T-Mobile To Launch Signal Booster Program On September 7th

We’ve heard rumors of T-Mobile preparing an in-home solution for signal boosters for almost as long as we have been doing this website. There have been hints along the way that T-Mobile has been providing them via a loyalty program in small markets as well as question surveys that inquire about coverage-boosting devices in your home. Well that knowledge in mind we’ve just received word that come September 7th, the Signal Booster program will launch nationally in both Retail and T-Mobile branded locations.

“The signal booster is a new solution for customers that express concerns with their in home coverage. The Signal Booster is a new device that boosts T-Mobile’s 4G/3G signal throughout a home when installed.”

While the use of a signal booster sounds fantastic there are a few catches to know about its usage:

  • Requires a two year service agreement for the line they are ordered with
  • Signal Boosters are shipped to the customer
  • Signal Boosters must be returned to customer care at the end of their service
  • There is no charge to the customer for their use
  • Signal Boosters are used as a tool to help provide customers a boost in signal

For me the Wi-Fi calling solution has been nothing but fantastic even with an almost flawless 4G signal in my house so I wonder how many of you will inquire about a Signal Booster? If you find yourself in a situation where this could make a big difference, it is definitely something to consider as an opportunity to boost your T-Mobile signal while keeping your favorite network.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregor-Miziumski/577936873 Gregor Miziumski

    I’m self-employed, and I’m in and out of the house all day.  In my yard, I get 3 bars of 4g, inside, I get “X” a lot of the time.  (My Samsung Vibrant was better, now rocking the HC Sensation)
    If I use WiFi calling, my battery is dead by lunchtime.
    This sounds like a good solution to me.  If they actually roll this out as shown here, they will have my “Loyalty”. (I just hope that the AT&T merger fails, or my loyalty will fail as well)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregor-Miziumski/577936873 Gregor Miziumski

    I’m self-employed, and I’m in and out of the house all day.  In my yard, I get 3 bars of 4g, inside, I get “X” a lot of the time.  (My Samsung Vibrant was better, now rocking the HC Sensation)
    If I use WiFi calling, my battery is dead by lunchtime.
    This sounds like a good solution to me.  If they actually roll this out as shown here, they will have my “Loyalty”. (I just hope that the AT&T merger fails, or my loyalty will fail as well)

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

    • Mastrorj

      They do! its awesome! I have about a 10,000 sq ft house and i het 4g and full bars almost everywhere i go…though bc we have 2 floors and a basement i could use a 2nd one. Once u get the base station and plug it in u find a spot where it get 4 or 5 green bars. Then u hook up the 2nd device about 15-20 feet away. Higher the number on the 2nd device better signal. I thought they gave me 2 separate devices but its not it takes 2 to devices. Kinda strange but ill admit it does really work. And i double checked i didn’t extend my contract. Reps are kind of unsure as to wether it does data or not. Go figure bc when i ordered it they couldn’t tell me bc they weren’t sure. The main device is about the size of my nintendo 64 lol but a lot flatter, the other is side of a wireless router. I wish they were smaller to be more portable…eh i guess they still are in some sense,

    • Mastrorj

      They do! its awesome! I have about a 10,000 sq ft house and i het 4g and full bars almost everywhere i go…though bc we have 2 floors and a basement i could use a 2nd one. Once u get the base station and plug it in u find a spot where it get 4 or 5 green bars. Then u hook up the 2nd device about 15-20 feet away. Higher the number on the 2nd device better signal. I thought they gave me 2 separate devices but its not it takes 2 to devices. Kinda strange but ill admit it does really work. And i double checked i didn’t extend my contract. Reps are kind of unsure as to wether it does data or not. Go figure bc when i ordered it they couldn’t tell me bc they weren’t sure. The main device is about the size of my nintendo 64 lol but a lot flatter, the other is side of a wireless router. I wish they were smaller to be more portable…eh i guess they still are in some sense,

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Rpurkie

    I want to tether my laptop from my phone. Last I heard the boosters did not support data.

  • Tim Gore

    I will be picking one up for sure……I just get crappy 3G in most areas in my home. The corner I am planning on sticking this contraption has excellent coverage, however. I just hope this thing is not ugly, like anything pink or I’m hiding it. 

