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.
FCC Chairman Not Pleased with Verizon's Plans to Throttle Users
Tom Wheeler, head of the FCC, is questioning Verizon Wireless' intent to begin throttling the speeds of its legacy unlimited LTE 4G data customers. Verizon announced the policy change July 25, suggesting it is to help manage its network in congested areas.
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.