So I made a few pairs for myself, posted them to facebook and was encouraged by both friends and my husband to list them on etsy. My first pair sold within 48 hours and my husband gave me the best advice ever, “keep going.” So I did. I never stopped. I am now self-employed and have been for about 6 years.”

Akua Washington, Waists By Wednesday

Waists By Wednesday is a shop that sells waist beads, a tradition in West Africa. Washington sees them as an important part of her family’s heritage. And with thousands of sales on Etsy, it’s clear that many value the beads as much as she does.

Washington says, “WbW sells primarily West African Traditional Waist Beads. I was introduced to them by my step-mother during my early teenage years and have never been without beads around my waist since then. My dad is from Ghana and as I’ve gotten older I’ve grown more intrigued by that side of my heritage. I always had friends asking me where to get waist beads from and I just realized there was a void in the marketplace for real, traditional African Waist Beads. So one day I just decided to see how well a few of them would sell. Long story short…Waists by Wednesday was born.”

Shadra Strickland

Shadra Strickland successful African American entrepreneurs

Strickland was already an illustrator before getting involved with Etsy. When she would show off her work (pictured above), people would ask where they could buy prints. So she looked into Etsy and found that it provided an easy way for people to buy prints of her artwork.

She says, “The shop itself has always been a very organic thing. Due to my publishing and teaching schedules, I don’t have the luxury of planning new lines, but the personal work that I do include stems from continuous ideas about my childhood and memories. I would love to have more time to really craft a specific line or series that had a continuous look, but my life just doesn’t allow for that right now.”

Chantel Weaver, PaintingsThatPop

Weaver’s shop, PaintingsThatPop, includes a variety of different products featuring her artwork, including coasters, jewelry and even coloring books.

Weaver, another one of the many successful African American entrepreneurs on Etsy, offered the following advice for others looking to get into selling handmade items, “Remember your community. This is a time more than ever where we need to be uplifting each other breaking free from the stereotypes, and creating positive representations. Do not give up if you do not see the fruit of your labors right away. You will probably spend more money than you earn within your first year. It will be a hard and trying period and people will try to sway you in lot of different directions, stick to your goals.”

Brenda Walker, Teeny’s Sweet Soaps

Teeny’s Sweet Soaps is home to handmade soaps, bath bars and a variety of other bath and beauty products. Walker said she is grateful for the opportunities that Etsy has provided for her to reach customers around the country.

She says, “My advice to African American entrepreneurs who are interested in selling on Etsy is to jump in! My products have been purchased by people all over the country, and I am so grateful for the feedback and reviews from everyone.”

Keyshondra Pringle, SoJourn Naturals

Keyshondra Pringle successful African American entrepreneur

SoJourn Naturals (pictured above) began because Pringle saw a lack of products in the market that gave women with natural hair options for chemical-free, non-harmful hair products.

She explains, “My business started with the idea with women of color not putting harmful chemicals in their hair to change the natural state of it while in the process damaging and destroying the beautiful hair that they’re born with. I want them to be able to take care of their hair naturally with products that are meant for them and for them to embrace their beautiful curls.”

Dee Dee, Dimensional Vision

Dimensional Vision is a shop full of unique accessories. Owner Dee Dee got started selling her handmade items at local craft fairs and events. And one day happened upon Etsy by coincidience.

She explains, “I came across Etsy while surfing on the web on Craigslist actually. Someone had posted a craft event and shared that they also sold their items on Etsy. So I Googled Etsy’s website. Then did some research about Etsy. And they looked legit, and their site looked clean and bright and very eye-catching. Etsy had a lot of awesome reviews from customers and Etsy sellers. So I decided to sign up with Etsy and give them a try.”

Dana Osborne-Biggs, Urban Heirlooms

Urban Heirlooms is a shop featuring artisan leather bags and other accessories. Osborne-Biggs said that the decisions of choosing Etsy for her business was a fairly easy one.

She says, “Low overhead and the ease of starting were the biggest attractions. All I needed was a decent camera, a handmade product, and a little bit of enthusiasm and I could open up shop. At the time it was truly a niche marketplace with a community that was eager to help a newbie. Etsy was a grassroots marketplace where the one-on-one maker/buyer relationship was honored and encouraged. It was like an artist’s Utopia!”

