I don’t know what has been holding up AT&T on rolling out their MicroCell to the whole countries but it looks like the wait is almost over. In case you don’t know AT&T’s 3G MicroCell is what AT&T is branding their femtocell solution. A femtocell is a mini cellphone tower that piggybacks on your broadband internet connection to add coverage in your home or small office. Its useful if you live in a location with spotty AT&T coverage.
AT&T is planning on rolling out their MicroCell starting mid-April with a one time device fee of $149.99 which is not terrible. They are also throwing in a $100 mail in rebate if you sign up for the $19.99 unlimited calling plan. That plan would let you make as many domestic calls as you want over your MicroCell at home for a flat rate.
Check out more info at www.att.com/3gmicrocell
It should be interesting to see if this gets the same lackluster uptake as similar solutions from Verizon and Sprint. It just seems like customers are not willing to pay money to improve their wireless carriers coverage.