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AT&T announces nationwide plans for 3G MicroCell

Femtocell costs $149 plus $20 monthly

By: Shane McGlaun from Mar 25, 2010 @ 14:12 CDT

We are all friends here so we can be honest. The cellular reception in a lot of areas for AT&T sucks. Any iPhone user will tell you this. AT&T is working hard to fix that problem and one of the things it hopes to use are femtocells.


A femtocell takes your cellular call or internet request and routes it over your broadband network at home or in the office giving you more speed, better signal quality, and reducing the strain on the wireless network. AT&T has announced that its 3G MicroCell will be offered to purchase in new markets staring on April 1 on its way to nationwide availability.

The MicroCell has been testing in certain markets for several months now. The device costs a one-time fee of $149 and can be activated the day it is purchased. The device supports up to ten lines and the service costs an extra $19.99 monthly. That monthly fee to fix poor indoor call quality, which is something AT&T should be fixing anyway really irritates me.