T-Mobile to put a small LTE 'Tower' in your house - In an apparent effort to boost its performance, telecom firm T-Mobile has launched a "4G LTE CellSpot" to boost reception at home or at work.
It is notable that it is not the first home improvement project for the company as it had previously offered a Wi-Fi CellSpot router for the same purpose.
T-Mobile also offers Wi-Fi calling on all of it phones and theoretically it should have done the work but it is a known fact that Wi-Fi calling is not always the best and 4G LTE reinforcement may sort out this issue.
T-Mobile has become the first company to offer a "mini-tower" to make up for uninspired connectivity. In 2010, AT&T started selling its 3G "MicroCell". Some reports claim that AT&T customers would not like to pay extra money for a MicroCell, which will cost $150 at launch. It will boost just the 3G connections, which was fine when it was launched but is not up to today's standards.
On the other hand, the CellSpot from T-Mobile is effectively free, provided you pay a refundable $25 deposit, which will be returned at some point. The company will give you a tiny, localized cell tower that can cover up to 3,000 square feet in 4G LTE, and up to 16 calls at one time. The set-up is also very little. All you need to do is connect it to the internet and plug it into an outlet and enjoy the power-up.