Nandi Tahir, Three Little Birds Tees

successful African American entrepreneurs

Three Little Birds Tees is a shop full of t-shirts (pictured above) and other clothing items featuring quotes, sayings and artwork. Tahir started her business as a brick and mortar store. But when she switched over to a home based business, she discovered Etsy as an outlet.

She explains, “I had a brick & mortar store here in Philadelphia for 20 years. After closing when my husband passed away in 2012, I wanted to continue as an entrepreneur but I wanted more of a home based business. I created my line of t-shirts and discovered Etsy as an outlet to sell them.”

MiMi Dabo, Boutique Mix

Boutique Mix is a shop full of African clothing, jewelry and other fashion accessories. Dabo opened the shop back in 2008 and has been most impressed with Etsy’s resources and wide reach.

She explains, “I chose Etsy because it is a global platform. It provides a small business like mine access to consumers all over the world with just one click. It also has excellent resources for learning how to run a business, and tools for growth.”

Jocelyn Hamilton, LunarEclectic

LunarEclectic is a shop that features handmade jewelry. Hamilton says that her favorite part of selling on Etsy is the large community of other makers available on the site.

She explains, “I chose Etsy to sell my handmade jewelry because I was a buyer here, long before I ever thought of having my own shop. After doing my research, I liked the fact that Etsy helps you to sell (if you are willing to learn and apply the information given). The community here is great, everyone is so helpful! I also liked that most buyers are familiar and comfortable with Etsy as well.”

Cynthia, Prayer Notes by Cynthia

successful African American entrepreneurs

Prayer Notes by Cynthia is a popular Etsy shop that sells Christian artwork, coasters (pictured above), bookmarks and more.

Owner Cynthia says, “I’ve used a few other venues for my crafts, but Etsy has proven to be the most efficient and easy-to-use platform. My customers trust Etsy and come back to visit my shop, over and over, again. I’ve made wonderful cyber-friends through Etsy and I am grateful.”

Vallen Cordon, Fab Creations Ear Candy

Fab Creations Ear Candy is Cordon’s shop full of unique earrings. Though still a relatively new shop, Cordon has made consistent sales since joining Etsy.

She offered the following advice for other Etsy sellers, “Etsy is a wonderful selling platform, however with an estimated 1.6 million sellers, it is very easy to be another seller lost in the sauce, waiting for sellers to miraculously find you. Take the time to learn SEO and how to properly use keywords in your listings to get your shop found in searches and take the time to learn what it takes to get your shop on the first page of search results in Etsy. Do this before or immediately when opening your shop (don’t delay like I did). Learn what it takes to begin getting sales sooner than later.”

Tisha Howell, Skinfolk

Howell’s job was downsized in recession of 2008, which is why she decided to join Etsy. Her shop, Skinfolk, sells handmade skincare and similar beauty products.

She says, “Etsy was recommended by a co-worker as we were packing up our personal items to leave corporate America for good.  It was an eclectic, worldwide artisan playground at the start when I initially signed up in 2008.  I met many fellow artists and customers, that would became cheerleaders, supporters and friends throughout the years.  It was a warm welcome to independent selling.”

Angela Holbert, Getawaygirl Jewelry

successful African American entrepreneurs

Getawaygirl is a jewelry shop full of handcrafted items (pictured above). Holbert’s Etsy journey also began as a hobby.

She explains, “I enjoyed making jewelry and I began to make it in enough quantities that pretty soon my dresser was covered with pieces. New techniques were always of interest, leading to increasingly interesting, marketable pieces. Seeing this beautiful mess one day, a friend suggested (not for the first time) that I should finally start selling my pieces!”

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15 Great Microsoft Word Add-Ins for Social Media, Email Marketing, More

15 Great Microsoft Word Add-Ins for Social Media, Email Marketing, More

Ever since its launch in 1983, Microsoft Word has been an integral part of daily office life for millions of workers. It doesn’t matter what sort of business you’re running or what type of industry you’re in — chances are, you’re going to need to use Microsoft Word more than a few times per day.

But just because Word is the processor of choice for a vast majority of businesses does not mean the program is absolutely perfect. That’s why Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has opened the floodgates and allowed scores of developers and companies to develop their own plug-ins to improve on Word.

