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Verizon Wireless' Network Extender Adds 3G Data

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Oct 18, 2010, 3:07 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Oct 19, 2010, 8:02 AM

Verizon Wireless is prepared to release a new version of its Network Extender femotcell product, which for the first time will allow users to access mobile data. The new Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender works with both feature phones and smartphones, and allows users to make/receive phone calls, as well as send/receive SMS/MMS messages, emails, browse the web and stream video, among other things. The 3G Network Extender has a range of about 40 feet, and is made by Samsung. It will work with up to six separate Verizon Wireless devices. According to Verizon Wireless, customers can use the 3G Network Extender free of charge with no changes to their existing monthly plan(s). The Network Extender uses a customer's home broadband network to bridge the wireless device with Verizon's backhaul network. It costs $250.

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Oct 19, 2010, 3:39 PM

3G is a non-issue

Adding 3G to these is kind of useless at this point, I think. Pretty much any place you would install one of these already has a WiFi router, and any handset needing 3G data speeds these days also has a WiFi antenna in it. Why bother deploying a second, inferior data stream on top of WiFi?

Nice idea, 5 years behind the curve.

Now, if we can just get feasible LTE femtocells off the ground! That would actually matter.

Oct 18, 2010, 3:19 PM


i thought that verizon wireless had the best 3g network...

if its so amazing why would they need to release this


*ponders a bit*

oh cause its not that great
Haters gon' hate.
Verizon is good, but try to get a signal in a downtown below ground office under a 70 story building. This will help greatly..
I don't quite get why people feel the need to talk bad about a great product that will help alot of people out with their cell service. In most cases, the reason someone would need something like this is because none of the carriers can get great serv...
I've been with Verizon for8 months, and I do get dropped calls, and my data does drop from3G to 1x. And this is all on what is **supposedly** "America's Most Reliable 3G Network"

It's no better, or no worse than AT&T was. AT&T actually stayed on 3...
Actually, this is an ideal solution for a person like me:

Verizon gets terrible service in my apartment (I haven't tried the other carriers here yet).
Sprint is nonexistent in my mother's house.
AT&T is very flaky at my sister's house.
T-Mobile ...
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