AT&T's 3G MicroCell, which uses a customer's home Internet connection to provide reception where there previously was none, has been a savior for those of us in poor coverage areas. AT&T recently made the device available to all of its customers, but some are upset that they must pay for the MicroCell and use their own broadband to fix AT&T's coverage. This is no longer a concern for some people, however, as AT&T has been handing out free MicroCell to some of its "most valuable customers." The carrier has said that they are testing different ways of distributing the MicroCell in various markets, so don't be too discouraged if you've been paying hundreds of dollars a month for several years now and weren't granted admission to the elite group of AT&T MVCs.
Some believe that AT&T should be handing out free 3G MicroCells to everyone with poor coverage. While that's unlikely to happen, perhaps they'll continue to give out devices to their "most valuable customers." If you don't feel like waiting around for a free MicroCell, or don't think you're a very valuable customer, you could always head down to your local AT&T store and pay $150 for a unit right now. Have any of you received a free 3G MicroCell?