There are plenty of Microsoft Word Ad-Ins to choose from, and they’ve all got dynamic business solutions in mind. But to help get you started on improving your own word processing experience, we’ve picked out 15 of our favorite add-ins for Word.

Microsoft Word Add-Ins

1. Pickit Presentation Images

The Pickit Presentation Images add-in provides users with access to a virtually unlimited number of free-to-use images. The app has an easy-to-install task pane that enables you to browse themed collections of photos, icons and GIFs without having to leave Word. It’s free to use, although a premium version is available for a monthly subscription fee.

2. Document Wizard

Document Wizard allows you to alter the author details of your documents with one, simple click. The add-in also enables you to configure a series of heavily-used Word templates so that you’re able to insert brand names and contact points into multiple documents with one swift swoop. This add-in requires an Office 365 subscription, and costs a small monthly fee.

3. DocuSign for Word

DocuSign for Word is perfect for business owners who regularly need to add eSignatures onto contracts and documents. After editing a document, users can then use the DocuSign app to securely sign a document or send the document to someone else to complete and sign. This add-in boasts an intuitive drag-and-drop design, and is free to download.

4. Selection Diff Tool

Selection Diff Tool helps users to instantly compare two regions of text within a document. By selecting areas of text or using direct clipboard copying, you can instantly search for key content differences within particular line, paragraph or page. Selection Diff Tool is available for a monthly subscription.

5. Maps for Office

Maps for Office allows you to generate an interactive Google Map and insert it directly into your Word document. As with ordinary Google Maps, the add-in lets you choose between road maps, various terrains or satellite views.

6. Contextual for Word

Contextual for Word is a content discovery app that helps you to track down fresh and relevant content from across the web without even having to open a browser. The add-in then has the power to insert chosen pieces of content directly into your Word documents.

7. Training for Word 2013

If you’re worried you might not be getting the most out of Microsoft Word, Training for Word 2013 could be perfect for you. The add-in features a diverse range of 134 interactive tutorials designed to provide users with in-depth help solutions that aren’t necessarily covered in Word’s own built-in support tool.

8. Wikipedia

Quite a few different versions of Word now come with Wikipedia pre-installed. But if you haven’t already got it, you should definitely look into downloading it. As one would imagine, the Wikipedia add-in for Wordautomatically searches the site for topics based on your selection in an Office document without ever needing to open a live browser.

9. Dolphin Compose Common Phrase Library

Dolphin Compose Common Phrase Library is a dynamic, cloud-based central library that helps users to search, edit, reuse and retrieve phrases or clauses that are repeatedly used within a wide range of company documents. This helps to establish a uniform brand voice for your business, and also ensure that all company documents are up-to-date. Dolphin Compose requires an Office 365 subscription.

10. QR4Office

QR4Office is an intuitive add-in that helps you to instantly create custom-built QR codes for your company, and then integrate them into various Word documents. This fairly simple app enables you to alter your code’s color, background and size, and is free to use.

11. AP Stylebook Online

If your business requires a lot of crisp content, AP Stylebook Online is a pretty crucial Word add-in. It instantly scrutinizes word usage, spelling, punctuation and syntax without the need for a browser. That being said, it’s worth pointing out you will need a current AP Stylebook Online user name and password in order to use this app.

12. Arabic Authoring Services

If you’re keen to do business with individuals or companies across the Middle East, the Arabic Authoring Services add-in makes life a whole lot easier. This free app can instantly convert Romanized script into Arabic script. More important still, it restores missing diacritics in the Arabic text to ensure nothing gets lost in translation.

13. Word Facebook Integrator

Facebook is often blamed for hindering productivity. But if your company is involved on social media, you very well may benefit from downloading Word Facebook Integrator. This add-in enables you to post messages and quotes instantly to Facebook from Word. You can also view social media photos and insert them into documents without having to open your browser.

14. MailChimp for Microsoft Word

MailChimp for Microsoft Word allows you to draft and design an effective HTML campaign directly within Word. You can then easily export your work to any MailChimp account. Add-in features include native placeholders to optimize design and the ability to merge tags.

15. KStudio – Office Script Editor

KStudio’s add-in script editor is a great tool for tech-savvy businesses and coders. It helps users to organize your workflow by way of an easy-to-install task pane. There, you can draft script from online temporary libraries, deploy it to cloud storage or publish it virtually anywhere.

