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How To: Improve Cell Service At Home

We’ve all been in those buildings that seemingly shut down our wireless devices to the outside world. The kind that you walk out of hours later, only to receive dozens of texts, app notifications, and missed calls. I like to call these “bunkers,” since they’re so impenetrable to the cellular signals we rely on, they might as well be built to withstand mortar attacks, as well.

While some only have to enter these structures every once in a while, others live in them on a daily basis. Not being able to use your cell phone in your own home can be extremely frustrating, especially when you’re paying almost $100 a month. Home Wi-Fi networks can at least keep you connected to your data, but you’re still out of luck for voice calls.

That is, unless you invest in a home femtocell.

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AT&T’s Free MicroCell Campaign Is Awesome.

It’s not often that I’ve been known to praise AT&T for anything, but this time I think they deserve some recognition.  The other day, I received an email from AT&T stating that I was eligible for a free MicroCell.  What is a MicroCell you ask?  A MicroCell is essentially mini cell phone tower for your home/business.  It promises up to 5 bars (I have consistently had 5 bars at all times) at all times and so far in my experience it has delivered just that.

It connects via your Internet connection over ethernet and is designed to support up to 4 simultaneous devices at once.  If you were to buy one, the device costs $130.  There’s no additional monthly fee, all phone calls use your existing minutes on your cell phone plan.  The AT&T MicroCell will only work with AT&T 3G phones and can be configured to support specific phones using the phone number associated with that device.

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