Telecom Lead America: Wilson Electronics, a provider of cellular signal boosters in North America, has launched Sleek 4G, a 4G mobile booster designed to improve cell reception in cars, trucks, boats and other vehicles.
The Sleek 4G boosts cellular signals inside a vehicle for customers whose devices operate on all U.S. carriers’ 4G networks (except WiMAX). The Sleek 4G also will amplify pre-existing signals, which includes all major carriers and their legacy voice and data services. This allows the user to enjoy a strong, reliable signal even where 4G services are unavailable.
Benefits include fewer dropped connections and no-service “dead zones,” faster data transfer rates and improved battery life for wireless devices.
Laine Matthews, Wilson’s director of business development, said: “Sleek 4G offers cellular customers a complete mobile signal boosting solution. It maintains a strong, reliable signal for any cellular device. We’re always striving to deliver the best boosters to our customers, and it’s great that we can offer a device that works with multiple carriers’ 4G networks, as well as legacy networks, that’s this small and this affordable.”
The Sleek 4G measures 2.5 by 4.5 by 2.5 inches (6.4 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm) and weighs 85 grams. The device is sold as a plug-and-play kit and is expected to be available later this month from Wilson retailers with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199.95. No tools are required for installation, and most any consumer can install the Sleek 4G in his or her vehicle in a matter of minutes.
The Sleek 4G’s all-in-one cradle design facilitates use of a Bluetooth headset or other hands-free device by those behind the wheel. An optional accessory kit converts the Sleek 4G into an indoor booster suitable for home or office. The Sleek 4G is FCC type accepted.
The Sleek 4G delivers more than 20 times the power of a typical cell phone, and works with all U.S. cellular devices including tablets, modems and mobile hotspots like the Mi-Fi and JetPack. Like all Wilson signal boosters, this device features cell site protection techniques developed through cooperative effort between Wilson and several major cellular carriers that prevent the possibility of interference with any nearby cell tower.