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« on: May 12, 2010, 07:00:20 pm »

AT&T MicroCell brings more bars, but at a cost

Filed under: iPhoneSadly, I'm one of the poor souls who has close to zero cell coverage in my house. It's partly the way my home is constructed, and partly because the city fathers in the area I live in are going real slow about approving new cell towers.

The result is that I usually have one bar displayed on my iPhone, but as soon as I try to make a call, that bar disappears and I wind up in cell phone hell.

AT&T has an answer, but it is a bit pricey. It's called the AT&T 3G MicroCell. It's not a cellphone repeater, but instead a device that plugs into your router and then gets you voice and data just as if you have a cell tower in your house. It gives me five bars anywhere in the house and yard, which pretty much completely solves my reception issues. [It may not work for you; TJ points out that AT&T doesn't support the MicroCell over satellite connections. -Ed.]

We had a runthrough of the MicroCell when guest blogger Murphy Mac put it through its paces in 2009; my take on the device follows here. Read on!TUAWAT&T MicroCell brings more bars, but at a cost originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Wed, 12 May 2010 13:30:00 EST.  Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
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