This list is by no means exhaustive. To be honest, there are literally thousands of Word add-ins available online. No matter what it is your business needs, chances are there is already a perfect plugin that will help you to meet those needs. So if you’re wanting to get more out of Microsoft Word, get looking. You’ll definitely be surprised by what you might find.

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15 Best Mobile Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users

15 Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users

martphones have changed the way we think about cell phones, because they are no longer just a communication device. A great example of this is mobile first businesses that rely on these devices to carry out almost every task in their organization. For these businesses, cell phone reception is extremely important. Whether the phone is being used on premises or outside of the office, a strong reception is critical to talk, conference, text as well as access data services, cloud applications and more.

With the right cell phone booster, any problems you might be experiencing because of a weak reception will be a thing of the past.

So why should you buy a cell phone booster?

Even though telecoms have done a good job of deploying cell phone towers to cover all of the areas in which they provide service, there are always pockets within these areas that have weak reception. Even if your business is located in area with excellent reception, you can also land in these pockets of low reception while commuting back and forth to work or taking a work-related business trip.

Weak reception also drains your battery because the phone is continually searching for the best, most reliable signal, and the longer it searches, the more power it uses. If you want to know what you should look for in a signal booster, click here. For a list of the best signal boosters for your phone, see the list below.

The Best Business Cell Phone Signal Boosters

weBoost EQO Cell Phone Signal Booster

weBoost is one of the most recognized brands in the market, and has a wide range of devices for multiple applications. The EQO is designed for quick and easy installation to enhance 4G LTE and 3G signals for homes, apartments or condos up to 1,200 sq. ft. It works on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Straight Talk and more at a cost of $349.99.

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost EQO Cell Phone Signal Booster

According to the company, it boosts cell signals up to 32 times and it comes with a 2-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.

Smoothtalker Mobile X1

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Smoothtalker Mobile X1

The Smoothtalker Mobile X1 has multiple configurations for buildings and vehicles of all sizes. The X1 50RV 50dB, with a list price of $395.99, is a high power RV/motorhome or large vehicle booster kit that does not require a physical connection to the cell phone or cellular data device. Once it is plugged in, it boosts the signal to all cell phones and cellular devices within range at the same time.

weBoost Drive 4G-S

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Drive 4G-S

The Drive 4G-S is another booster for vehicles at a lower price point than the Smoothtalker — just 199.99. However, the lower price doesn’t compromise on quality and functionality, the company says. This is the most affordable 4G vehicle cell phone signal booster weBoost makes. It also boosts 4G LTE and 3G signals up to 32 times for a single person.

It works on all the major carriers and provides up to 2 hours additional talk time in weak-signal areas.

Surecall Fusion5s

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Surecall Fusion5s

The Fusion5s is a 2G, 3G and 4G LTE home signal booster, which according to the company is the first five-band cellular booster compliant with new FCC Certification standards. It controls all carrier frequencies independently and it covers 5 to 10 simultaneous users in a 6,000 square foot area. But it also carries a $849.99 price tag, so this might not be a choice for smaller more budget conscious businesses.

weBoost Drive 4G-X

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Drive 4G-X

Many truck drivers are small business operators, and the Drive 4G-X is an OTR (over the road) signal booster that might suit them. The booster can work for up to four devices and costs  $499.99. It enhances 4G LTE and 3G signals up to 32 times for everyone in the vehicle works with all the major carriers.

The Drive 4G-X has an omni-directional antenna that boosts voice and data with the maximum FCC-allowance of 50 dB system gain. Because of this, the company says it gives drivers fewer dead zones or lost connections and faster downloads and uploads, as well as better audio quality.

Uniden U60

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Uniden U60

The U60 comes with a 60 Day satisfaction guarantee, 2-Year warranty and lifetime service and technical support. The support the company provides is for a device with an omnidirectional outdoor antenna to capture signals for all 3G and some 4G networks. It has a 2,000 sq. ft. capacity for your home or office and can handle up to 20 devices simultaneously. The boosters cost is $449.99.

Smoothtalker Stealth X2

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Smoothtalker Stealth X2

The Stealth X2 has an impressive 7,000 sq. ft. of coverage for less than $600 — a suggested price of $549.99 more specifically. The company says it is the highest powered 65 dB building booster on the market, providing boosts for locations that are 10 to 35 miles from the nearest cell towers.

