Why not just get a microcell instead of an expensive cell phone booster?

MicroCell works with most broadband service providers, including AT&T broadband. The AT&T MicroCell acts like a mini cell tower in your home and connects to your existing broadband Internet service. You receive improved cell signal performance for voice calls, texts, and cellular data applications like picture messaging and Web surfing. The signal range is approximately 40 feet from the base station (in all directions), or about 5,000 square feet.

For best performance, minimum speeds of 1.5Mbps downstream and 256Kbps upstream are recommended.

Satellite and wireless broadband are not compatible.


Improved coverage –Get more bars for voice and data in your home or office.

No monthly fees –Use the minutes and data from your existing wireless plan.

Increased security –You control who accesses your MicroCell.

Simple management –Device settings are online and at your fingertips.


Key Features:

Increased Signal Strength - Experience strong network performance right in your home. Get more bars in areas where some users could experience a weaker signal due to home construction or geography.

Best for both Home and Office - The MicroCell means never worrying about missed business calls. Plus, adding Unlimited MicroCell Calling gives you extra peace of mind. Control costs and still talk as long as you want inside the office. 

Unlimited Calling Plan - Add the Unlimited MicroCell Calling feature and your whole family can enjoy unlimited domestic calling. Start calls on your MicroCell and continue them on the go without using up minutes.

Important Note:

Wi-Fi is the optimal solution for home mobile data use, and doesn't count against your mobile data usage bucket. When using 3G data services through your MicroCell instead of Wi-Fi, standard data rates apply. MicroCell operation requires an AT&T 3G or 4G wireless device and Internet access service of at least 1.5Mbps downstream/256Kbps upstream. Device not compatible with satellite broadband services. Not intended for sale or use in homes or areas with strong wireless signal strength. Strong wireless signal strength may adversely affect MicroCell performance. For use with AT&T wireless devices only; not compatible with other wireless systems. Usage generated by MicroCell counts toward your wireless data usage plan limit and may be subject to applicable charges from your ISP. The maximum coverage of the AT&T MicroCell is approximately 40 feet. Actual coverage will be limited by the density of obstructions. Calls will transfer to a cell tower if you leave the MicroCell coverage area, but calls may drop if you return to the MicroCell coverage area.

Installing near a window is strongly recommended to ensure access to Global Positioning System (GPS). A GPS link is needed to verify the device location during initial startup.

MicroCell unit may be moved if new location is within an AT&T authorized service area and properly registered online.

Calls transfer out, but do not transfer in. Calls transfer from the AT&T MicroCell to the strongest available AT&T tower signal. Calls connected on the cell tower do not transfer to the MicroCell.

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Comments (1)

  1. lader1957

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    March 25, 2017