– Vodafone Sure Signal: a tiny mast that packs a lot of power – but don’t worry – it won’t fry your brain (Independent, Jan 24, 2013):
You know how annoying it is: your mobile, which serves you well outdoors, at your office desk and – to fellow passengers’ annoyance – on the bus, just doesn’t get a strong enough signal at home.
Maybe you’re in a basement flat, or maybe your living room is signal-free while you find that in your bathroom, and more specifically on the freezing cold window sill, your mobile boasts a full five bars.
If you’re on Vodafone, help is at hand. The Sure Signal is effectively a tiny mobile phone mast that sits in your home. First things first, don’t worry about frying your brain, the radiation is no greater than that of a wireless router. And it’s near the router, actually, that you’ll need to put this gizmo.
This is Vodafone’s third-generation Sure Signal and is smaller than previous ones. It’s designed to plug into the wall. You don’t even lose a power point as there’s a pass-through socket on the front.
First, you go online to register your Sure Signal, including adding the numbers of family members on Vodafone so the whole household can use it. Then, you plug it in and attach an Ethernet cable from the device to your broadband router.
And that’s it. You’re done. Everything else is automatic.