Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender now available

Taylor Martin
 from  Concord, NC
| October 19, 2010

Are you a Verizon Wireless customer and find yourself holding your phone up in the air for signal while sitting on the couch at home? If so, I have good news for you! Verizon has just released their updated Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender. This isn't for everyone, obviously, but for those in dire need of a boost of signal within their home.

The network extender is about the size of a modem and has a range of about 40 feet. It will allow you to send text messages, emails, make voice calls, browse the web, and essentially anything else that you would normally do with your phone, as it is technically a "mini-cell site." It routes your Verizon calls through your home Internet connection, up to six people can use the device at a time, and you have control over who can use it exactly, which you can edit through your normal Verizon Wireless online account. This version of the network extender will replace last year's non-3G version and will set you back a nice $249.99 plus tax, but will not be followed by a contract or any monthly fees, which is nice.

If you're interested in getting your hands on one, click here to read more about it and for technical specifications.