- 10-03-2009, 11:34 AM #201
- 10-03-2009, 11:44 AM #202
Anyone? Anyone outside of Charlotte? We are all waiting breathlessly.
Is there a reason that something announced months ago, and generally available from other sources, must be dolled out one market at a time? Remember, this is a customer provisioned item that one might not need if one were not trying to do business with the "steaming pile of failure." This is a remedy for poor coverage. Even if one did not mind paying for it, one might still resent that it is available to others but not to oneself.
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- 10-03-2009, 11:53 AM #203
Charlotte is the first "public" place for the trial
there were some people that were approved to do it before the public launch this past month... but u had to approved...
but right now.. charlotte is the only market to have it avail to the public
- 10-03-2009, 11:55 AM #204
a COR store can override ur upgrade for u and do an early upgrade.. .but they are going to charge u 75 dollars to do one... no one is suppose to do an early upgrade for the iphone at the full upgrade pricing.. thats why they have the early upgrade pricing for those that arent eligible
- 10-03-2009, 11:58 AM #205
u can only activate the same number within the first 59 days...
after 60 days that number is recycled...
odds are.. that when activating a new line on an account.. ur going to get a brand new account anyways...
gosh u love to give inncorrect info ha
- 10-03-2009, 12:03 PM #206
- 10-03-2009, 12:15 PM #207
- 10-03-2009, 12:28 PM #208
I feel fortunate to live in an area that is one of the first to have this! I had Verizon's network extender but it did not play nice with our BB's. When we switched to AT&T we had very poor reception at home as so with Verizon. The MicroCell performs MUCH better than Verizon's!! Could not be happier with it!!
- 10-03-2009, 01:08 PM #209
- 10-03-2009, 01:21 PM #210
- 10-03-2009, 01:35 PM #211
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- 10-04-2009, 01:44 PM #212
- 10-04-2009, 03:04 PM #213
I believe that is true. Also when you purchase it you have to give them your address and phone # to verify that service is active in your area. Also during set-up of the device you have to enter address for activation and then register it with the s/n that was also scanned when purchased. So even if you bought one on the "Black Market" I think it would not work. I could be wrong though......
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- 10-04-2009, 03:07 PM #214
- 10-04-2009, 03:24 PM #215
Where is this paranoia coming from? This is only AT&T, not NSA. I know that they cooperate but there are limits even for them.
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- 10-05-2009, 09:04 AM #216
- 10-05-2009, 10:22 AM #217
Admittedly, AT&T brings these suspicions on themselves. A company that secretly colludes with the government against their customers, might do almost anything.
However, we are on the "ask AT&T rep" thread. How say you AT&T?
In any case, there is a huge difference between binding a device to the US and binding it to Charlotte or a location within Charlotte.
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- 10-05-2009, 12:40 PM #218
Begin long quote --------------------
* E911 Service
The AT&T 3G MicroCell™ supports E911 (wireless 9-1-1 service) unless the device loses electrical power or Internet access. In the event of a service disruption, you won’t be able to use E911 service with your wireless device unless you have access to the AT&T wireless network. It may take several minutes after power resumes for your device to be fully functional. If you move your MicroCell to a new address, it will be necessary to follow the original installation instructions and register the new address online at
att.com/3GMicrocell to enable E911 service to function properly.
Important E911 Note: The location address you provide in your online
activation will be sent to local emergency responders, and must be kept up to date if you move your device. To update your location address information, visit att.com/3GMicroCell and select ‘Manage your 3G MicroCell.’
2.4 I want to give or sell my 3G MicroCell to someone else, is that OK?
Yes, but be sure to disconnect the 3G MicroCell from your account. Otherwise the new owner of the 3G MicroCell will not be able to activate it using his or her account. Visit att.com/3GMicroCell, go to ‘Manage your AT&T 3G MicroCell’ and follow the online steps for ‘Disconnect Your 3G MicroCell Device’ from your account.
Note: The new 3G MicroCell owner must contact AT&T Customer Support at 1.888.334.3787 and enter PIN 88346 before installing the device. The support representative will explain E911 functionality to ensure that this important feature is understood.
End of three quotes from User Manual--------------
These quotes are from the User Manual. They are all that I could find on the topic. A fair reading suggests that the exclusive use of GPS is for E-911. I found nothing to suggest that the use of the micro-cell was in any way bound to a location or that it was not portable to any point in the Internet. Nothing to suggest that its use was restricted either to a market or to the US.
[It is obviously restricted to AT&T. Only phones with AT&T SIMs will even see the device. Only phones that have been associated with the device, using the registration procedure will be able to use it. This is because all use of the cell, metered minutes or unmetered unlimited, is going to be charged to the wireless account (not phone) with which it is associated.]
However, I am sure that the conspiracy theorists here will find a way to read things into it which is appears careful not to say.
I am not an AT&T representative nor do I intend to so represent myself on this thread. My only credential for this post is that I can read documents that are available to all.
- 10-05-2009, 12:45 PM #219
AT&T's 3G MicroCell site:
- Installing your device near a window is strongly recommended to ensure access to Global Positioning System (GPS). A GPS link is needed to verify the device location during the initial startup.
- The 3G MicroCell device is portable. The device may be moved, provided the new location is within the AT&T authorized service area and properly registered online.
- 10-05-2009, 01:43 PM #220
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- 10-11-2009, 11:18 PM #222
- 10-12-2009, 08:51 AM #223
- 10-13-2009, 12:42 PM #224iPhone Nanite
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I am curretly using the Unicel network, but Unicel has been purchased by AT&T. According to the store here, the deal should be finalized in December. I was previously using a friend's 3G with a Unicel sim card, that is, until I clicked "Yes" in Itunes to upgrade to 3.1. I didn't have a clue about jailbroken phones, and didn't know his had been. The phone locked up.
Fast forward to October 1st. I purchased a 16Gb 3Gs with the latest firmware 3.1 and baseband software version. The phone is locked to AT&T. I received some bad info prior to purchase and cannot use the phone. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use the phone?
- 10-21-2009, 09:41 AM #225
In regard to the Unicel aquisition, I'm not sure of the timeframe for full conversion. Basically it comes down to whether you will still be a Unicel customer with a Unicel SIM card, or if at a later point your plan and numbers will be ported over to the AT&T billing system and You are given an actual AT&T SIM card. You might want to look into or ask customers of Dobson that was acquired a couple years ago. You may have to wait until a contract renewal (and plan change) to be converted to AT&T's billing system and SIM access.