For Verizon Wireles customers who no longer have a landline, Verizon has a new way to enhance wireless voice and data coverage at home - the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender. Sometimes trees, walls, geography can interfere with reception. Customers can use the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender to instantly enhance the signal on their Verizon Wireless phones and smartphones.
With the new Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender, customers can not only make calls and send text and picture messages, they can also download apps, browse the web, send emails, download and play 3D games, and stream video using their home Internet connection.
The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender is easy to set up and can provide coverage within 40 feet of the Network Extender; it does require a broadband connection.
The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender serves as a "mini-cell site" (aka femtocell). It is manufactured by Samsung Mobile, is about the size of a wireless router box or woman's purse and routes Verizon Wireless calls through the customer's home broadband Internet connection.
Up to six Verizon Wireless customers can use their phones and monthly plans to place calls and access data using the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender. Customers can also use My Verizon to set up a list of preferred users who will have access to their Network Extender. Customers do not need to update their plans or add minutes and will incur no additional monthly charges for using the Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender.
The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender replaces the original Verizon Wireless Network Extender, which was introduced in 2009. The Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender can be purchased through Verizon Wireless. The price is $249.99 plus local taxes.