Verizon often touts itself as having the best network in the U.S., but there are some places that are just plain difficult for a wireless signal to reach. That’s why Verizon (and other carriers) offer wireless network extenders, and today Verizon introduced its latest such device.
The 4G LTE Network Extender does exactly what its name suggests: extends Verizon’s 4G LTE network where the normal network signal is weak or non-existent. The device can cover up to 7,500 square feet in Verizon’s cellular signal, providing 4G LTE data speeds for up to seven devices. An eighth channel is reserved for 911 calls. The 4G LTE Network Extender also provides HD Voice coverage for devices that support it.
Verizon says that the 4G LTE Network Extender, which is made by Samsung, can “automatically learn its surroundings and adjust its coverage to improve user experience.” And if your phone is on the 4G LTE Network Extender but you leave its coverage area, you can transition to Verizon’s standard 4G LTE network.
You’ll be able to buy the 4G LTE Network Extender starting June 30 at a price of $249.99. That’s may not be cheap, but if you’ve got a weak Verizon signal at your home or work and want to blanket yourself in big red cellular service, this is one way to do so. Just keep in mind that the 4G LTE Network Extender requires you to have broadband service with speeds up of 10Mbps down and 5Mbps up, and Verizon recommends 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up.