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AT&T Posts Details About the MicroCell, Its Femto Cell Product

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Sep 21, 2009, 7:42 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Sep 21, 2009, 8:58 AM

AT&T recently published a new web page that provides some details about an unannounced femto cell product. The MicroCell acts as an in-home base station. Much like the UbiCell product available from Sprint and Verizon, this MicroCell hooks into a home's wired broadband connection and then provides enhanced coverage over an area of 5000 square feet. According to the AT&T site, the MicroCell will give its customers unlimited minutes from the MicroCell, which will provide both voice and 3G data coverage for up to four connections at once. The MicroCell is secured from unauthorized access, and can seamlessly hand calls off to the macro network and back when users enter or leave their premises. According to Gearlog, the MicroCell is currently only available in Charlotte, N.C. It costs $150 and service is free. Alternately, users can opt to pay $20 per month for unlimited talking, and this qualifies the MicroCell for a rebate. AT&T said that the MicroCell is undergoing trials in Charlotte, and that pricing policies aren't fully finalized.

more info at AT&T »
more info at Engadget »



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