Genius, land lines are the 1 thing that pretty much any can get in any part of the country. This gives everyone in lesser technically advanced parts of the country to catch up. Of course AT&T is going to make a few extra dollars, but hey I’m sure most people will agree that it’s a lot better than waiting for new tower to go up. Just wish I would have thought of it first.. -Greg
Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:45 AM PDT
The advent of femtocells is nothing short of fantastic. Think about it: A carrier has terrible service where you live or work, so what do you do about it? You get a device called a femtocell that will let you use your land-based broadband internet connection (that you pay another company for) to make calls and use data on your phone. Of course you don’t get a discount for using land-based broadband instead of your carrier’s cellular network, but you just mutter under your breath and fork over the cash anyway. The best part? Word on the street suggests AT&T — the final among the big four to bring a femtocell solution to market – will be charging $20 per month for the privilege of using another company’s land-based network as a band-aid for its crappy cell coverage in your area. Awesomeness. For those dying to fit into this scenario, the MicroSite is now live and a launch is imminent.
Thanks to everyone who sent this in!