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Samsung's new Combo FemtoCell for Verizon does EVDO

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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

Samsung's new Combo FemtoCell for Verizon does EVDO
Samsung's new Combo FemtoCell for Verizon does EVDO

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 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.

posted on 09 Jan 2010, 22:01

2. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


posted on 09 Jan 2010, 22:25

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


posted on 10 Jan 2010, 12:29

4. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 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.

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 16:17

6. sinfulta (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 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.

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 18:30

7. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Head over tohttp://www.spotwave.com/residential/learning/weak_indoor_signal.asp 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)

posted on 11 Jan 2010, 04:32

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

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

posted on 10 Jan 2010, 15:46

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

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

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