Sprint And Verizon To Begin Selling 3G Femtocells Soon
We're guessing that the new 3G Airave will go on sale to the masses once these tests are completed, offering EV-DO Rev. A. voice and data support. If you aren't familiar with how a femtocell works, you plug a broadband Internet connection into the device, and it creates a makeshift cell tower for around 5,000 square feet. It's basically made for homes where cell reception is subpar, and reviews have generally been quite positive.
But adding 3G is a huge boon. Many home users were forced to rely on Wi-Fi for faster phone data, and phones without Wi-Fi were out of luck. And the good news is that Sprint isn't the only one; Verizon Wireless has confirmed that they will also offer a 3G femtocell "in the coming months," but no further details on pricing and such are mentioned.