The automatic oscillation control and network overload protection maintain maximum gain at all times using the 170 degree directional outside and inside antennas automatically.

SolidRF BuildingForce 4G-M

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SolidRF BuildingForce 4G-M

The BuildingForce 4G-M booster connects more than 25 mobile devices and works with all 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE signal networks in the US and Canada — impressive given its cost of just $349.99.  An automatic gain control feature ensures reliable coverage even with an intermittent incoming signal. If there is a strong outside signal, the booster covers up to 1,500 sq. ft, but with a medium or weak outside signal, it covers up to 800 and 200 sq. ft., respectively.

weBoost Connect 4G

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Connect 4G

The Connect 4G covers 5,000 sq. ft. and features a dynamic, self-adjusting gain control for each frequency band automatically. Like the other weBoost units, it works on all the major carriers with cellular signal improvement of up to 32 times. And the recommended price for the Connect 4G is $549.99.

SureCall EZ 4G LTE

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SureCall EZ 4G LTE

The EZ 4G LTE has an indoor panel antenna with a five band manually adjustable signal booster. The plug and play feature makes it that much easier to install and use out of the box, the manufacturer says. It has a coverage area of up to 3,000 sq. ft., with support for CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE, HSPA+, EVDO, LTE and all cellular standards. But at $740.00 you’ll have to decide if features are something your business can afford.

SureCall EZ 4G

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SureCall EZ 4G

If the indoor reception in your office is weak, this plug-and-play booster indoor unit covers an area of up to 2,000 sq. ft. It improves 4G LTE voice, data and text signals for all North American cell carriers without an external antenna. And at $298.06 it is a bit more affordable than some other options.

weBoost Connect 4G-X 7500 sq ft

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Connect 4G-X 7500 sq ft

This particular weBoost model covers up to 7,500 sq. ft. It amplifies cellular signals throughout a large workplace or home on all cellular-connected devices. The increased area capability also comes with all of the weBoost features, including 4G LTE and 3G signal improvement for all major carriers, a 2-year warranty, and 30 day money back guarantee. But at $899.97, you’ll need to decide whether you really need these heavy duty features.

weBoost Drive 3G-XR Marine Antenna Booster

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - weBoost Drive 3G-XR Marine Antenna Booster

If you are a small business running a day cruise on a ship, the weBoost Drive 3G-XR marine antenna booster can extend your service range up to 50 percent further than other boosters on the market. It achieves this capability by operating with the maximum output power allowed under current Federal Communications Commission regulations and supports all US and Canadian cell carriers all for a fairly reasonable cost — $399.99.

SureCall Fusion5X

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - SureCall Fusion5X

The Fusion5X has four inside antennas for maximum coverage, which can go as high as 20,000 sq. ft. The 5X provides the highest downlink allowed by the FCC, allowing it to turn strong outside signals into a wide area of coverage inside. It supports 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. But you’ll pay $1,699 for these features.

Wilson 463127 Pro

Best Cell Phone Signal Boosters for Business Users - Wilson 463127 Pro

This particular Wilson model covers an area of up to 50,000 sq. ft. inside of a building with a strong outside signal. It supports the 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks from most of the carriers in the United States and Canada.

According to the company, before it overloads it has the ability to boost an outside signal that is 10 db stronger than any other booster on the market, which can potentially increase an area of interior coverage up to 6x the size of any other booster. You’ll need to register for a Wilson Amplifiers account for pricing information on this one.

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Since a good quality booster will cost you several hundred dollars, call the company and ask questions relevant to how you will be using the device. This should include support and warranty information for the device you are going to be buying. And as always, comparison shop online with different retailers and brands too get the best value.

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iBerry Auxus 4X With 4GB RAM, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 15,990

iBerry Auxus 4X With 4GB RAM, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 15,990

HIGHLIGHTS

  • iBerry Auxus 4X is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Helio P10 SoC
  • Company claims Auxus 4X aimed at customers in the premium segment
  • It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display

iBerry has launched the Auxus 4X smartphone in India, and it is exclusively available via eBay India at Rs. 15,990. The company claims the Auxus 4X is “India’s first 4GB RAM unibody premium smartphone”, and it will be available in its Black colour variant only.

