Verizon Wireless expected to offer Network Extender femtocell on January 25th

Verizon Wireless expected to offer Network Extender femtocell on January 25th
Having problems getting a Verizon Wireless signal at home or in the office? Do your conversations over the Verizon network sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies with crackling and popping? Expected to be offered at Verizon Wireless stores and Big Red's web site on January 25th, the VZW Network Extender connects into most broadband modems to give you up to 5,000 square feet of enhanced cellular coverage. Calls will be clearer without the interference from electrical items. The device, working with all Verizon wireless phones and plans, supports up to three cellphones at one time with one channel available for emergency calls. Packaged with the Extender is a 10 foot Ethernet cable, power supply cables, an external GPS antenna and 23 foot cable, and guide books. The retail price is expected to be $249.99. Verizon will now join Sprint as the latter carrier offered their AIRAVE femtocell device last August. This device will really eliminate any "Dead Zones" for VZW customers.

source: Engadget



1. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Everyone seams to be going that way. I think its a good idea for any network.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what about if you live in a densely populated area? it says you can only make 3 phone calls at once?

3. Dexter

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

If you live in a densely populated area chances are you don't need this device. But I agree, can it be programmed to support only certain numbers. I don't want my neighbors to be boxing me out of my own equipment.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree. i live in a kinda upper class neighborhood on a hill and we get 1-2 bars or sometimes none, if its in my pocket. ive never once had no service though. at&t is no better :-(

5. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

vzw has the best coverage! dont think it worth $250 to have 4bars nstead of 1-2bars. they need to be leaders not followers...followin sprit wtf!

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

like i said sometimes none. and i occasionally lose calls too. its a lot better when the leaves are off the trees tho

7. T-Money3000 unregistered

Yea dude chill! VZW is awesome but for those customers that have 6 lines and a prepaid line for the dog need coverage just as much as the other guy with a month to month contract! I've heard Marine Repeaters work for some ppl but this device is awesome. The only thing is it doesn't support Rev A right now. Does Sprint's version support it? Anyone?

8. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

VZ is already working out the kinks on a newER model that will support REV A and will work with Mobile Broadband cards as well

9. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

work with broadband cards how? like you plug the broadband card in and get reception, or you use this device to get reception with your broadband card? You need hi-speed internet for this to work whats the point of using a broadband card when your at your house with your hi-speed internet??

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