Ubiquisys Intros Portable Personal Base Station
Ubiquisys has unveiled a new product called the attocell, a femtocell product that is portable and can provide localized cellular service to international travelers. The attocell works by plugging into a laptop, and it requires an internet connection. Travelers can then use the attocell to make phone calls from their cell phone. Ubiquisys is still negotiating with wireless network operators to make the service fully functional. Local regulations may also play a role in determining how the attocell is used. The goal of the attocell is to help improve indoor coverage and to also help international travelers reduce roaming fees when abroad.
Google's Project Fi Wireless Service Offers Refunds for Unused Data
Google today announced Project Fi, which relies on a combination of cellular and WiFi networks to keep users connected wherever they roam. Google partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile to provide the cellular component.
AT&T Simplifies International Roaming with $10 Day Pass
AT&T today made it less expensive and less confusing to use your AT&T phone overseas. The company introduced the AT&T International Day Pass, which provides travelers with unlimited talk and text in over 100 countries.
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.
T-Mobile Giving Away Free LTE Roaming Until 2017
T-Mobile today said its postpaid customers will have access to free, high-speed mobile data throughout South America and select European countries for the rest of 2016. T-Mobile customers will not have to take any action to enjoy free international roaming in these countries.