The 4G-enabled dual-SIM supporting iBerry Auxus 4Xsports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.

The iBerry Auxus 4X is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Helio P10 processor coupled with 4GB DDR3 RAM. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a dual-LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The smartphone measures 148.40×74.20×7.30 mm. In terms of connectivity, the Auxus 4X supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3G, and 4G.

“The Auxus 4X is specially designed for the A class premium customers who value just the aesthetics status of the phone not bothering much about the cost. Auxus 4X is a premium phone for premium segment Customers who has passion for Class and Standard,” Nitheesh Krishnan, Auxus Business Development said of the launch in an emailed statement.

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Regarding the company’s association with eBay India, Krishnan said, “We are delighted to partner with eBay India for this exclusive launch and we hope to strengthen our association with more such innovative devices in the coming times.

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iBerry Auxus 4X

iBerry Auxus 4X

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

3000mAh

See full iBerry Auxus 4X specifications
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Pokemon Go Out in 15 Countries Across Asia and Oceania; India Release Date Soon?

Pokemon Go Out in 15 Countries Across Asia and Oceania; India Release Date Soon?

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pokemon Go is now available in 15 countries across Asia and Oceania
  • The news comes via the official Pokemon Go Facebook page
  • With third-party services disabled, expect an India launch soon

Following the release of Pokemon Go in Brazil and Japan, now 15 more countries can now catch Pokemon officially.

“Trainers in 15 new countries and regions across Asia and Oceania can now officially download Pokemon Go from the Play Store or App Store. Discover Pokemon in the world around you,” a post on the official Pokemon Go Facebook page reads.

(Also see: Pokemon Go Player? Here’s How Much Mobile Data You Can Expect to Burn)

These countries include: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.

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Last week, Pokemon Go developer Niantic revealed the reason for the game’s delayed launch in countries such as India. “We have limited access by third-party services which were interfering with our ability to maintain quality of service for our users and to bring Pokemon Go to users around the world. The large number of users has made the roll-out of Pokemon Go around the world an… interesting… challenge,” admits the company, reiterating its desire to bring the game to other nations.

(Also see: How to Download Pokemon Go APK, Install, and Play on Android)

Most of these third-party services such as Pokevision are now unusable after the latest Pokemon Go update. Plus, there’s the added side-effect of being unable to catch Pokemon while commuting or on a bike. It’s just a matter of time before the likes of China and India receive Pokemon Go as developer Niantic has cleared what it deemed were impediments to a release of the game in every country officially. Not like the absence of an official release has stopped eager fans from playing it as we’ve seen in the past few weeks.

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five Smartphones underneath Rs. 15,000 With pleasant Battery life

Five Smartphones Under Rs. 15,000 With Best Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS
You do not want to buy a flagship to get super battery lifestyles.
a few specialized models change thickness for battery.
The mAh score of a phone is most effective a hard guide to its battery existence.
everyone wishes different things from their telephonessome of us want the quickest processors, others need the best cameras, and anyone has a specific budget. the coolest news is that you don’tneed a smartphone with the present day components just to have a good enjoy, or even in case you‘re on a smaller budget, there are any variety of tremendous handsets you could purchase.

This time, we’re searching at battery existence – and greater than simply searching at that mAh score to your phone, we desired to listing out telephones that in reality supply brilliant battery lifestyles in realinternational utilization. in spite of everything, software optimisation is just as essential to deliverdesirable battery life, and that is why you shouldn’t just examine the specs. because of this although,we’re sticking to handiest the telephones which we’ve reviewed, as our standardised battery tests assistdisplay a clean photograph of the way lengthy the phone will final while you‘re using it. apart from this,we are additionally sticking to only handsets that have been launched recently, in order that the generalexperience of the use of the smartphone won’t be compromised at the same time as chasing the first-rate battery backup.

With these caveats in thoughts, here are our 5 picks for the telephones with the best battery backup atunder Rs. 15,000.

