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Engadget is reporting that one of its readers, Jason, received a letter from AT&T offering him a free 3G MicroCell with no strings attached. He brought the letter to the store and sure enough it was honored, even thought the sales team was baffled as to why he got it. The letter addresses Jason...

July 12th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Completing a phased roll-out that kicked off back in April, AT&T has finally gotten around to launching its 3G MicroCell in all of its markets, giving the entire customer base some flexibility when "more bars in more places" doesn't happen to include your place. Interestingly, the announcement...

June 22nd 2010 at 2:53pm 0 Comments
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Sadly, I'm one of the poor souls who has close to zero cell coverage in my house. It's partly the way my home is constructed, and partly because the city fathers in the area I live in are going real slow about approving new cell towers. The result is that I usually have one bar displayed on my iPh...

May 12th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Unless you've been in one of a few key test markets, you've been pretty much out of luck boosting your AT&T signal in the comfortable confines of your home since the 3G MicroCell first launched -- until now. Starting in the middle of next month in a deployment that spans "several" months, custo...

March 24th 2010 at 3:13pm 0 Comments
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We've previously written about AT&T's MicroCell device and service here at TUAW. It's a tiny cell tower that you plug into your home cable or DSL connection to boost your phone reception. This is particularly handy for those with home offices who may currently be plagued with poor reception on t...

February 26th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It may not be the news that folks in some particularly problematic areas have been waiting for, but AT&T has now announced that it's finally expanded availability of its 3G MicroCell beyond its initial testbed cities like Raleigh and Charlotte. The new markets apparently include some additional...

February 25th 2010 at 4:26pm 0 Comments
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AT&T exec #1: You know, our network's really getting slammed with all these people using their unlimited data plans to download things and do stuff online all the time. Any ideas how we can fix it? AT&T exec #2: We could put out more WiFi hotspots. People seem to use those. Sometimes. AT&a...

December 17th 2009 at 12:55pm 0 Comments