Those of you “Cell phone Signal Badithulu” on Sprint and ATT can buy this new thing called “Femtocell” to fix the signal issue at your home. Some of you tech savvy Teluglobe readers might already know about SPRINT Airave which has been around for at least 2 years. Currently SPRINT gives it for free.
For those on ATT, you are getting a Femtocell in mid April 2010. Talk to ATT and ask about this tower if you have signal issues using your iPhone. It will cost your $ 150.00.
Basically the Femtocell is a GSM/ CDMA tower (depends on your carrier) which covers 2000 feet area with a good signal. It is simple to install. Power it on. Connect the tower to your router via ethernet cable. Hook the GPS tracking cable to the back of the tower. Bingo. You just installed a cell tower in your home. The way it works is no different than a regular tower. A cell phone is always connected to a nearest tower. So at your home, your phone connects to the nearest tower, which is your Femtocell. The call you make from your cellphone is now routed via this tower. The mini tower will convert your voice signal to VOIP and routes it further. The only issue here is you must have a broadband connection. Which means you have to pay for the internet. I am sure most of us have broadband connections at home. So no worries there. On the positive side you will have a solid cellphone connection. sometimes it feels ridiculous to create infrastructure on your own rather than the cellphone provider doing it. But it works.
If you are on Verizon, hello can you hear me ? You don’t need this one.