[internetworkers] cell phone repeater recommendations?

Michael Czeiszperger michael at czeiszperger.org
Thu Feb 19 14:38:24 EST 2009


On Feb 19, 2009, at 2:36 PM, Cristóbal Palmer wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Ron Thigpen <ron at fuzzsonic.com>  
> wrote:
>> As a possible alternative, I understand that AT&T is kicking off a  
>> new
>> device/service, called 'femtocell' that might fit the need.   
>> Basically,
>> it's a device that acts as a tiny cell base station in your home.
>
> Verizon and T-Mobile already have analogous offerings.
>
> The t-mob version is basically a wifi access point (you have to have a
> compatible handset), and the Verizon one is more like what you
> describe. ATT should get with the times. :)



Why would anyone want one if they have good reception?  Is it somehow  
cheaper than using up mobile phone minutes?

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Michael Czeiszperger
Chapel Hill, NC

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