Network Extender now available from Verizon

Network Extender now available from Verizon
As we reported earlier this week, the Verizon Wireless Network Extender is available starting today with a price of $249.99. The device is manufactured by Samsung and is known as a femtocell, which is basically a mini-cell tower used in a home or office that provides up to 5000 square feet of coverage. It plugs into your broadband connection (router not included) and sends voice calls through it. Up to 3 phones can use the Network Extender at once, with a 4th channel designated for 911 calls.  EVDO is not supported. If you place a call within range of the Extender and then move out of range, the call will automatically transfer to a "real" tower, but you cannot do the reverse.

source: VerizonWireless

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8 Comments

1. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I thought the black would be better but these pics make it look ugly

2. T-Money3000 unregistered

Ugly or not, this will def. help customers with spotty service @ home

3. Sprintguy08

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 14, 2009

Yea its the same thing as the airwave for sprint, but the airwave only costs 100 bucks, not sure why verizon is charging 250 for it. also with the airwave, you can get up to 20 phones on it, while verizon restricts it to 3 . not sure why, but it will def help customers with crappy service

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

same reason why sprint gives everything away cheaper... sprint is DESPERATLY trying to stay above water and shake off that negative PR immage it has. verizon? bah, were #1 in almost every category, now the largest, and the best off financially. we dont need to give it way to get customers to love us! sucka! :)

5. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

Actually...the real reason is because Sprint is charging a $5 per month fee where as the is no monthly fee for Verizon

6. LessthanZach

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 29, 2008

lol. The truth will set you free....

7. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I wonder if they offer an unlimited option and the cost if any

8. Pablo LA

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 31, 2009

The extender requires a GPS connection. If you are in a basement, it doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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