6/23/2009 4:05:00 PM
Vodafone bundles femtocells into UK tariffs
Vodafone is set to become the first network to offer femtocells commercially as part of its commitment to being the ‘most reliable network’.
The device which boosts 3G coverage in-doors will be bundled free into Vodafone tariffs.
The Vodafone Access Gateway will be is a box, similar size to a router, which plugs into home broadband line, improving 3G coverage indoors.
The ‘Gateway’ will be available from free or as part of a price plan from £15 a month. It is also available as a one off purchase for £160 or a monthly charge from as little as £5.
Vodafone UK’s, consumer director, Ian Shepherd said: ‘The Vodafone Access Gateway will boost indoor mobile phone coverage for customers who today, find they need to move around the rooms in their home to get a consistent signal strength.’
The device will be available online and in-stores from 1 July.