The new solution to the fact that I get 3 bars of signal in the middle of nowhere, but half a bar in my living room in Madison, WI? Femtocells. Pay $150 and get a device that turns your cell call into VoIP… From the NY Times:
Even though the calls would be offloaded to an Internet service provider, AT&T customers would be charged for the minutes of phone service in their existing wireless plans unless they pay an extra $20 a month for unlimited calling.
So AT&T wants you to pay $150 for the device, $40/month for DSL from someone else, then is going to charge you to use the DSL for your call? Unbelievable.
And why, for those prices, wouldn’t you just buy a cell repeater? Or use something like Line2/Toktumi off your iPhone?
The CDMA/Verizon iPhone cannot come too soon.