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

42. diyi75

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Good step in right direction, but without security, anyone can tap in.

38. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

So how does this work? Does every T-Mobile handset within range automatically lock on as if it was a normal cell tower with strongest signal or does it have any kind of security so users have to login to access the service?

41. andynaija

Posts: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Yes any T-mobile customer within range of this mini tower will get signal. It's the same as the huge towers but around your home, the further away from your home/business they are, it will reflect in decreasing signal bars on the phones. It's not a WiFi router so there's no type of security/log in key.

33. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Jailbroken iPad Air 1. Tetherme. AT&T unlimited iPad data plan active since 2010.

30. blueyzfr6

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

What is the difference between that and the "Personal CellSpot" I currently have??

25. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Great now people near my house who also have T-Mo can start sapping my data that I pay for with Comcast. As of now, Comcast hasn't started instituting a data cap on me yet, but if they do, then I can imagine someone using MY DATA to stream so they don't waste their data allowance on their own home broadband line.

14. pa_follow

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 21, 2015

I don't think ISP's will like this.

16. talon95

Posts: 1012; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

No, but compared to Netflix this is a drop in the bucket. Voice is already going over WIFI and when you're home your data is already going over WIFI so having an SMS and a little more VoLTE won't make much difference. Maybe for some businesses that can now provide inside 4G to their metal wear-house with 200 employees they will see a little spike in data but that's what unlimited cable/fiber is for.

20. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I agree but I'm sure they hate my household.. Checked my data use thru time warner and last month I used 240 gig

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; 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: 1012; 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: 4364; 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.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Of course you are literally creating a LTE signal band like a tower outside. A tower outside doesnt just use power, it has a big arse network cable on it. This is literally mimicking what is outside your home, in a small personal spot that can hold up to 16 phone calls at once. You want that, they do have an LTE booster, but it needs the signal from somewhere, and it relies on that tower to gain the signal. But in areas where the Tower is simply to far for the booster to actually work, this is huge. Or how about BYOD that dont have wifi calling? Dont put this tech into such a narrow view.

29. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I travel too much to be concerned about a single location. I don't even have home internet, being that I just tether (have yet to get busted through my passport with t mobile), but a signal boost on the go would be nice.

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: 1268; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

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: 3951; 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: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Cause I Like It.

43. Brewski

Posts: 739; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

bECAUSE hE'S rETARDED.

6. true1984

Posts: 871; 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: 871; 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: 3951; 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: 3951; 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: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

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