1. matthew23's Avatar
    I'm in Chicago and was there when the store opened to get mine.
    05-11-2010 11:10 PM
  2. whmurray's Avatar
    Did you sign up for the unlimited plan?
    05-12-2010 03:43 PM
  3. peanutgallery's Avatar
    I just bought mine today, and after the initial set-up hiccup everything is working great.

    The only problem I had was because of the all-in-one dsl modem/router/wi-fi access point. When I plugged the microcell directly into the modem/router it was recognized as another router and the modem/router affected some part of the activation. I had to place a hub between modem/router and the microcell. Once I power-cycled the microcell I had it activated after approximately 15 minutes.

    After I power-cycled my iPhone the service indicator went from 1 bar of 3g or 1-2 bar(s) of edge to 5 bars of 3g throughout the house with the signal dropping to 3 bars in the corners farthest from the microcell.

    So far I'm really happy with the purchase.
    05-12-2010 09:39 PM
  4. matthew23's Avatar
    i did not go for the unlimited plan. i have a bunch of rollover minutes to use since i did not get service in my place before the microcell. once those are used up, maybe.
    05-12-2010 10:07 PM
  5. whmurray's Avatar
    i did not go for the unlimited plan. i have a bunch of rollover minutes to use since i did not get service in my place before the micro-cell. once those are used up, maybe.
    I find trying to make sense of the plans difficult Because of long conference calls, mostly from home, 600 minutes is not enough for me. On the other hand, on the 900 minute plan, I get A-list. I put the conference call numbers on the A-list. This gives me far more minutes than I can use. I now have thousands of roll-over minutes.

    While I did not sign up for unlimited micro-cell minutes, the 600 minute plan with the $20- unlimited micro-cell minutes might work better for me. Any thoughts? If I change to a 600 minute plan will I lose my roll-over balance? Will a 600 minute plan with unlimited micro-cell be cheaper than my 900 minute plan?
    05-13-2010 11:56 AM
  6. peanutgallery's Avatar
    I find trying to make sense of the plans difficult Because of long conference calls, mostly from home, 600 minutes is not enough for me. On the other hand, on the 900 minute plan, I get A-list. I put the conference call numbers on the A-list. This gives me far more minutes than I can use. I now have thousands of roll-over minutes.

    While I did not sign up for unlimited micro-cell minutes, the 600 minute plan with the $20- unlimited micro-cell minutes might work better for me. Any thoughts? If I change to a 600 minute plan will I lose my roll-over balance? Will a 600 minute plan with unlimited micro-cell be cheaper than my 900 minute plan?
    I'm in the same problem, although I'm not sure what 600 minute plan you're talking about. I have the option of 450, 900, or unlimited - no 600 minute option. I go through the 450 minutes and have considered getting the 900, but then my off network #'s will be able to be placed on the "A-List " so I'll have thousands of roll over minutes.

    Assuming your 600 minute plan costs the same as my 450 minute plan (base of $39.99) you will essentially be paying the same amount of money for the 600 minutes and $20 unlimited micro cell calling as you would for the 900 minute plan without the unlimited micro cell minutes. The $20 difference between the 450 and the 900 minute plans and the $20 cost of unlimited micro cell calling negate each other.

    If it were me I'd rather have the 900 minutes with A-List (unlimited calling anywhere to 5 numbers) and thousands of roll over minutes to be used where ever I am, instead of the 450 (or 600) minutes with no A-List, very few rollover minutes and the unlimited microcell calling (unlimited calling only at home/office).
    Last edited by peanutgallery; 05-13-2010 at 01:15 PM.
    05-13-2010 01:10 PM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    I'm in the same problem, although I'm not sure what 600 minute plan you're talking about. I have the option of 450, 900, or unlimited - no 600 minute option. I go through the 450 minutes and have considered getting the 900, but then my off network #'s will be able to be placed on the "A-List " so I'll have thousands of roll over minutes.

    Assuming your 600 minute plan costs the same as my 450 minute plan (base of $39.99) you will essentially be paying the same amount of money for the 600 minutes and $20 unlimited micro cell calling as you would for the 900 minute plan without the unlimited micro cell minutes. The $20 difference between the 450 and the 900 minute plans and the $20 cost of unlimited micro cell calling negate each other.

    If it were me I'd rather have the 900 minutes with A-List (unlimited calling anywhere to 5 numbers) and thousands of roll over minutes to be used where ever I am, instead of the 450 (or 600) minutes with no A-List, very few rollover minutes and the unlimited microcell calling (unlimited calling only at home/office).
    Thanks. Your analysis was very helpful.

    First, you are correct that the two plans available to me are 450 minutes and 900 minutes plus A list and unlimited nights and weekends.

