Sprint Will Update Airave Femtocell for 3G Access
Not Good, it still requires a GPS signal to work
So you cant use the old or the new Airave in basements or in buildings that don't have a good view of the sky (like many apartments etc.
They really need a device that can operate free of GPS signals. They need to get location and timing from the network not GPS so they work!!!!
Frankly, I don't know why they didn't release 3G femtocells to begin with. I don't care who the carrier is, 3G is where it's at. By the time 3G femtocells are on the shelves 4G-LTE will be everywhere.
Besides, once 700mhz LTE is deployed there shouldn't be any need for these, cause 700mhz has great bldg penetration...
It's made by Samsung and looks alot better than the 2G Network Extender. Same color and size but looks more modern and of course has 3G.
How this will work
Of course, if you don't want to wait for 3G access from the Femtocell, it's possible to enable 3G coverage already. All you need is an internet connection, a spare 3G enabled phone, and of course the FemToCell.
Follow these steps:
1) Restart the Airave 3 times, allowing it to complete a full power cycle. This will enable a diagnostic mode.
2) Pair your phone with with the Airave by placing a test call to #777 (the same number as PCS Power Vision tethering)
3) If you're under the Airave's network, your phone should automatically connect. If you're not under the Airav...
If you're still going off of a Sprint tower, you may need to move to where there is no actual nearby coverage.
Ha! I like that one.