Vodafone launches Sure Signal 3G booster

Vodafone Mobile Broadband has relaunched its 3G coverage booster, the Sure Signal at a new lower price.

Vodafone Mobile Broadband(

) has relaunched its 3G coverage booster, the Sure Signal at a new lower price.

Originally launched as Vodafone Access Gateway in July last year, the Sure Signal allows users to boost the 3G mobile network in their home, giving better mobile coverage and even access tomobile broadbandservices.

The Sure Signal can be used with any home broadband connection receiving at least 1Mb downloads, plugging into the line to give more reliable coverage for all 3G handsets and dongles.

"Customers no longer need to worry about missed calls on their mobiles due to inconsistent indoor coverage and will be able to take advantage of the full range of Vodafone services via their handset anywhere in the home or office," said the ISP.

"No other network in the UK can ensure a great mobile phone signal in the home, because the Sure Signal is unique to Vodafone," added Guy Laurence, Vodafone UK CEO. "Customers tell us it is life changing. If they live or work in a basement for example, the only way they may be able to get consistent mobile coverage could be with a Vodafone Sure Signal."

Research by Vodafone found that one in five Brits had have missed an important event or occasion because of a lack of signal, while 1 in 50 would even consider moving house for better indoor coverage.

Up to 32 people can be registered to use a Sure Signal and four people can be connected at any one time.

Prices start at £50 one-off cost or £5 a month for 12 months on price plans of £25 or more. Customers on tariffs costing less than £25 a month can get the Sure Signal for a one-off cost of £120, or £5 a month for 24 months.

Michael Phillips, Broadbandchoices.co.uk product director, said: "While the Sure Signal can make a huge difference to mobile phone users suffering from poor coverage in their home, mobile broadband customers shouldn't rush out to buy one, since you need a reliable home broadband connection in order to use it - so you wouldn't need mobile broadband at home anyway.

"However, there are steps you can take to improve your mobile broadband signal," he added. "Try adding an antenna extension, ditching your mobile broadband router or investing in a signal repeater if you really have no other broadband options."

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