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.
Review: myCharge Portable Power Outlet
The myCharge Portable Power Outlet is just what the name implies. This enormous, rechargeable battery lets you power smartphones, accessories, tablets, laptops, and even televisions when AC is nowhere in sight.
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.
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.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
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.