AT&T 3G MicroCell Review

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viscara

Are you kidding me pay more for a service to a company that should be providing that service for what you are already paying for? Should I pay for cable TV service for 150 channels and then only receive 50 channels and then be asked by the cable company to pay for another box to get those 100 channels I already pay for in addition? Again we just bend over and say to ATT "Thank you sir may I have another"

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Tin Ear Tom

...regarding the statement "it can’t create AT&T coverage in an area that has none." Since mid-summer, I've had it in place in a rural canyon with absolutely no cell service. We've lived here over 20 years, and had resigned ourselves to the reality that service would never happen for us - tower signals simply can't get down to our property. But the Microcell works perfectly through our DSL connection.

Also, if you have more than one 3G phone on your account, you can probably get a discount on a Microcell (possibly even get it for free). Never hurts to ask.

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Loup407

Doesn't everyone live in a "fringe area" for AT&T? But I digress....I've had one of these since they first became available in the Front Range of Colorado. It worked pretty much as you described until iOS4. Since then, there have been a number of issues with the MCell, as evidenced by the active thread on AT&T users forum.
(http://forums.wireless.att.com/t5/AT-T-3G-MicroCell/3G-Microcell-calls-rapidly-quot-skip-quot/m-p/2011567)

Since iOS4 there are a number of issues with dropped calls and "skipping" of the voice signal. AT&T replaced my M-Cell once, which made no difference whatsoever. If you visit the thread on their forum, you'll see how calling their c/s does little good.
When it works, it's great; but you'd better get used to being very frustrated.

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