  • Tim Gore

    I will be picking one up for sure……I just get crappy 3G in most areas in my home. The corner I am planning on sticking this contraption has excellent coverage, however. I just hope this thing is not ugly, like anything pink or I’m hiding it. 

  • Anonymous

    I just received one in the mail. This booster works. Not kidding, you put one part of the kit in the highest window receiving at least one bar of 3 or 4G signal. The other part of the kit you put it in the middle of your house. I am receiving full bars of 4G service with DL speeds of more then 7MB. It works fantastic. Both parts of kit need to be plugged in and it just finds and boosts the signal. I was absolutely amazed to see just how damn good it works. BEST PART IT IS FREE. You need to live in your own single family house and must get at least one bar of 3 or 4G of signal strength. That is it. I had it over night free delivery. Try getting that at AT&T for free. This kit does NOT plug into your internet service, this is a booster. 

  • servantofjc

    what i would like to see is a cell booster in my car

  • Swiner

    I begged customer retention for one and they turned me down cold.  I qualify on every count listed above.  Who do I need to talk to?

  • Swiner

    I begged customer retention for one and they turned me down cold.  I qualify on every count listed above.  Who do I need to talk to?

    • Idontget4g

      Same here. Except for the customer service rep who suggested I buy one for $200. For that kind of money I might as well just pay the ETF. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

        They said the same thing to me “WTF”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

        They said the same thing to me “WTF”

    • SatisfiedCustomer

      Really? I called customer service today threatening to switch providers  and they transferred me to another person who offered to send me the booster right away.

    • Ray

      ask 4 tech support

  • Otsphones

    I sent the cel-fi booster back,it didn’t help me at all. POS
    Going to request to have ETF waived, have no other choice but to switch carriers….

    • Selfbp88

      hey man, PLEASE if you can get them to waive your ETF please tell me exactly how you did it, i have to get out of this

  • Akanderson

    got mine ordered today. No contract extension. Customer Care told me to go to the store, but the store had to call “loyalty” to get permission to give it to me for free with no shipping charges. Can’t wait for it to get here and try it out!

  • Dsharis

    They don’t want to give me one because the service in my entire neighborhood lacks.  That is a bummer.  I guess I am just ignorant and don’t know much about technology.  Apparently this will only work if you can step out your front door, and have full service, and go back inside and not have service.  As for those of us who have nothing in the house, but have to go a 1/4 mile down the road to get 3G, they say it won’t help.  Thanks tmobile.

  • Nugget

    This is a scam!  This should be standard upgrade for all customers.   I feel like I am not getting the best service offered by T-Mobile.  This is what happens when you associate yourself to AT&T!  I left AT&T because of the shannigians and now I’m going to leave T-Garbage!

    • Player1

      wtf does att have to do with it

    • David Page31

      the deal did not go through, but dunces the time of the talks, I too noticed tmobile s service has gone down. I have been a loyal customer of theres since 2001 and I am on the verge of dropping them .

      • Sinicrope15

        T-mobile started in Aprin of 2002.

        • Jim Rogers

          Try 1994. Original name was voicestream. They sucked then too.

  • Iamzi

    i need one bar at home…seriously. just hook into my wireless n on fios for data. why would i care if 4g in my house is perfect? yes, really

  • Astarablackwell

    Hello everyone,
    The work around is to use wi-fi for signal in your home. No use extending your service for an additional 2 years if you can avoid it.

  • DM

    I have a biz acct and just called to get one of these. They did say that you have to sign a 2Yr agreemnt BUT it does not prevent you from upgrading your phone mid contract. The only issue i’m having is that they say they’ll only give me one of these. So I need to speak to my biz rep and see about getting a couple more.
    But over all the process was easy, just called tech support, told them what I needed, they asked if I lived in a single fam home, asked how many bars do I get and they checked the acct for eligiblity and we were done. As long as you get one or two bars inside the home you should be able to use this.
    So give them a call and see if you can get it, I’d imagine it would help out tremendously.

  • http://twitter.com/WhyBeTea YBT

    They said if your house shares a wall, you can’t get one. It has to be a free standing house, not a town home or condo. I wasnt impressed. But the nice lady at the retention department said I could buy a signal booster on my own at RadioShack or something like and they’d be cool with me having one. All in all. I love Magenta, hate FCC. (FCC are the ones that wont allow them to send me one)