    Second, the plans are $20 apart, the same as the cost of unlimited micro-cell. In other words, a wash.

    I have 3000+ rollover minutes. I wonder if I could drop to the 450 minute plan for a few months while I use up those rollover minutes.
    05-13-2010 02:26 PM
  8. peanutgallery's Avatar
    It's worth a shot. When I was looking into switching to the 900 minute plan from the 450 plan the AT&T website told me the maximum number of rollover minutes I could carry over were 900 (equal to the monthly allotted minutes for the new plan). If it works in reverse then you'll only be able to carry over 450 minutes.

    I would go into a corporate store and ask them.
    05-13-2010 02:43 PM
  9. peanutgallery's Avatar
    After using my MicroCell for a couple of weeks I can say that I still have some frustrations.

    Mainly it seems the MicroCell signal and WiFi interfere with each other. I have the MicroCell approximately 20-25 feet away from my
    wireless router but while using the phone near the wireless router the call quality suffers greatly.

    I have yet to contact AT&T about it but I plan to.

    Anyone else experience problems with their MicroCell?
    06-02-2010 12:55 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    After using my MicroCell for a couple of weeks I can say that I still have some frustrations.

    Mainly it seems the MicroCell signal and WiFi interfere with each other. I have the MicroCell approximately 20-25 feet away from my
    wireless router but while using the phone near the wireless router the call quality suffers greatly.

    I have yet to contact AT&T about it but I plan to.

    Anyone else experience problems with their MicroCell?
    Well, I am not thrilled with the range but would not expect and have not noticed any interference.

    While I can imagine that the phone might possibly interfere with the wireless access point, it is hard to understand how that could be worse when the phone is talking to a micro-cell than when it is talking to any other cell.
    Last edited by whmurray; 06-02-2010 at 01:28 PM.
    06-02-2010 01:25 PM
  11. peanutgallery's Avatar
    It might not even be interference, but on the MicroCell box if I remember correctly it said to place the unit away from the wireless router.

    All in all since purchasing the MicroCell unit I am able to make calls more frequently, however the quality is hit or miss.
    06-02-2010 02:15 PM
  12. jtimmerm's Avatar
    Does anyone else have a noticeable delay when using the MicroCell? It's not a dealbreaker, but still annoying. Other than the delay, the call quality is good. Any solutions?
    06-16-2010 05:26 PM
  13. whmurray's Avatar
    Does anyone else have a noticeable delay when using the MicroCell? It's not a dealbreaker, but still annoying. Other than the delay, the call quality is good. Any solutions?
    Delay? Latency? Turn-around, like on a satellite call?

    In any case, I guess I am not experiencing it.
    Last edited by whmurray; 06-23-2010 at 09:38 AM.
    06-16-2010 05:34 PM
  14. AZMerf's Avatar
    Anybody else get theres for free? I picked mine up yesterday and finally hooked it up this morning. The activation site has been down for the past 2 days but it seems to be working now. Just waiting for the MicroCell to phone home and it should be working.
    07-18-2010 10:15 AM
  15. solius's Avatar
    Well I had forgotten all about this thing. I just went online and checked to see if this was available in my moms area and it is! Hopefully it will solve her coverage problems because its basically non existent at her house. Now I just have to convince her to get one. How much is one it doesn't seem to say on the information website.
    07-18-2010 11:30 AM
  16. whmurray's Avatar
    Well I had forgotten all about this thing. I just went online and checked to see if this was available in my moms area and it is! Hopefully it will solve her coverage problems because its basically non existent at her house. Now I just have to convince her to get one. How much is one it doesn't seem to say on the information website.
    As with most cellular h/w, there really is no "price." It is all about the "plan." In this case, you really should, and may, get it for "free." Probably have to sign up for the "unlimited" plan to get that price.

    In any case, you are subsidizing AT&T by taking load off the air and their cells. You are probably also taking some load off of local "back-haul" but that is less obvious. They still have the full cost of call completion.
    07-18-2010 02:27 PM
  17. solius's Avatar
    As with most cellular h/w, there really is no "price." It is all about the "plan." In this case, you really should, and may, get it for "free." Probably have to sign up for the "unlimited" plan to get that price.

    In any case, you are subsidizing AT&T by taking load off the air and their cells. You are probably also taking some load off of local "back-haul" but that is less obvious. They still have the full cost of call completion.
    OK thanks, I will call them up then and ask about a free one. as it stands now she cant call or receive texts in a timely manner especially now that she got the new iphone 4. her signal wasn't that great before either she would have to walk outside to get a decent signal.
    07-18-2010 09:52 PM
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