Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, 07:27
Category: Hardware, News, wireless
This could be helpful.
Wireless carrier T-Mobile is taking another crack at beefing up users’ connections by providing miniature cell towers that can be installed in homes.
The company is now providing its 4G LTE CellSpot tower, which operates in a range of 3,000 square feet and allows up to 16 devices on T-Mobile’s network to connect automatically for voice calls (including voice over LTE), text messages, and data.
This is one of three solutions T-Mobile offers to subscribers with poor connectivity at home or at work. The carrier’s Wi-Fi CellSpot can route calls and texts over a local Wi-Fi network, while a 4G LTE CellSpot Signal Booster helps amplify a weak signal inside of buildings by creating a new signal altogether. The new 4G LTE CellSpot doesn’t require a Wi-Fi network, nor does it need an indoor cellular signal.
The tech notes on the CellSpot are a little thin and T-Mobile has yet to answer press inquiries as to whether the company has widened its network to previously unlicensed Wi-Fi bands.
T-Mobile says the new CellSpot is ideal for small businesses, but it’ll also be available for home users with any postpaid plan starting November 4. The unit is essentially free, the company asking for only a refundable US$25 deposit.
If nothing else, this boosts your signal inside your home. Which is never a bad thing.