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Network Extender now available from Verizon

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Network Extender now available from Verizon
Network Extender now available from Verizon
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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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2009, 19:10

2. T-Money3000 (unregistered)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 08:17

3. Sprintguy08 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jan 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

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 09:27

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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! :)

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 10:38

5. Jango_Fred (Posts: 58; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2009, 22:27

6. LessthanZach (Posts: 106; Member since: 29 Apr 2008)

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

posted on 27 Jan 2009, 00:24

7. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 31 Jan 2009, 23:40

8. Pablo LA (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jan 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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