1) Lenovo Zuk Z1
The Lenovo Zuk Z1 has top ratings overall, however its battery rating of nine clearly stands proud. Thephone is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-center Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and springs with 3GB of RAM and a five.five-inch full-HD show, but in spite of demanding specifications, grants aoutstanding battery enjoy thanks to a huge 4100mAh battery – it lasted for thirteen hours, forty mins in our video loop take a look at, and could remaining nicely over a day on a complete price, no matterheavy use.

pinnacle 15 Small commercial enterprise loan errors you may Make

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Small organizations have historically had a hard time getting access to more capital — i.e. throughsmall enterprise loans — from banks, huge and small. And financial realities and forecasts dictate,normally, simply how beneficiant those institutions are at any given time.
still, small businesses aren’t exactly being choked off entirely from getting authorized. And themarketplace has been enhancing for small companies seeking loans. however in order to get a lender to take a flyer to your small enterprise, it’s quality no longer to make a rookie mistake in your way to getting that loan approval.
below are some of the pinnacle small enterprise loan errors you could make.
Don’t Make those Small commercial enterprise mortgage mistakes
1. Maxing Out credit cards
Maxing out your credit score limit is a awful concept in case you wish to keep to get business financing. Piling up big fees for your personal or business credit score playing cards best leads to excessivehobby bills.
And not being capable of pay lower back your credit score card payments will handiest serve to harmyour private and commercial enterprise credit score score. That’s going to make it very hard to everdiscover a actual mortgage.
2. Ignoring Requests from the Lender
Be prepared whilst looking for extra capital to your enterprise. in the course of the loan utilityprocedure, your prospective lender may also ask you for a whole lot of facts, a number of which you cannow not have on the equipped. It’s pleasant to be prepared for any questions your lender might ask and to avoid making them wait too long on your solution.
three. Ignoring the fine Print
You’re going to want to read the best print on any mortgage provide you’re thinking about. Failing tostudy the high-quality print is one of the most commonplace small business mortgage mistakes, and can show very highly-priced ultimately.
4. Borrowing to Have greater coins accessible
in case you’re extreme about obtaining a small commercial enterprise loan, know that this ought to notbe only for the purposes of getting a protection net. Having a large sum sitting inside the bank can betempting. Frivolous spending may want to quickly drain your finances and make any preliminary goals you had for using that money not possible.
five. Failing to shop round
practice the equal depth for your small commercial enterprise mortgage seek as you’ll to looking forthe proper vendor or an appropriate product. buying round gives you the opportunity to compareavailable offers. Who’s imparting the most competitive interest charge? Who has the exceptionalterms?
There are more lenders to be had to small companies in recent times, and no longer all are createdidentical. Failing to store round is doing your small business a disservice.
6. missing payments
now not handiest will overdue bills look awful together with your lender. they will start to accrueconsequences and fees. soon, the payments you’ll be making on your mortgage will begin multiplying.
And,of path, failing to make mortgage payments on time could bog down any possibilities of yourenterprise getting access to extra capital within the destiny.
7. Letting personal credit score rankings Drop
Getting your small commercial enterprise a mortgage and retaining a very good enterprise credit ratingare each truly crucial. however don’t permit your personal credit score score get broken within theintervening time. the use of non-public cash to fulfill commercial enterprise costs may want to harmyour non-public credit rating inside the procedure.
if you’re permitting your non-public score to dip whilst applying for a small business loan, it may hurtyour capability to get permitted or to getting a super loan provide.
eight. no longer knowing What You want
earlier than you select up a phone and speak to a financial institution or other lender or maybe set foot in a loan workplace, know what you need. perform a little exhaustive searches on the net to discoverwhat varieties of loans are available on your commercial enterprise
9. seeking a loan in an Emergency
Getting accepted for a revolving line of credit now could prevent from being pressured to make adetermined application for a loan within the face of an emergency.
as an example, if your enterprise property is seriously broken in a typhoon and also you’re going toneed heaps of greenbacks to update the roof, it’s high-quality to have geared up get right of entry to to a line of credit in preference to going through the laborious procedure of applying for a loan — andrisk not getting permittedeven as your enterprise suffers.
A line of credit, authorised before any capability disaster or emergency, could permit you to beequipped to behave right now while confronted with any such state of affairs.
10. Having No Plan for the money
first of all, the would-be lender might be going to ask what the cause of the mortgage is. And at that point — and honestly earlier than then — you should have a clean answer and a concise plan for themortgage cash you’re looking for.
If it’s a selection venture, truely element the plan and present it to a potential lender.
the shortage of a plan will really go away your lender questioning whether to present you the mortgageat all.
eleven. Having high Turnover
If lenders investigate the steadiness of your agency at the time you’re applying for a mortgage, when you consider that turnover is excessive could ship up the proverbial purple flags.
indeed, stability inside your organisation on the time of your software is a key thing to gettingapproved.
12. preserving Messy Books
Accounting, in particular for the smallest of small companies, has a tendency to be a task that receivesremove too long. This ends in maintaining slipshod records riddled with inaccuracies.
It’s hard to enter a bank searching for a mortgage in case you don’t even recognise the genuinefinancial fame of your enterprise. If accounting is turning into too much of a chore, test out one of themore moderen cloud-primarily based accounting apps that combine with a number of differentequipment you may already be using at your enterprise.
If you may’t keep your contemporary funds so as, your lender ought to have critical doubtsapproximately providing you with extra.
thirteen. Having No stop recreation
Even in case you’ve simply established how you intend to spend the more capital you’re seeking, a lender goes to be extra willing to approve that request in the event that they’re assured the funding is going to a worthwhile effort.
on your loan application process, make sure to spell out how the loan will benefit your commercial enterprise and improve its monetary status. this can show you’re in all likelihood so that it will payreturned the money you’re borrowing — and in a well timed way as well.
14. making use of for another credit score Card
just because it’s a bad concept to benefit funding by using putting a huge cost on an exitingcommercial enterprise credit score card, it’s also poor judgment to apply for a 2nd credit card in lieu of getting a loan.
Maxing out a unmarried private or business credit card to cowl huge enterprise fees is bad enough. Getting any other card and doing the same will placed your commercial enterprise in even more financialproblem.
15. Ignoring opportunity creditors
Banks big and small aren’t the only sources of capital for small agencies these days. There’s a rise in theavailability of small business capital from so-known as alternative creditors, credit score unions, and on line lending assets.
There are a developing quantity of these assets and many goal small corporations specifically. Ofpath, you will want to very well take a look at their reputations and the phrases of the loans they’reproviding earlier than pronouncing sure.

