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Verizon Promises In-Home Cell Boosters This Year, But For How Much?

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Femtocell, femtocell, femtocell. Get used to it, because it's a word you'll be hearing a lot of from now on. Yesterday, Verizon Wireless promised to offer broadband-connected mini cell towers (yep, femtocells) to customers in 2008. We're told that products such as the EV-Do model just introduced by Motorola and Airvana are intended for home use, not just in offices. There will be a cost of some kind for the hardware, possibly along the same lines as your monthly cable-box fee. The question is, how much more will you pay to get guaranteed cell voice and data reception in your home? [AP]

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hiphopopotamus
Hiphopopotamus

Can't we just do this the old fashioned way? Bitch and threaten to change carriers unless they improve coverage? That doesn't cost anything.