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Verizon Femtocell by Samsung revealed in FCC filing

Verizon Femtocell by Samsung revealed in FCC filing

Prepare for the second-coming of the Samsung femtocell, last seen on the SlashGear test bench as the Sprint AIRAVE and now, revealed courtesy of the FCC, coming in a new Darth-style suit to Verizon Wireless.  Despite cosmetic changes, the principle is the same: plug the femtocell into your broadband connection and it creates its own little bubble of CDMA coverage, within which your Verizon cellphone is king.

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Verizon Wireless Network Extender femtocell coming January 25th for $250

Verizon Wireless Network Extender femtocell coming January 25th for $250

Having stopped by the FCC back in November, the newly-named Verizon Wireless Network Extender has now shown up in some staff briefing documents complete with a January 25th expected release date.  Still rocking its Darth livery, underneath lurks the same Samsung femtocell as Sprint used in their AIRAVE; hooked up to your broadband connection, it creates your own personal CDMA cloud ideal for making calls in areas previously lacking Verizon coverage.

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AT&T 3G MicroCell femtocell revealed: big coverage, big price

AT&T 3G MicroCell femtocell revealed: big coverage, big price

This smug woman would love to tell you all the reasons why AT&T's Y-shaped 3G MicroCell is going to change the way you use your cellphone at home, just don't ask her when you can buy it or for how much.  Ma Bell's new femtocell promises - just like the Sprint AIRAVE and Verizon Network Extender - to set up your own mini access point at your home or office, in this case capable of carrying both voice calls, messages and data over your broadband connection.

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Vodafone Access Gateway femtocell announced

Vodafone Access Gateway femtocell announced

Vodafone UK have become the latest carrier to offer a femtocell, and the first in Europe to do so.  The Vodafone Access Gateway connects to a subscriber's home or office broadband connection and creates a local "3G cloud" of coverage; up to four Vodafone 3G handsets can use this at any one time, with their calls and data routed over the broadband.

 

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Verizon Hub E! and National Geographic content announced

Verizon Hub E! and National Geographic content announced

Verizon Wireless have released a mass of new information about the Verizon Hub, which officially launched at the beginning of the month.  We now know that not only will the Hub act as a femtocell - bridging Verizon Wireless cellphone calls across the home broadband connection - but that content from E! Entertainment and National Geographic will be available to view on the 7-inch touchscreen of the "communication command center".  Finally, more details have emerged about the interaction between the Hub and the VZ Navigator GPS service.

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Verizon Wireless Network Extender launches: $250 upfront, no service fees

Verizon Wireless Network Extender launches: $250 upfront, no service fees

Verizon's femtocell, the Network Extender, has been officially launched, and at first glance it's a far better deal than Sprint's rival AIRAVE.  Although the two units themselves are basically identical - promising to create your own CDMA mini-network, by routing cellphone calls and data over your broadband connection when Verizon's own network is insufficient - the difference comes in the pricing.  The Verizon Wireless Network Extender is priced at $249.99, but after that there are no monthly fees.

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