Verizon announced today the new 3G Network Extender from Samsung. The new model isn't a revolutionary step forward in the network extension market, but rather a moderate upgrade from the previous model available. The new 3G Network Extender boosts the simultaneous connections from four to six, which may or may not be enough to get someone to buy the new model.
Other features include the ability for the 3G Network Extender to offer EV-DO coverage as well, just in case you happen to be in an area where 3G coverage is non-existent. Samsung says that the device will work up to 40 feet around the device. Thankfully there aren't any monthly fees customers will have to pay to utilize the device, but there is a pretty steep initial fee: $249.99. If you're interested, you can order one now. Check out the full press release below for more information about the 3G Network Extender.
EXPAND YOUR 3G NETWORK: VERIZON WIRELESS 3G NETWORK EXTENDER NOW AVAILABLE
Newest In-Home Device By Samsung Enhances Both Calling & Data Capabilities
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The power to enhance wireless voice and data coverage at home is in customers' hands with the launch of the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender.
Beginning 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. Now, with the new Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender, customers can not only make calls and send text and picture messages, they can also download apps, browse the Web, send e-mails, download and play 3D games, and stream video using their home Internet connection.
Ideal for those customers who want to use their wireless devices in homes with structural barriers or homes located in remote, mountainous or hilly areas, the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender is easy to set up and can provide coverage within 40 feet of the Network Extender device.
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 replaces the original Verizon Wireless Network Extender, which was introduced in 2009. The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender can be purchased online at www.verizonwireless.com or by calling 1-800-256-4646. The price is $249.99 plus local taxes. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/networkextender.