ATT gives aways 3G MicroCells to poor coverage subscribers

first_imgAT&T has been plagued by customer complaints of poor coverage and dropped calls in certain areas. Now that the company is getting some competition from Verizon Wireless when the carrier launches their own iPhone, it seems that AT&T is thinking outside of the box.To retain customers it is improving coverage one area at a time through the use of 3G MicroCell technology. MicroCell technology is like a mini cell phone tower which can be installed in the home or office which improves signal strength for voice and data calls through the utilization of a broadband connection. AT&T’s 3G MicroCells can improve coverage for up to four simultaneous users in an area of up to 5,000 square feet.MicroCell stations are something which a subscriber typically has to shell out money for, but AT&T has decided to assist what it calls its top 7.5% of customers that are likely to experience poor in-building coverage by giving them a free MicroCell.Though customers won’t have to shell out any cash for the equipment they do need to commit to continuing their AT&T service for at least the next 12 months. If a customer who receives a MicroCell cancels early and does not return the equipment, they will be billed up to $199.99 taken at a rate of $16.67 per month. If you’re lucky enough to be selected to pick up one of these free MicroCells, keep in mind there is only one per account and the device is non-transferable.Read more at Endgadget and AT&Tlast_img read more