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Sprint to have a 3G femtocell before AT&T

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Jul 2009, 08:13

Sprint's VP of device and technology development has said his company will be first to offer a commercial 3G femtocell…

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

WHOot! Go Sprint!

posted on 02 Jul 2009, 10:25

2. VDubb (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Dec 2008)

Why would they need this? EVDO does nothing to enhance voice quality (unlike 3G for AT&T), so this seems unnecessary since most people use this in their home and they have a PC w/ broadband readily available for use. - VDubb

posted on 02 Jul 2009, 10:40

3. cheech4 (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)

simple, it would be great for those who do not have WIFI capable phones to get 3G speeds where signal strength can be restricted like in a building.

posted on 02 Jul 2009, 16:29

6. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

It may be faster for someone to use their phone to look something up on the internet, maybe they don't have a laptop and want to watch tv and surf the internet, or maybe they use an online application on their phone that requires faster data.

posted on 02 Jul 2009, 12:11

4. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Verizon has this already.

posted on 02 Jul 2009, 16:18

5. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

Verizon doesn't offer 3G over their femtocell. Also I'm not overly impressed with it so far.

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