The 4G LTE CellSpot device can connect up to 16 compatible devices at a time, and is expected to be in stores from November 4 onward.
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T-Mobile unveiled its 4G LTE CellSpot mini-tower for T-Mobile customers, which provides users with 3G, VoLTE and 4G capability. T-Mobile users are not required to input any passwords or use any other verification methods, which allows them to connect to the 4G LTE CellSpot tower like they would to any other cell tower. T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid customers can avail the service free of cost. Eligible Simple Choice customers can obtain one 4G LTE CellSpot device for their home or business by coughing up a non-refundable fee as well as a $25 security deposit, which can be refunded later. As is typical of any T-Mobile announcement, the company commented on rival carriers, calling their services “outdated 3G-based femto cell solutions.” CEO John Legere called the new 4G LTE CellSpot a feat of engineering, and promised to provide the company’s customers with the best possible coverage. The new T-Mobile device is 1.3 inches thick and measures at 8.5 inches in terms of width and length. The plug-n-play device only needs to be configured to the internet. The device then covers, on an average 3,000 square feet up to which consumers can expect to receive strong LTE signals on any T-Mobile-compatible LTE, 3G or 4G device. The device even provides LTE signals in zones where cellular service are unavailable; it works with devices which do not support Wi-Fi calling. The 4G LTE CellSpot goes on sale from November 4 online via T-Mobile Customer Care and in participating stores across the US. T-Mobile has more information on the stores which carry the first-of-its-kind device to be provided by a US provider. The company has warned that the device may require customers to change their current plan. The 4G LTE CellSpot has low power settings to enable indoor use. The company claims that it is both ideal for small businesses and homes, and the portability factor adds to its appeal. The Wi-Fi CellSpot Router, which utilizes Wi-Fi services to enable messaging and calling was introduced before the launch of CellSpot.