Verizon Wireless' Network Extender Adds 3G Data
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.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Verizon Offering Bonus Data to Family Plan Subscribers
Verizon Wireless says families of four can get 16 GB of mobile data for $150 per month thanks to a new bonus data promotion. Verizon charges $70 per month for its 8 GB (or, L) plan.
Verizon Taking Preorders for LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed.
Following AT&T, Verizon Wireless today said customers can place orders for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition with LTE. This wearable, delayed by several months due to manufacturing issues, has its own cellular connection to Verizon's network and can be used fully independent from a smartphone.
3G is a non-issue
Nice idea, 5 years behind the curve.
Now, if we can just get feasible LTE femtocells off the ground! That would actually matter.
if its so amazing why would they need to release this
*ponders a bit*
oh cause its not that great
It's no better, or no worse than AT&T was. AT&T actually stayed on 3...
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.