Verizon Wireless Network Extender Review (Samsung SCS-26UC4)
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1. xtroid2k (Posts: 515; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
I have always supported the idea of the femtocell. I think its great. Cause truely wireless carriers are only liable for the coverage on the outside of your house and I know there is a certain footage. A person can't say they don't get coverage on there porch or something like that. It was always a battle with customers when I use to work for VZW. People just don't know this. Ofcourse you had your customers who felt they shouldn't have to pay for something that they felt should be provided. However this helps reduce the challenge especially for older homes or low coverage areas
2. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
I purchased a femtocell when it first came out, at first it was HORRIBLE. I think Verizon didn't expect the usage and didn't have a sufficient VOIP backbone. After a few months of upgrades it started working great and I never had another problem. This is absolutely great for anybody in a remote area, that said I hope the data will just re-direct over your existing internet connection as opposed to limiting to EVDO speeds. CDMA Wifi connection, not sure if this would be technically possible.
3. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Def. a good idea for those who live in those low signal areas or in the extended network areas where there is insufficient EVDO coverage. One time purchase, sufficient coverage...there you go.
4. dwillopp (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Jul 2010)
You guys know if a Sprint phone will be able to utilize this device as well? I have VZW but the wife has Sprint and we both have spotty signal in the apt
5. Highway Helper (unregistered)
So where do you find an SCS-26UC4 discounted to $99.00? Everything I see on Verizon's site says $249.00