Solving The Indoor Cell Reception Problem

Wall Street Journal: Solving The Indoor Cell Reception Problem

If your small business facility is plagued with poor cell phone reception, the solution may be a femtocell, a $99 to $150 device that extends cell coverage indoors.

Up until a few weeks ago, Mike Gillin was a tough man to get a hold of.
His basement apartment in Smithtown, N.Y. is a virtual black hole for cellular signals. AT&T Inc.’s cellular service is just good enough that Mr. Gillin’s iPhone would ring when dialed—but the calls would usually fail to connect. Text messages would arrive hours, or even days, late. Friends trying to reach him would have to switch back and forth between dialing his land line and his cellphone in an effort to get through.

‘It was always a process of calling one number, and then the other and hoping I answered one,’ says Mr. Gillin, 35-year-old email systems manager. ‘It was always a pain.'”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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