If you’re suffering from less bars in more places, AT&T may have a solution coming soon. According to Zacks Equity Research, the second largest US wireless carrier is close to unveiling the nation’s first 3G femtocell.
Femtocell is a mini cell tower in a box about the size of a small laptop. It connects to a cell provider using your broadband internet and boosts your phone’s bars while indoors.
AT&T says the technology will provide low-cost, unlimited in-home voice calling and lower monthly phone bills. The device supports up to 10 cell phones at once.
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The company has been running trials of the system in several test markets. A nationwide rollout is expected by the end of 2009.