Verizon works great. So I accept the fact that I have to finally switch to verizon. Can't even find a treo 680 on ebay anymore, the only thing you can get is a 700p but hey at least I get can that.
I bid $1. I'm the highest bidder.
He says they only do wifi calls with a certain small set of phones.
Now that I think about it, I think he understood me incorrectly. I don't want to make wifi calls, I want my own cell tower.
Tell me if I'm remembering wrong, but wasn't tmobile selling something like that a while ago?
Or was it only a wifi hotspot for wifi phone calls? If so, treo doesn't support it so I'm outta luck.
I think it's the opposite. they sell something that you plug in and it becomes a hotspot using cellular modem.
My brother has one. He was at a web conference and there was no wifi. He sold people access...
A little Googling shows that T-Mobile gets their picocells from a company called "ip.access". Hmm, sometimes they're called "femtocells" or "network extenders" too.
siemens does those.
they had some on the chaos communication congress in berlin, you could then phone over an asterisk installation, realy fancy.
I think what you want is here: http://www.repeaterstore.com/
I don't think they are carrier specific.
The only reference to actually BUYING one of those femto/pico cells said it was $150-250 requires broadband (fine) and still burns minutes (I guess fine) because it's still calling the carrier.
Seems like a bit much of an effort to keep my tmobile. Although I guess it would pay itself off, but I can't seem to find much in the way of anybody selling it.
The range extender/boosters/repeaters sound fine, but I get NO signal. And I'm not going to blow money on the gizmo just to see if there's a trace signal I can boost.
Starting to suck.
did you try the hotline of your operator?
and... just because of the tiny handset doesn't have a signal, that doesn't mean that a descent antenna on your roof wouldn't get one.
btw, at least in .de you need a license to operate them.
In that case it would seem that the way to know whether a repeater would work would be to sit on the roof with a phone and see how many bars you get.
I got a verizon treo on ebay for $20, so we'll see howmuch it costs to switch.
Ok so tell us more about the house, then. :) Where is it? When are you moving? And what kind of handy-dandy projects can I come over to help with?
Don't have a closing date yet, so no moving date.
But I do have lots of bills. And things I owe money for.
Buying a house in 2011 is a lot more expensive than buying one in 1998. My closing costs are closer to 20k than 10 like they were last time.
All the projects I may ever want to do will either be put on hold or never happen because they'd make my taxes go up and I couldn't afford that.
And anyway I'll have really no money left over when we buy until kate goes back to work.
I put in the address of the 1st house we were going to buy and it offers up directv and high speed internet.
I put in the address of the house we're going to buy and it offers up fios packages. YAY.
I put in the address of my current house and it says this address already has fios service.
AT&T is acquiring T-Mobile.
So much for affordable cell phone plans.
Harumph. I wonder if my $30-per-phone unlimited data plan will be grandfathered in. If it isn't, I might as well see if it makes sense to get a Verizon plan and bundle it with my FIOS for the $10 per month discount or whatever it is they're offering.
Double harumph. My current plan still has more than a year left on the contract, and I just got a third phone to give to the IGlet on his 11th birthday -- *that* phone starts a new two-year lock in.
Hopefully the emergence of $75 Android smartphones will destroy the market for carrier subsidized phones and create significant downward pressure on mobile data plans, as some industry observers have suggested.
I hope so too....3 months left on my plan and I want to ditch AT&T and get a good phone with no crapware on it.