April 11th 2012 4:09 pm

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AnandTech says:

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If you're stuck in a location with absolutely no coverage, the 3G MicroCell is undoubtedly going to improve coverage, and to that extent, it does what it's supposed to do. quote


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Critic reviews

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    8.0
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6.0
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9.0
Gizmodo Apr 12, 2010

It's nothing short of revelatory, to suddenly have full reception where there was none, to make calls where one couldn't before. ... There is a philosophical problem though: Should you buy a device that makes a service you already pay for simply work the way it's supposed to?

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9.0
GigaOM Oct 8, 2009

Overall, I am very pleased with the AT&T 3G MicroCell and give it the highest praise an Apple devotee can: it just works! Sure, there’s a $150 price tag on service AT&T should already provide, but it’s a price that I and many other long-suffering iPhone users will no doubt we willing to pay.

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8.0
PC World Apr 21, 2010

The AT&T 3G MicroCell largely (but not 100 percent reliably) delivers on its promise of excellent 3G coverage indoors, if you're willing to pay.

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8.0
AnandTech Apr 1, 2010

If you're stuck in a location with absolutely no coverage, the 3G MicroCell is undoubtedly going to improve coverage, and to that extent, it does what it's supposed to do.

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8.0
Macworld May 18, 2010

Overall, the AT&T 3G MicroCell does appear capable of improving service in the home, but not without occasional glitches. ... I’m not completely thrilled with it, but on balance it seems to help my service more than it hurts.

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10
WPCentral Jun 22, 2010

The AT&T Microcell isn't for everyone. If you're satisfied with (or can live with) your current signal reception, then you shouldn't bother with the Microcell. However, if your home or office location sucks wind with regards to signal reception, the Microcell is a good way to go.

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8.0
MSN May 5, 2010

The MicroCell worked well for watching online videos and surfing the Web, giving the iPhone a heartier and more reliable data connection than it previously had in my apartment. ... Asking customers to shell out to improve something they're already paying for is just macro unreasonable.

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9.0
cjtylr cjtylr

AT&T gave me a discount on one of these after repeatedly complaining about the reception at my home. It works exactly as advertised. Plug it in near a window, activate it online, and within 90 minutes I was up and running. The range is surprisingly good (5 bars 50 feet from its location),...

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9.0
Mindlessmark07 Mindlessmark07

I have been using the microcell for almost a year now and I love it. Prior to purchasing the device I had no reception at all. The best part is that after threatening AT&T that I would need to cancel my contract with them because of my reception issues, they lowered the price to $50. I was...

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8.0
jlinaschke jlinaschke

If you live in an area with minimal or no AT&T coverage, then this is a godsend. I wish the range was a little better; I have it in my home office and sometimes if I'm on the back porch, it'll switch to the local cell tower, which will invariably drop my call after a few minutes. For some...

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3.0
Mdopps Mdopps

If you want to use it, you have to register a specific address (wait up to 90 minutes), while it checks via Satelite (device must be near a window) to see if you are at that exact address before it let's you use the internet for calls. Yes the device gives full signal strength, however I...

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1.0
mentor972 mentor972

I only give a 1 rating if something is completely useless, and this was. The problem is latency. Even with a solid, 30down/5up cable internet connection we couldn't get this to work. When talking to clients on the phone I need a quality connection with zero latency. Audibly there was about 1 one...

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