T-Mobile Launches New 4G LTE CellSpot, Free for Simple Choice Customers

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T-Mobile has announced a new 4G LTE CellSpot that broadcasts a low-power 4G LTE signal, providing an average 3,000 square feet of full-bars LTE coverage. The 4G LTE mini-tower works in areas where a broadband internet connection and T-Mobile wireless spectrum are available, for personal and business use.

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The 4G LTE CellSpot connects to a broadband internet connection to deliver a "strong, reliable wireless 4G LTE signal for customers with or without an indoor cellular signal on compatible 3G, 4G and LTE handsets for up to 16 callers at one time." T-Mobile says the handheld device even works in some areas without cellular signal.

The new 4G LTE CellSpot launches November 4 and is free for Simple Choice postpaid customers, as long as they remain T-Mobile subscribers, with a refundable $25 deposit and non-return fee. The device provides access to all of T-Mobile's network features, including VoLTE, HD voice, advanced messaging and video calling.

Top Rated Comments

Eidorian Avatar
68 months ago
It's good to see them covering the last mile. I get a few no signal spots in my buildings. Even so, I am satisfied with my service from T-Mobile.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matthiasgoodman Avatar
68 months ago

Nice that it is free, I remember when AT&T tried to charge for these, in addition to counting the minutes towards your plan.

Though I do wonder...how far is the broadcast range? Would people in neighboring houses be able to use your LTE cell?

If the coverage area is 3,000 sq ft then it is a radius of about 31 ft.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matthiasgoodman Avatar
68 months ago

I wonder why this requirement if it's broadcasting at a low level?

Cell phones operate in a licensed spectrum, unlike Wi-Fi that is unlicensed. They can only use frequencies they are licensed for in that area. This also prevents you for using it for "free" international roaming because you can't take it with you outside of a T-mobile area.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
68 months ago

$25.00 for a deposit @ 1 million users seems like a lot of $25,000,000 *free* o_O

...please forgive my needing to say :)

It's a refundable deposit that you get back when returning the CellSpot. That's free in my books.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bacco Avatar
68 months ago

If the signal from the CellSpot manages to be stronger than their native signal, they'll connect to your CellSpot, essentially using your home Internet connection.

Unless I'm mistaken, you need to enter the phone numbers for anyone requiring access to the CellSpot. Otherwise, they won't be able to piggyback onto the tower.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BeSweeet Avatar
68 months ago

Ironic how TMobile fans spent years stating that an AT&T MicroCell was stupid because their WiFi Calling was superior, but are now changing their mind YET AGAIN because TMobile is bringing out a very similar device...

Hilarious.

As soon as I saw that you posted here, I knew what the post would be like.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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