Alright folks, this is a big one for wireless customers everywhere who live in signally disadvantaged areas (i.e. homes with structural barriers or homes located in remote, mountainous or hilly areas), though I’m sure AT&T customers would appreciate this capability much more. Starting today, customers who live in homes where location, geography, or structural conditions interfere with reception can use the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender to instantly enhance the signal on their Verizon Wireless phones and smartphones. By utilizing the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender, customers will be able to make calls, send text and picture messages, download apps, browse the Web, send e-mails, download and play 3D games, and stream video using their home Internet connection.
The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender, a “mini-cell site” manufactured by Samsung Mobile, is about the size of a wireless router box or woman’s purse and routes Verizon Wireless calls through the customer’s home broadband Internet connection. Up to six Verizon Wireless customers can use their phones and monthly plans to place calls and access data using the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender. Customers can also use My Verizon (www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon ) to set up a list of preferred users who will have access to their Network Extender. Customers do not need to update their plans or add minutes and will incur no additional monthly charges for using the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender.
The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender will start cost $249.99 plus local taxes. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/networkextender .