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AT&T Microcell Update

Are you waiting patiently for the AT&T Microcell to come to your neighborhood? It was announced last month that a nation wide roll out would begin for the microcell and slowly but surely, AT&T is increasing its availability.

Over the past few weeks, the microcell has become available in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, New York (upstate area), Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, New England, Chicago, North Texas and all of North Carolina.  You can visit ATT.com (opens in new tab), enter your zip code under the "availability" tab and find out for certain if the microcell is available in your area.

The microcell itself will run about $150 and if you want to have unlimited minutes included, it will cost you an additional $19.99 a month.  Otherwise, using the microcell will feed off your existing package minutes.

While the gradual roll-out can be painstakingly slow, for those of us dealing with only one bar of coverage, the microcell should be worth the wait. I just wonder how long it will take to break the habit of going to the one window in the house that offers two bars of coverage whenever I use my Windows Phone.

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

3 Comments
  • I have been using one for the last week or so and have (for the first time) very nice signal through out the house. It works as advertised.
  • Honestly speaking I got rid of AT&T.The AT&T Microcell uses GPS to confirm it
  • Its my understanding they dont really care where it is, the GPS and location registration is so e911 works correctly and calls to 911 get a correct location. I have a mountain weekend house and was told its fine to take it there, just re-register the location for 911.