Update: Verizon has launched the Wireless Network Extender for $249.99 and will only be charging for the unit itself.Â Unlike the Sprint Airave, there are no additional monthly fees associated with use of the Extender while also allowing for either open access or priority access to Verizon Wireless subscribers.
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New launch information has surfaced on Verizon’s intentions to release a femtocell direct to consumers who wish to improve indoor coverage.
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The Verizon Wireless Network Extender (sourced from Samsung) will launch on January 25th through retail stores and online for $249.99.Â It features identical functionality to Sprint’s Airave with the capability to allow three simultaneous handsets, a dedicated fourth channel for emergency calling, and GPS location to ensure the device is being used within the country and coverage area.
The biggest difference between Verizon and Sprint however, is price.Â Verizon will be charging $249.99 for the device with no immediate word on any monthly fees, while Sprint charges $99.99 for the Airave with additional monthly access fees.
7 responses to “Verizon to Launch Femtocell on January 25th (Updated)”
Please hurry with the follow ups, dying to see the MRC if any
Working on it, but I’m not getting any concrete info on my end quite yet.
I can’t believe they make us pay for thier lack of service. What a scam!
I dont think these devices are scam at all. They are for people who live in a bad area or live in a building that has interference with the signal. Thats like saying that charging people for chargers are a scam because how dare they make us pay for charging our phones!
If the rumor that vzw isn’t charging to use minutes with the better coverage then it’s not a scam, what Sprint is doing is. That’s my honest opinion
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