Samsung's new Combo FemtoCell for Verizon does EVDO

Samsung's new Combo FemtoCell for Verizon does EVDO
When we reviewed Verizon's Network Extender last year, it got pretty high marks, as it did well in voice quality and coverage, but data was limited to only 1X speeds. At the time we had a feeling that an EVDO version would eventually be out, and it seems we were right. This week at CES, Samsung unveiled their new Combo FemtoCell Network Extender, which adds EVDO Rev A to the mix, as well as supporting 8 connections at once, instead of just 4. We are interested in testing it's data speed (while connected to a broadband cable connection) and see if its faster than Verizon's EVDO Rev A over-the-air tower network, but it still leaves us guessing if a 4G LTE version will be in the works for next year? Expect the new Samsung Combo FemtoCell to be released in Q2 2010.

Verizon Wireless Network Extender Review

source: EngadgetMobile



1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

When the last femtocell rolled out it did not work correctly, after some network changes or upgrades it worked great. I was very pleased with the femtocell and imagine this will be a great product for anybdoy in an area with less then perfect coverage.

2. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009


3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008


4. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

And you would need this for indoors why? Oh right verizon. And before you fanboys jump all over my post I will tell you that I have verizon and can't get shit for indoor coverage in a city with, or as their map says, excellent coverage. Their coverage is bs. Although I am glad they have one of these actually supports data. Now if they could actually charge the correct price for it I might actually consider it. Sprint ftw? Hmm.

6. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Sprint is not "For the Win" as they charge you an ongoing monthly service for $5/month for using it. So yes they charges $99.99 for the price, but then charge you $5/mo for the comprable unit. Over two years, that's actually $120. So the $199.99 Verizon charges is not as bad as it seems. As you would of saved yourself $5/mo and who knows how much over the long term after the two year threshold. Since with Sprints model is ongoing $5 for the life of you needing a unit.

7. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Head over to and read up on what causes poor indoor signal, and how/why it is outside a carrier's control. NO carrier ANYWHERE can guarantee indoor coverage, period. However, with everyone dropping their home service to switch to all cellular service, more and more people call in whining about it not working in their kitchen, living room, under their tin roof (seriously). This device offers those users a solution, and a lot cheaper than a repeater (starts at $300, up to $1500 for those that do voice and data repeating at spotwave)

8. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Sprint waives that fee upon request while offering an unlimited option that vzw doesn't have, ftw. Always wondered what that meant.

5. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

No carrier guarantee service indoors, can't say it'll be better with Sprint but it will be cheaper

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