T-Mobile brings a mini 4G LTE cell tower right into your home or office with its 4G LTE CellSpot

T-Mobile brings a mini 4G LTE cell tower right into your home or office with its 4G LTE CellSpot
How would you like to have an LTE cell tower right in your own home or office? T-Mobile is "Amping" up Un-carrier 7.0 by becoming the first mobile operator to offer a femtocell with 3G/4G service and VoLTE capabilities. Called the T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot, it covers 3000 square feet with T-Mobile's 4G LTE signal. And your phone will have all of its signal bars lit up.

Besides VoLTE, the 4G LTE CellSpot will allow users to use HD voice, advanced messaging, video calling, and fast data. Unlike the Wi-Fi CellSpot Router that was the focus of Un-carrier 7.0, the new femtocell does more than just offer calls and texts over Wi-Fi. The 4G LTE CellSpot will bring the entire T-Mobile network experience to your home or office. 16 callers at one time can use the signal generated by the device.


The 4G LTE CellSpot measures 8.5-inches x 8.5-inches x 1.3-inches, so you can find a place for it anywhere. All you need to do is connect it to the internet, plug it in, and you're ready to go. The device will be available from T-Mobile stores starting on Wednesday, at no cost to Simple Choice subscribers. A $25 deposit is required.

source: T-Mobile

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41 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's Pretty Cool.

18. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What's the difference between connection to a femtocell like this, and just using a Wi-Fi connection for Wi-Fi calling ????? Thanks in advance.

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nothing But The Price. 3000sqf Router Would Cost You $60+ But This Will Only Cost You $25.

24. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Tmobile sends people free Asus AC1900's. It's a pretty bad ass router. All you have to do is ask and they'll send you one for free. Just have to send it back if you cancel you service. I don't get the difference...

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah That's A Badass Router If T-mobile Will Send You That For Free, Then IDK Why They Even Have This Cellspot Mini Cell Tower s**t.

35. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I haven't a clue either! When They offered to send me a router I thought OK they'll probably send me some POS router. I opened the box and it was a brand new Asus AC1900 with t-mobile branding on it. I have a netgear Nighthawk along with it. Never expected them to send a $200 router I can tell you that. I have a 2 story house with a basement. My Nighthawk on the second floor on one side and the Asus in the basement on the other side. I am one happy camper. 10/10 for tmobile I tell you what! I never miss a call anymore. Zero signal inside my house 3 bars lte outside....stupid aluminum siding.

40. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

As a follow-up....this hasn't actually been announced yet. Just called t-mobile tech support and they weren't able to give me any info about it. Won't be announced until the forth or the 14 of this month according to him...

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I've had one thru AT&T for at least a year.. This still doesn't help their awful coverage areas

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The One From At&T Isn't The Same. And T-mobile's Coverage Isn't Awful, Well Anymore LOL, Just Go To Their Site And See For Yourself (I Was Surprised)

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Why do you capitalize your first letter of every word?

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Cause I Like It.

43. Brewski

Posts: 660; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

bECAUSE hE'S rETARDED.

6. true1984

Posts: 861; Member since: May 23, 2012

their site means nothing, its still pretty bad. better than it used to be but unless you live in a mtropolitan area it isnt that great

9. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

Not true. I live in a small rural central Florida county. I get 4 to 5 bars of 4G-LTE through 90-95% of the entire county. The nearest metro area is 2+ hours away.

31. true1984

Posts: 861; Member since: May 23, 2012

I live a half hour away from a metro area and I only get lte while I'm actually there. Also while I'm there, Sprint is faster

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Live In A Small Town And Coverage Is Great. Nearest City Metro Area Is Over An Hour Away From Where I Live.

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Is it not a micro cell that uses your WiFi for LTE? Also their coverage is still not close to being acceptable for anyone that travels around the country for work.

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My Point Is At&T Only Seals A Wifi Booster LOL. And Not To Many People Have A Job That Requires Them To Leave The State They Live In.

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Looking at the map it is clear that if you live in the city you are fine but otherwise it's clearly spotty

22. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Well I Don't Live In The City And Its Not Spotty.

8. talon95

Posts: 980; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

This isn't a signal booster.

11. talon95

Posts: 980; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

And, No, you haven't had one of these before. No one has. It turns your cable connection into a 4G tower, so it does in fact provide a signal where there was absolutely nothing before.

19. andynaija

Posts: 1243; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

So basically do you need cable connection that you already pay for (Comcast, Time-Warner etc.)? Or you just walk into a house/apt. and just plug it into a random coaxial connection you see?

44. talon95

Posts: 980; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Well, any live ethernet port that you can legally plug into that has enough bandwidth. I don't know if it contains a modem, I doubt it. And if you don't control IP assignment or the firewall you might not just be able to plug it in anywhere, but I wouldn't be surprised if you can just take it to the library and plug it in. Just don't be surprised when 15 other T-mobile customers get on and are also using bandwidth.

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is great for BYOD that don't support wifi calling, and are to far from a tower for their normal RS3 Booster to repeat it. I know of many that will want this for their home in more rural areas. Especially 2G areas, because it creates its own LTE bubble independent of any tower. As well it can handle 16 active calls.

45. SteveDoes

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

I have an international Samsung Galaxy S6. Wifi calling is not supported on mine. You sure it would work?

46. andynaija

Posts: 1243; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Yes because it will provide a cellular signal for your phone.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

ah, well it seemed like a decent purchase/lease from the title until you get to the part where you need home internet. It would be amazing if it could just work from electricity, would be a life saver when traveling outside of the city.

17. talon95

Posts: 980; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

That's a Sat phone. Electricity is what your phone already uses its battery for in order to crate a signal. If you mean plug into an AC outlet and have it travel back through the converter into a high power transmission line back to a city with a receiver... that's another thing entirely.

28. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

the latter is exactly what I strive for. I have an inverter for either batteries or a 12 volt cigarette lighter, which could easily power up this thing.

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