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TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: November 02, 2015 05:31PM
I'm chatting right now with ATT agent. They said they would send me a free cell extender for our house where we have never had a cell signal inside. We get LTE on TMobile. Get this cell extender while you can!



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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 02, 2015 05:59PM
Are you saying that T-Mo is giving away free extenders? My understanding is they charge 300-400 deposit for that.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: abevilac
Date: November 02, 2015 07:15PM
I saw the Tmob extender for a $25 deposit- so sorta free.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: November 02, 2015 07:20PM
$25, then you get it back. My ATT extender is shipping! Free! And, all because of tmobile



That old man - he don't think like no old man...
Now I wouldn't want to be within 400 - 500 yards of one of them nuclear bombs when it goes off! WW1 Vet Old Man
"He's pinned under an outcropping of rock. Lucky for him, the rock kept the dirt from burying him alive."
If idiots could fly, this place would be an airport. And I'd be a TSA agent.
A bonified member of The Mystic Knights of The Sea, George P. Stevens, President. Andy Brown, Treasurer, Algonquin J. Calhoun, Legal Consultant.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2015 07:21PM by GuyGene.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: rouderon
Date: November 02, 2015 07:33PM
Is 'cell extender' the same thing as AT&T's MicroCell?
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: November 02, 2015 07:38PM
Yes, that's it.



That old man - he don't think like no old man...
Now I wouldn't want to be within 400 - 500 yards of one of them nuclear bombs when it goes off! WW1 Vet Old Man
"He's pinned under an outcropping of rock. Lucky for him, the rock kept the dirt from burying him alive."
If idiots could fly, this place would be an airport. And I'd be a TSA agent.
A bonified member of The Mystic Knights of The Sea, George P. Stevens, President. Andy Brown, Treasurer, Algonquin J. Calhoun, Legal Consultant.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: November 02, 2015 07:39PM
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rouderon
Is 'cell extender' the same thing as AT&T's MicroCell?

I believe so. I've had my MicroCell for a few years now and it works wonderfully well.



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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: rouderon
Date: November 02, 2015 08:16PM
Was hoping it was something new. I have an M-cell and have to restart it every couple of days. AT&T says it's a problem on my internet provider's end. I'm on my 3rd M-cell :-(
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 02, 2015 08:17PM
Remember that micro-cells need a GPS fix, so the can't be sequestered away from windows.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: November 03, 2015 01:32AM
Beware

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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: DP
Date: November 03, 2015 06:54AM
Guy-what did you say to AT&T? "Hi, TMobile is giving away an extender so can I get one for free, too?" I'll get one too if it's that easy!





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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 03, 2015 07:52AM
Watch those cellphone data caps, too. Using one of these things from either Tmobile or AT&T won't alleviate that, even though you'd also be using your home's ISP.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 03, 2015 09:02AM
If I read the ars article right:

The T-Mo unit uses both cellular and WiFi data
Any T-Mo user in range can use the extender
ATT's version allows control of cellular access

Is there a service that allows WiFi calling from a cell phone and doesn't use cellular data? Or minutes?

The article says T-Mo doesn't do well indoors. But I get five dots on my iPM with the 200MB SIM, and only two, sometimes three dots on my ATT 5s.

I wonder if that from a T-Mo tower or if someone nearby has an extender. The 3000' range would easily let me hitchhike off a neighbor. I wouldn't want to be fooled and switch to T-Mo and then they drop them.






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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 03, 2015 10:09AM
I could have really used WiFi calling on Verizon three years ago. The T-Mobile MicroCell would have been enough for me to switch back then, assuming I could have set up a bandwidth limit on the port so no more than one other person could have made a call at the same time. I tried for six months to get Verizon to give me a MicroCell, but even though I had at least one call a week fail, they said I had to pay full price.



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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 03, 2015 10:44AM
I tried for six months to get Verizon to give me a MicroCell, but even though I had at least one call a week fail, they said I had to pay full price.

I guess that without some pull somewhere, somehow, no matter how much you complain, if there records don't show a problem, no extender for you!

I *assume* they can check performance for your number, in that they know if a call dropped, and if it was at your end or the other.

I'm still tempted to [try to] get an ATT unit to fix the two dots situation. If it's not free, I can live without it.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.




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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 03, 2015 11:04AM
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RAMd®d
... The article says T-Mo doesn't do well indoors. ...

There's nothing inherently weak about any of the carriers indoors. The only reason anyone would get a microcell from their carrier is because their home is on the edge of decent coverage, and walking indoors makes it bad enough that it doesn't work well.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 03, 2015 12:43PM
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RAMd®d
ATT's version allows control of cellular access

Yes, you have to enter the #s that you want to have access into your account. You can do this yourself online.

And they have to be AT&T or compatible phones. I have Straight Talk, but it uses AT&T towers and it does work on an AT&T microcell.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/03/2015 12:45PM by Lux Interior.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: November 03, 2015 05:13PM
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deckeda
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RAMd®d
... The article says T-Mo doesn't do well indoors. ...

There's nothing inherently weak about any of the carriers indoors. The only reason anyone would get a microcell from their carrier is because their home is on the edge of decent coverage, and walking indoors makes it bad enough that it doesn't work well.

The relative lack of low-band spectrum has been a problem for T-Mo, which is why they're trying to acquire more.

The higher-frequency spectrum, which they operate mostly, has a harder time penetrating buildings, so they are at disadvantage compared to AT&T and Verizon.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: November 03, 2015 05:50PM
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DP
Guy-what did you say to AT&T? "Hi, TMobile is giving away an extender so can I get one for free, too?" I'll get one too if it's that easy!

DP, that's about what I did, except via chat. It vame today, already using it! Great to have cell signal inside house finally.

We get LTE signal on tmobile



That old man - he don't think like no old man...
Now I wouldn't want to be within 400 - 500 yards of one of them nuclear bombs when it goes off! WW1 Vet Old Man
"He's pinned under an outcropping of rock. Lucky for him, the rock kept the dirt from burying him alive."
If idiots could fly, this place would be an airport. And I'd be a TSA agent.
A bonified member of The Mystic Knights of The Sea, George P. Stevens, President. Andy Brown, Treasurer, Algonquin J. Calhoun, Legal Consultant.
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Re: TMobile giving away cell extender, so I chat with ATT, they give one too...
Posted by: tenders
Date: November 03, 2015 10:46PM
I don't see the point of AT&T cell extenders now that iPhones support WiFi calling. What am I missing?
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