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AT&T: Nationwide 3G Microcell Rollout Begins Mid April

AT&T: Nationwide 3G Microcell Rollout Begins Mid April

Posted March 24, 2010 at 5:03pm by iClarified · 5441 views
AT&T today announced that AT&T 3G MicroCell plans to begin its national roll out beginning in mid April, with new markets activating in cities across the continental U.S. for the next several months. AT&T 3G MicroCell is an innovative solution that allows residential customers to route wireless phone calls and data connections (or sessions) across a home broadband connection. This solution is designed to benefit customers who live in homes that have coverage impediments that consistently interrupt wireless spectrum, such as dense wall and roof construction or unfavorable terrain.

AT&T 3G MicroCell is the only femtocell to support both 3G data and voice services. Developed in conjunction with Cisco and in a public trial in select markets since September, AT&T 3G MicroCell is available for a one-time cost of $149.99.

Consumers manage AT&T 3G MicroCell though their online MyWireless account at www.att.com/mywireless. Through this online management, only those phones chosen by the customer may use the MicroCell. Customers may define up to 10 lines to have access and up to four may operate on it simultaneously. Minutes used through the MicroCell affect only the account of the phone making the call – there is no requirement to purchase separate service for the 3G MicroCell.

In addition, AT&T will offer a companion rate plan option for MicroCell customers – especially customers on Family Talk plans -- who want to supplement their existing voice plans. For $19.99 a month, individual or Family Talk customers can make unlimited calls through a 3G MicroCell, without using minutes in their monthly wireless voice plan.

Consumers who select 3G MicroCell calling plans at purchase are also eligible to receive a $100 mail-in-rebate toward the purchase of AT&T 3G MicroCell – effectively making the device about $50. Customers who also purchase a new line of broadband service with AT&T (DSL or U-verse 1.5MB or higher) are also eligible for $50 via mail-in-rebate– effectively making the device about $100. If a customer is eligible for both rebate options, the customer will be able to get the device for $0, after mail-in rebate.

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almulder
almulder - March 24, 2010 at 6:12pm
Dude. If anyone has AT&T and has little to no cell signal at home BUY THIS. I have been following this since it was announced 2 years ago that it was in the making. Then a year ago one city was put up as a test area. Then just a few months ago they announced it in Las Vegas, I bought it the day it came out. I am so happy with this I am thinking about buying one for my Mothers house for when I got there. This is a god send for people with bad signal. My house is a black hole for signal but now I have full bars 3G. It was about time AT&T. Your rivals already brought theirs out years ago.
jon
jon - March 24, 2010 at 6:44pm
Duh....ATT can hardly support 3g for iphone and now they will do this????? are you kidding me lol! I hope it works......I dont wanna hear later "We have to restric it to 5 gb a month" bla bla bla
Albert
Albert - March 24, 2010 at 6:54pm
Ya it sucks it had to come to this, but at least my iPhone works at home now. LOL
Benjamin
Benjamin - March 25, 2010 at 2:43am
or ATT could focus on actual coverage, rather then having their customers buy micro cells to make the network they want
anon
anon - March 25, 2010 at 3:44am
Luke Wilson lied to me?????????? SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!
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