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Verizon Wireless Debuts Femtocell Product

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Jan 25, 2009, 10:06 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 26, 2009, 8:47 AM

Verizon Wireless has begun offering a femtocell called the Network Extender. The Extender provides extended cellular network coverage in the home (approx. 5,000 square feet) through a subscriber's broadband (DSL, cable or fiber) connection. The Extender costs $250, which the users must pay in full, though there are no monthly costs associated with using it. The Extender only provides CDMA 1xRTT coverage for voice and NationalAccess data. It does not support EVDO or GPS services, such as V CAST Music or Verizon Navigator. It will only work with Verizon Wireless subscribers. It can be purchased online or by calling Verizon Wireless telesales.

more info at Verizon Wireless »
more info at Engadget »



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Pablo LA

Feb 1, 2009, 12:33 AM

Requires GPS connection, not just internet...

In order to use the Extender, you have to have access to a window, so that the GPS antenna can receive a signal. If you're in a basement or office without windows, the product doesn't seem to work. Does anyone have a solution?

Jan 25, 2009, 11:08 PM

AT&T comes in last again....

1st - T-Mobile has T-Mobile@Home service.
2nd - Sprint gets the "AirRave"
3rd - Verizon introduces this equivalent
4th? AT&T, with your copper and DSL, will you have a femtocell soon? The only requests I get for repeaters lately all have iPhones and I have to tell them their company is the only one without a >$200 solution
hey if there last but support 3g i will be happy. maybe maybe att needs to contact there cingular people and ask them how to do business. HAHA
This means they're certain to get one. If Verizon, T-Moble, & Sprint have one, it's not a question of if, but when.

As someone who lives in a nigh-unto-signal-proof house, I'm very happy to have one.
Just wondering, did anyone know that wireless signal boosters are offered outside of the carriers? »

Jan 26, 2009, 1:45 PM

Anyone tried it?

I live in an apt and for whatever reason the signal just doesnt penetrate unless i am directly next to the window. I would be interested in trying it but for $250 i would hope to at least be able to try it w/ the option of returning it. Anyone gave it a try?
It will work. Its like wifi but little a cell phone tower
Verizon has something called a Worry Free Guarantee which also applies to accessory purchases. Buy it and one has thirty days to return it if not satisfied (with receipt, packaging and in like new condition).
I work for the company and I bought it because I don't get service at my mother in law's house. Works pretty well. Just remember, 3 people can be on calls at a time, you have to have a router and it only does voice service. There is also no monthly fe...

Jan 26, 2009, 4:36 AM

no need for this

theres no need to sell this. verizon people get service EVERYWHERE... cause its the network and its better then everything. who needs such a useless product. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

now i wanna hear the verizon people say... ooooo yeah thats awesome!!! im gunna get one right away because i think my **** and my network dont stink because were always better then everyonecause a commercial tells me so...

has this website really turned people into phonegeeks that all they do is flame someone here becasue they dont know where else to turn thier anger to.

im sorry, but everytime i come to this site to see any type of conversation about any other carrier benefiting something the verizon gang comes up and fla...
Your stupid. Its for indoors! Not a single carrier can grant anyone that they will have service indoors.

Jan 25, 2009, 11:21 PM

no monthly costs

Shocked Very cool! i bet you pick them up on criaglist in a year for 100 bucks!
Ill take one for that price!
you can almost get if for that price right now. ... »
Ok so no monthly cost but I can't find anything that says its unlimited while connected. It hints that it will still use your min and so forth.
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