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Originally Posted by skj8100 No. you do not have to pay extra. You can pay $19.99/month and then you get unlimited through the MicroCell instead of it using your minutes....
07-12-2010, 06:38 PM #41
07-12-2010, 07:09 PM #42
Give me a free two year contract for having to put up with random dropped calls, price gouging and pathetic customer service for the past seven years and I might then feel like a "loyal" customer. Giving away a chunk of plastic that probably costs $30 to manufacture to customers that are out of contract but pay $100+ a month isn't charity. It is just another ploy in the long line of bs this company tries to pull on people. And it still doesn't help some who have used these devices.
Can't wait for the unlock. T-Mobile pre paid here I come!
07-12-2010, 08:20 PM #43
I get five bars and 3G almost everywhere I go. So I guess I don't need this but I don't have an iPhone 4 so I don't really know how bad the reception with that is but with my good old iPhone 3G it's like I got a cell tower with me at all times. I love AT&T in my area!
07-12-2010, 10:02 PM #44
AT&T sounds like a total fail! Just like my old provider Rogers (Formerly AT&T Canada)... It's no wonder why Rogers is a fail too. I'm so glad I switched to Telus. I have never had a single problem with them yet.Please hit the Thanks Button if I've helped you out or if you agree with my post.
07-12-2010, 10:28 PM #45$49 Offer
I did not get a offer for a free one, but I did receive a offer for one for $49.
07-13-2010, 12:11 AM #46
/me furiously pounds 'Mark the Spot' on his iPhones...
07-13-2010, 12:25 AM #47
Just got my letter for a free 3G micro cell. Going to get it tomorrow. Guess 10 years with AT&T pays off.
07-13-2010, 06:56 AM #48
07-13-2010, 08:01 AM #49
Why not just use wifi at home? This seems kind of useless to me.
07-13-2010, 11:06 AM #50
It is not just for internet. I have 1-0 bars at my house without the micro cell. At least with the micro cell I know when someone calls and I can call them back with the home phone, instead of finding out hours later when my phone stops "searching" and finally gets service.
07-13-2010, 11:52 AM #51
I got a letter yesterday offering a free one. The sales rep at AT&T store said that a lot of people in the area got that letter (and they had sold out of them). I actually have great signal where I live with 3 cell towers within a mile radius (not sure how far the AT&T one is). Only things I can think of are:
-Complaints about service
-Mark the Spot (got that text saying my signal was going to improve)
-Spoke to a retention rep and got offered a better plan and free minutes
07-13-2010, 12:18 PM #52
I received one. I haven't upgraded to the iPhone 4 or complained to at&t about any reception issues. Guess im just one of those lucky few
07-13-2010, 01:33 PM #53
07-13-2010, 02:34 PM #54
I just got my letter! I could have used it 5 years ago when I lived in an area where the only way I could get signal is if I stood on the master bedroom toilet and stuck my head out the window. I guess I'll just pick one up and hold onto it just in case I need it if I move.
07-13-2010, 09:06 PM #55Nothing beats chattin with AT&T CSR on a road trip
I started my “relationship” with AT&T in July of 2008 with my iPhone 3G, my family has a cottage in Northern Michigan AT&T’s coverage map shows the area is covered with Edge service but it’s really Edge of nowhere. So I had followed the MicroCell story since I first learned about it on MMI (kudos to MMI – great resource!). So after paying my $100 monthly fee’s to AT&T I finally decided they needed to start appreciating me for the loyal customer I was. The MicroCell wasn’t rolled out to Northern Michigan yet but lets face it that was B.S. red tape and with a little pushing sure enough they mailed me a MicroCell (after I paid $150). The straw that broke the camels back was when I heard how generous AT&T was to customers who contracts were going to be up this year they were waving the early termination fee that’s when I got pissed and spent some quality time with the CSR at AT&T. Rule one don’t shoot the messenger I was always very courteous to AT&T henchmen but never excepted no. One thing ask for the stars and negotiate from there first call in the rep finally asked me “so how much can we take off a future bill to keep you as an AT&T customer” (they won’t reduce the price of the iPhone 4 but they will credit your account). I wasn’t expecting that question so soon and was caught flat footed and threw out $50 the AT&T rep said “well if $50 will keep you with us then I can take care of that right now” – I was sooo stupid that was way too easy! Anyway this post is getting way to long but I received a $230 credit on my account for my white iPhone (sucks waiting and seeing people with their black ones but it couldn’t be pawned yet so what’s the rush right?). Have been so happy with the MicroCell up at the cottage that I called AT&T and complained about the poor quality of 3G serive in my condo that they gave me an additional $150 credit (had to pay the taxes for it – pick and choose your battles). My latest is my sister and brother-inlaw got a coupon in the mail today for a free MicroCell so called AT&T and went through the dog and pony show again but sure enough they folded, although the last level of supervisor I told “I didn’t care if they had to dig up Alexander Graham Bell I don’t think it should cost me to build their network one MicroCell at a time!
07-13-2010, 11:01 PM #56
I got the letter in the mail today and went to the store and got the last micro cell. The rep told me AT&T messed up and it was only suppose to go out to 2 markets at a test but the send them out to 15 markets. Been a long time AT&T customer and have used Mark the spot constintly letting AT&T know that I had no or little service at the house. Can't wait to hook up and tear. Hope I am kne of the lucky ones who it works well for.
07-14-2010, 07:18 AM #57
07-14-2010, 09:38 AM #58
To top it off, my brother's 3G microcell ("Femtocell") drops the calls about 2/3rds of the time when he drives away and it hands off to Edge. This is not OK. This is creating a new problem where there was already a fix needed.
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07-14-2010, 10:28 AM #59
Yes it is the necessary evil. Still not sure on call quality yet but I have full bars in my house :-) Aleast I should have less failed txt messages.
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07-14-2010, 05:54 PM #60
I received an offer for a free 3G Microcell last week, still tring to get one. I've been calling 5 AT&T stores in the area everyday, all say none in stock (they are a hot item) and to call back tomorrow say they get shipments in everyday.