T-Moble's Personal CellSpot Available Today for $25
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Sep 17, 2014, 7:11 AM by Eric M. Zeman
T-Mobile said the Personal CellSpot is available to its customers beginning today. The CellSpot is a Wi-Fi hotspot for in-home use that allows smartphones to make voice calls over Wi-Fi rather than T-Mobile's cellular network. This particular hotspot prioritizes voice traffic over data traffic and can hook into any existing home network. The idea is to provide better in-home voice service to customers where T-Mobile's network doesn't quite reach. The CellSpot is made by Asus. It costs $100 to own outright, but T-Mobile is allowing people to take one home if they put down a deposit of $25. All new T-Mobile smartphones will have Wi-Fi calling enabled moving forward. T-Mobile's existing customer base will be able to add Wi-Fi calling to their handset through a software update, though T-Mobile didn't say when to expect it. Separately, T-Mobile customers will be able to send text and picture messages, and listen to voicemail via the Wi-Fi networks provided by GoGo in select airplanes. T-Mobile says more than 2,000 aircraft offer the service in the U.S. In-flight messaging is free to T-Mobile customers.
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Also, I wouldn't expect ...
If yours has it, you can connect to virtually any wifi network to use wifi calling, however the quality of the call will depend on the reliability of the wifi and its router.
If you have a router you already have this.
Benefits of Wireless AC over Wireless G or even Wireless N include faster speeds (1 Gb...
Haven't they been doing this for years?
Why the re-branding of a service they've had for years now?
I get that this is their own specific WiFi box now and not a piece of Motorola crap. But this shouldn't come off as anything new here...
Keep your money!
And when not on wifi, they aren't prioritized on the data network the same as the cell calls are, meaning the quality won't be as reliable.