If you are in the United States and are experiencing poor network coverage at home or at office over your AT&T network, there is likely to be a fix for that soon. An internal memo circulated by AT&T talks about a new offer starting January 23 that will offer free MicroCells – with no monthly fee attached – to customers pre-selected by AT&T who have been known to suffer from poor coverage.
The MicroCell shall be free to use with only the monthly cellular service charges to account for. However customers who cancel their account inside a year are liable to pay the equipment fee of $199.99 after deducting the monthly fee of $16.67 on a pro-rata basis.
AT&T’s new plan appears to target customers who are most likely to defect to another carrier. By offering free MicroCells for a year, not only will AT&T manage to retain these customers for an additional year, but will also be able to buy more time to improve infrastructure in these regions.
Having said that, this is still a rumor. So take this with a pinch of salt.