Verizon is now offering its Network Extender on its website for $249. It uses a broadband connection. Network Extender has a range of up to a 5,000 square feet.. Up to three Verizon phones can use the extended network at once.
The Verizon website states with the Network Extender, you can begin a call on the Network Extender network and enjoy uninterrupted transition to the nearest cell tower when leaving the Network Extender coverage area, provided alternative coverage is available.
The Network Extender is compatible with all Verizon Wireless phones as well as some handsets from many of the nation's leading carriers. It has an online management system.
The Network Extender should be placed by a window, or the GPS antenna can be placed outside. GPS is required to make sure the unit is in the U.S. It uses licensed airwaves therefore there is less interference than Wi-Fi. The Network Extender supports both voice and data calls.