AT&T rewards some loyal customers with a femtocell

AT&T rewards some loyal customers with a femtocell
AT&T is sending some loyal customers the gift of an improved cellular connection in the form of a free AT&T 3G MicroCell. Those who receive a special letter can head over to their local AT&T location and pick up the femtocell which boosts an area with a poor signal and turns it into a 5 bar  mecca for cellular transmissions of voice and data. One of the carrier's customers who pays about $180 a month for iPhone service, received the letter and when he drove over to his local store, the reps had no idea why he had been chosen to receive the femtocell. He had never complained about his service although calls did drop frequently at his house. His contract is set to expire which just might explain the "free gift". Any other AT&T customers out there who received a free 3G MicroCell?

source: Engadget



8. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

AT&T should be giving more of these away...Sprint gives airwave (sprint femto/microcell) for free for customers that have coverage issues in their home...

10. WhoDatBe

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 25, 2010

but dont they charge $5 a month for that service?

14. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

No, they should actually build out their network. AT&T is getting what they deserve for being lazy!

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

funny..but NOT..I was told to buy one to fix my voice issue as I have no service!!..$150 of MY money ontop of my bill..really!..thnx alot ATT

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

AT&T does have poor coverage, but this is a good step in the right direction.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1193; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

nope, go build some towers. this is a stopgap, yes I do agree if you live in a area that does not get great service they should perty much give you one of these

6. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

It's a temporary solution, towers require a lot of time. Buy or lease the land, obtain planning approval from local city/county, hire contractors, obtain permits, build time, finalize, etc... Not to mention having the necessary backbone to go to the tower.

13. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I agree with the building towers remedy. That's the oldest trick in the book, poor service mean build more towers and upgrade what you already have. One good thing about AT&T, when other networks have corporate meetings they can have a PowerPoint slide that says: Our new strategy for our network is by example - AT&T do everything possible to keep from being like them.

3. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

hell yea i agree wit yall sayin at&t has shitty coverage lol i live in miami right in da city and also i only get 1 bar of service when i am outside n keep getting a lot of call failed n call ended even when i have service, the only place that i used at&t and it worket perfect just like verizon works here in the states was in san juan puerto rico , i was amazed how good at&t works over there in puerto rico i had 5 bars of solid 3G service everywere i went even inside buldings like the mall , i did not drop one call which was shocking !! then i cam back to miami and again i keep dropping calls like crazy and keep getting the same shitty service lol XD lucky puerto ricans at&t works good over there...

1. cammian

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Here's a femtocell to clear up our shitty coverage on our shitty network have a nice day and please stay with us lol

2. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

haha i agree wit u at&t has shitty coverage i dnt even get signal when i am standing outside i only get 1 bar of 3G service on my bb bold9700 and inside buildings i get no service also yesterday i went to kmart n walmart n didnt get any service inside and my cheap prepaid t-mobile razr does get service inside kmart n walmart with my 3 year old razr i get 2-4 bars inside a lot of buildings were at&t doesnt work at all..

9. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

eeeeeehhhhhhh.... why do people complain about PA misspelling a few things when people like you can't even use periods....

11. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

OK When did PhoneArena start the grammar police patrols? hoo givs uh flyun fuk if no 1 kan spel git ohvr it an git a LIFE! THANX!!

12. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

They're doing everything they can to put a bandage on the whole iPhone fiasco. Giving customers "candy" to keep them from having a Sprint moment where thousands terminate service. iPhone 4 = the real iPhone killer!

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