Are you from one of those familiar localities where it is a pain to make calls or send text messages from inside your homes? Verizon has launched their new 3G Network Extender that will help turn your home internet connection into a mini cell-site thereby letting you make calls and download apps from inside your home even when the 3G signal is poor.
“The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender, a “mini-cell site” manufactured by Samsung Mobile, is about the size of a wireless router box or woman’s purse and routes Verizon Wireless calls through the customer’s home broadband Internet connection. Up to six Verizon Wireless customers can use their phones and monthly plans to place calls and access data using the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender.
The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender is easy to set up and can provide coverage within 40 feet of the Network Extender device.”
This is pretty similar to the 3G Microcell offered by rival AT&T. However, unlike their foe, Verizon has decided not to charge users a monthly bill for routing calls over their home internet. Quite sensibly, the device will be available at a one-time price of $249.99. That’s expensive but that’s the price for not being able to make calls from inside your homes.