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pnh102
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Mount Airy, MD
reply to TheHelpful1

Re: Buy One Now If You Need It

Point.

I wouldn't mind the use of in-home boosters provided by the cell phone carrier, but these should be provided at no extra charge to the customer, as it compensating for a defect in the service.
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MyTechLife
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Perhaps they could offer them for free if it's left open for anyone to use, or a nominal charge if it's locked down for use only by the owner. I would be interested in how many femtocells the carriers could give away vs. the cost of permitting, constructing and maintaining 1 cell site.
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pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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Mount Airy, MD

said by MyTechLife:

Perhaps they could offer them for free if it's left open for anyone to use, or a nominal charge if it's locked down for use only by the owner. I would be interested in how many femtocells the carriers could give away vs. the cost of permitting, constructing and maintaining 1 cell site.

It should definitely not be free for anyone to use, as it is using a broadband subscriber's potentially capped bandwidth.
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aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to pnh102

said by pnh102:

Point.

I wouldn't mind the use of in-home boosters provided by the cell phone carrier, but these should be provided at no extra charge to the customer, as it compensating for a defect in the service.

Most carriers will provide one free of charge. As long as you show you get a crappy signal from them in your home, they will typically provide one for free.

But if you have a halfway decent signal, no one should be expecting the carrier to provide it for free, since it's not really needed.

Sammer

join:2005-12-22
Canonsburg, PA

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reply to pnh102

said by pnh102:

Point.

I wouldn't mind the use of in-home boosters provided by the cell phone carrier, but these should be provided at no extra charge to the customer, as it compensating for a defect in the service.

The carriers don't want to admit that there are defects in their networks that could be easily solved (at a cost to the carrier) by the use of micro-cells and femtocells. If they really cared about service rather than just the almighty dollar they would be doing more to improve service now. As stated by the previous poster if you complain loud enough ("squeaky wheel gets the grease") they may try to resolve the problem for no charge.

jeepwrang3

join:2011-02-24
North East, MD

Without a doubt. I've contacted Verizion about their shortcomings in my community. Provided everything possible to show that we're essentially in a deadzone. I was just offered a femtocell as a fix, at my costs. I would have gone ahead and said sure, but we dont even have broadband capable of providing the correct boost. AWESOME.


scooper

join:2000-07-11
Youngsville, NC
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reply to aaronwt

reallY ? Free ? to Any customer ?

Dream on ! I could really use one at my house (I only get Edge network from AT&T). and they DO NOT even offer them at any price for those of us that use only GoPhones !



aaronwt
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Woodbridge, VA

said by scooper:

reallY ? Free ? to Any customer ?

Dream on ! I could really use one at my house (I only get Edge network from AT&T). and they DO NOT even offer them at any price for those of us that use only GoPhones !

It sounds like if you get Edge network you are fine. You can make and receive calls. The carriers that will give you a free Femtocell won't do it if you get a signal. It's not about speed but the signal. If you basically have no signal, that is when you can get the Femtocell. But one or two bars is a decent enough signal.