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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Verizon announces 3G Network Extender to expand 3G network to up to six devices


3G is a neat product, capable of boffing your smartphone or laptop online at near-broadband speeds no matter where you are, but unless you’ve got the right gadget, it’s hard to share that connection. Verizon’s just announced the right gadget to pick up if you’re on their network and want to serve up a single 3G connection to up to six connected devices.

Otherwise, this is a pretty standard 3G extender, although it does feature the ability to offer up EV-DO coverage as well, just in case you happen to live in a vortex of 34G activity. The 3G Network Extender is made by Samsung, who says that the device will work up to forty feet away.

If you’re interested in the 3G Network Extender, you won’t need to pay any monthly fees outside of your existing contract, but there is a steep up front fee to actually buy the device: $249.99. If you’re interested, it’s now available for order from your local Verizon brick-and-mortar, or online.

Press Release

EXPAND YOUR 3G NETWORK: VERIZON WIRELESS 3G NETWORK EXTENDER NOW AVAILABLE

Newest In-Home Device By Samsung Enhances Both Calling & Data Capabilities

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The power to enhance wireless voice and data coverage at home is in customers’ hands with the launch of the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender.

Beginning today, customers who live in homes where location, geography or structural conditions interfere with reception can use the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender to instantly enhance the signal on their Verizon Wireless phones and smartphones. Now, with the new Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender, customers can not only make calls and send text and picture messages, they can also download apps, browse the Web, send e-mails, download and play 3D games, and stream video using their home Internet connection.

Ideal for those customers who want to use their wireless devices in homes with structural barriers or homes located in remote, mountainous or hilly areas, the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender is easy to set up and can provide coverage within 40 feet of the Network Extender device.

The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender, a “mini-cell site” manufactured by Samsung Mobile, is about the size of a wireless router box or woman’s purse and routes Verizon Wireless calls through the customer’s home broadband Internet connection. Up to six Verizon Wireless customers can use their phones and monthly plans to place calls and access data using the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender. Customers can also use My Verizon (www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon) to set up a list of preferred users who will have access to their Network Extender. Customers do not need to update their plans or add minutes and will incur no additional monthly charges for using the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender

37 comments:

The Blogster said...

awesome, keep it up!

MASS said...

Aw, darn. I have AT&T...and a crappy phone. I need to get with the times here. All my friends have their iphones and such.

NeedlessToSay said...

That's pretty nifty.

njohnfixes said...

Neat product. I am neither on Verizon, nor have the use for it unfortunately! Well, fortunately actually, $250 pretty steep for me.

razortek said...

wow i should take one

lol reviewer said...

that's interesting, thanks for the info

dzikrk said...

Yea I need something like this too ;D

BradsSportsBlog said...

pretty sweet!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

wow, I want to test this out

Damien said...

I don't have a Verizon phone, but I've been pondering on getting one soon.

Author said...

Pretty neat, might have to take one when hunting this year

BLUERAD said...

Looks like they're gonna plough ahead of the competition!

amidoinitrite? said...

I wonder how much speed you can get out of this

PlanetBen said...

We use a similar device in the basement of a hospital.

funkotron77 said...

Will keep this in mind for people who can't get the 3g

Pro said...

I would like to test that!

fedor519 said...

Heard of this device before. Weren't they recently jumping into a 3gs network and eventually a 4g?

Chris said...

this would help me a lot ... thanks

BLUERAD said...

Love your new layout man, looking forward to seeing new udpates

Liv said...

I have AT&T. I enjoy it but if I ever switch I might try verizon

Crammarc said...

hmm looks like a decent idea

Home Alone Stoned said...

always a good read!

Touch and Feel said...

I shall definitely get this.

Also, verizon is great. AT & T sucks in big cities.

iRetiv said...

Verizon is great! I will totally upgrade to this.

mrmobilegamer said...

I dont think I'll be switching over to Verizon, but if att got something like this that would be pretty cool

Synthetic Soiree said...

i really need one of these. the verizon service where i live is just pathetic

Swift Love said...

how much will this cost?

Gansita said...

This is gonna be very useful. Good info, thanks for update =)

MacPCharmony said...

this is interesting... I want to test this out

SC2 Strats said...

not bad at all, good move verizon.

ImmaFrog said...

Looks hi-tech and awesome

kokojesta said...

woh, thats getting pretty tech

Longkid said...

wow that looks awesome

nubilus said...

well theres somethin else to add to my christmas list :) sweet find

Fuuuuuuuu said...

any idea on the price?

Dan said...

Thats neat, but I really think it's just another gimmick to get our money.

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Very cool, I'm thinking about getting that!

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