Nokia Could Cut Up to 15,000 Jobs Globally: Union Representative

Nokia Could Cut Up to 15,000 Jobs Globally: Union Representative

Telecom network equipment maker Nokia is likely to cut 10,000 to 15,000 jobs globally as part of a cost-cutting programme following its acquisition of Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent, a Finnish union representative said.

Nokia kicked off the programme in April with a target to slash EUR 900 million ($1 billion) of operating costs by 2018, but it has yet to give a figure for how many jobs will be reduced in total.

“We haven’t heard any official numbers, but based on the information from our union contacts, I would estimate the global impact of this round would likely be around 10,000 to 15,000 jobs,” said Risto Lehtilahti, a trade union shop steward at Nokia’s Oulu site.

A Nokia spokeswoman declined comment on the 10,000-15,000 figure.

Nokia employs around 104,000 people worldwide. Last week the company specified its plan for its home country, saying it was cutting around 1,000 Finnish jobs, compared to an initial target of 1,300 jobs.

Nokia has said it is looking to reduce 1,400 positions in Germany. In France, it would cut around 400 jobs but also create 500 research and development posts – in line with a pledge to the French government during the Alcatel negotiations.

The Nokia spokeswoman said the company didn’t have any updates for France or Germany, and declined to give details on other countries. Nokia is holding talks with employee representatives in about 30 countries.

The savings plan is partly due to tackle the weak network gear market. Nokia forecast earlier this month that its network sales would fall this year.

“Some work will be completely terminated, some cuts come from Alcatel overlaps, and some work will be transferred to countries with lower costs,” said Tuula Aaltola, another Finnish shop steward.

According to Communication Workers of America (CWA), the company already started to reduce US jobs a year ago in preparation for their EUR 15.6 billion merger.

“We don’t know what Nokia’s plan is for the US-based workforce. They have cut 500, cut our (unionised) workforce in half, and we hope that’s all that is going to be taken away,” CWA representative Lisa Bolton said.

Lehtilahti said he feared that Nokia would kick off another round of cuts at a later stage.

In Finland, Nokia has slashed thousands of jobs over the past decade as its once-dominant phone business was eclipsed by the rise of smartphone rivals. The phone business was eventually sold to Microsoft, which has continued cutting jobs in the country.

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