AT&T 3G MicroCell nationwide rollout begins in mid-April

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  • Reply 41 of 46
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    T-mobile should do the same. Their coverage is pretty spotty 'round here.



    T-Mobile has had this for years. Called T-Mobile@Home. There are also wifi enabled phones that mate with their box for voip. I've had it for at least 3 years now.
  • Reply 42 of 46
    al_bundyal_bundy Posts: 1,525member
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    Originally Posted by Eye Forget View Post


    "Ignorance"? I lived in Switzerland for years. The towers are always up in the mountains and any decent size cities in the valleys. The cell phone reception is phenomenal. They even have cell phone reception in 34 km long tunnels. Its not education, its common sense and how to install a network. I suggest you comment to ATT, not the users who have the sense of knowing what their pitiful reception is like.



    that's nice for the land of swiss cheese, but here in NYC the nearest mountains are 2 hours away and all the buildings range from 4 stories to over 100 and they are all together.



    i spent a few years in europe and i rarely saw a building over 20 stories tall
  • Reply 43 of 46
    vineavinea Posts: 5,585member
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    No argument from me that $20 per phones is expensive.



    Eh, if you make most of your calls from home and intend to replace a heavily used land line with it then it's not too horrid.



    For an individual plan I can do 450 minutes + 5000 nights/weekends + unlimited calls from home for $59.99 which is the same price as the 900 minute plan with unlimited nights/weekends.



    If the majority of minutes are done at home then that effectively gives me unlimited calling for $10/month discount.



    Family plans you need to drop 2 grade levels to get a discount. 2100 minutes to 700 minutes or unlimited to 1400 minutes.



    Easier and cheaper to just get OOMA and Google Voice.
  • Reply 44 of 46
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by vinea View Post


    Eh, if you make most of your calls from home and intend to replace a heavily used land line with it then it's not too horrid.



    For an individual plan I can do 450 minutes + 5000 nights/weekends + unlimited calls from home for $59.99 which is the same price as the 900 minute plan with unlimited nights/weekends.



    If the majority of minutes are done at home then that effectively gives me unlimited calling for $10/month discount.



    Family plans you need to drop 2 grade levels to get a discount. 2100 minutes to 700 minutes or unlimited to 1400 minutes.



    Easier and cheaper to just get OOMA and Google Voice.



    There are certainly ways in which this can be financially beneficial and it's clear by the pricing and the lack of fees if you are an AT&T landline subscriber that AT&T's pricing is designed to prevent landline loss. However, I can how people want to just use the minutes they are already paying for with their cellular contract, especially knowing that part of the transfer is doing over their paid-for broadband connection.
  • Reply 45 of 46
    Honestly folks, if you don't like the product.... don't buy it. If you like or need the product... buy it.



    I live in a very rural location with 0 cell service from any company. I do however have highspeed internet access thanks to Qwest. The Microcell is a godsend for me and allows me to use my iphone as my "business" phone now. And ditch the T-mobile uma blackberry that I was using in addition to the iphone. I would have bought it at a much higher price point.



    Now if I can just figure a way to sneak one or two of these microcells into my building at work....
  • Reply 46 of 46
    I get five bars of service in my house located in the far outskirts of the city, so I don't really have the need for a product like this.



    But I still think this is just a tool to charge customers for their own inability to provide coverage. Hopefully they're able to gather demographic data from the regions that purchase these products and build more service towers there.
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