T-Mobile and the CellSpot: Going Where No Signal Has Gone Before
Today, T-Mobile announced a new 4G LTE CellSpot for its customers, free for Simple Choice customers (although with a refundable $25 deposit and a non-refundable fee), which is set to be released on November 4th. The purpose of this device is to use existing customer’s internet connection to broadcast and strengthen existing cellular towers in the area, not much different from AT&T’s Microcell. I can’t really agree with using my own internet connection to help bolster the overall coverage area since I don’t particularly trust others from abusing the CellSpot – but, that much is left to be seen.
The 4G LTE CellSpot delivers the complete T-Mobile LTE network experience, including the Un-carrier’s latest network advancements—like VoLTE, HD voice for crystal clear calls, advanced messaging, video calling and more. In fact, it’s the world’s first device of its kind that is 3G, 4G and VoLTE-capable, and any T-Mobile customer can connect to it automatically just like any other cell tower – no passwords or log-ins required.