Wednesday, 07 January 2009

Unfortunately, I'm not one of the customers that AT&T has apparently been reaching out to in their testing of in-home micro wireless stations. I wish I was, since I live in the sticks and barely get service at all on my AT&T wireless phone. This is exactly what I need: A broadband-connected device that gives you local 3G coverage in your home.

Ars Technica reports that AT&T has described the device this way:

"AT&T's new product is a small, security-enabled cellular base station that easily connects to your home DSL or Cable Internet, providing a reliable wireless signal for any 3G phone in every room of your house. The device allows you to have unlimited, nationwide Anytime Minutes for incoming or outgoing calls."

If anyone from AT&T happens to be reading, I'd be ecstatic to try the device out and provide detailed feedback. Feel free to contact me, my email and phone number are over in the sidebar. I'm just sayin' ... :-)

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Thursday, 08 January 2009 12:24:09 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
How about 2G phones. I so want one!
Thursday, 08 January 2009 12:25:12 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Wait. This is going over your in-home network? Can you make phone calls off this local wireless signal?
Thursday, 08 January 2009 12:29:01 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Exactly, Ben. It's a mini wireless phone "tower" that you put in your home, and it connects itself to AT&T's network using your broadband Internet connection. Perfect for people like me who have high speed Internet but no/poor mobile phone network coverage.
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