AT&T MicroCell 3G: Here's Why Users in Known Dead Spots Should Get One…


It's no secret that AT&T has been overwhelmed by data-munching iPhone users, and reliability remains sketchy in many key areas. So if the MicroCell 3G is your best option for proper coverage (using your own bandwidth), shouldn't it be free? » 9/21/09 5:45am 9/21/09 5:45am

Sprint Airave, Your Own Personal Cell Tower Box, Goes On Sale…

Sprint and Samsung's femtocell answer to T-Mo's Hotspot@Home is now available everywhere after localized tests in Indy and Denver apparently went well enough to push it nationwide. The box connects to your router, allowing you to make calls over the web with any Sprint CDMA phone. It's $100 for the box, plus $15 per… » 7/29/08 1:13pm 7/29/08 1:13pm

Sprint Airave Femtocell Launching Nationwide July 15

It's been a while since we've heard about Sprint's Airave femtocell-basically a little box connects to your router and sends your calls over the internet so you have cell service even where you don't-but it looks like it's finally set to launch nation-wide, maybe as early as July 15. (It's been (in Denver and… » 6/30/08 8:00pm 6/30/08 8:00pm

Motorola and Airvana To Make High-Speed Cell-to-Broadband Boxes

One of the ugliest named cool new technologies is the "femtocell," a desktop-friendly cell tower that connects to your broadband network to add cell service where it otherwise might be crappy. Today Motorola and Airvana announced that they are partnering to build CDMA femtocells that provide standard 1xRTT and high-speed … » 3/24/08 9:33am 3/24/08 9:33am

Sprint/Samsung Instant Cell-to-Wi-Fi Box Is Official, Named Airave

Sprint's answer to T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home, Airave, makes its official debut today in Denver and Indianapolis before hitting the rest of the country next year. Samsung's femtocell-powered box can handle three calls at once and will go for $50, with the service running $15 a month per person or $30 per family. While you … » 9/17/07 9:27am 9/17/07 9:27am