Imagine you're a tech junkie (for some of you this will be a very easy exercise). You picked up a brand-new iPhone 3GS at launch because it was the hottest young filly in the stable. Unfortunately, now you're hobbled to AT&T's network for the next two years. What good is having a balls-to-the-wall awesome smartphone if you've got 3G service that barely qualifies as anemic on its best days?
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Your problems may seem insurmountable but, thanks to the magic of femtocells, there is a solution. AT&T has just announced the launch of the 3G MicroCell on their network. According to Boy Genius the MicroCell will allow you to use your land-based broadband connection to power your phone's 3G, instead of using your carrier's cell network. Basically, your own Internet signal fills the gaps in your carrier's coverage.
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Using your own bandwidth won't save you any money though, quite the opposite in fact. AT&T intends to charge users $20/month for the privilege of using the MicroCell. That's a little irritating, but for some people actually having a reliable connection will be worth the extra $240 per year. Are you one of them?