Any one used an EE signal box femtocell content
I’ve been using one since last November and it has been very reliably – noticeably more so than the Vodafone sure signal I tried a while back. EE are upgrading all of their masts at the moment so all of them will be 2g,3G and 4g by the end of next year – the 2g signal is also stronger. In our area that has meant since 4g was switched on the signal is stronger and faster all round with the result a signalbox isn’t really needed anymore.Posted 4 years agoNialMember
I provide tech support to EE for the femtocell, and had one at home for a year now, as part of a friendly user trial. Gone from 1 bar of 2G to 5 bars of HSPA+.
The plus points for having a femto cell:
.. The battery on your mobile will last a longer time between charges, as it isn’t using high power to transmit to a mast several km’s away.Posted 4 years ago
.. The amount of missed calls you get at home will reduce.
.. You can blag your mates at home with your cheap jack Nokia E5, being able to access Singletrack way quicker than their Gucci Samsungs/Apples/etcjust5minutesSubscriber
Just don’t use one if you are on ee4g.
They haven’t sorted out the routing between the femto service and the core network with the result that inbound calls mostly don’t get routed to the phone when at home. Even though voice calls are delivered over 2g or 3G whilst on 4g the service they either go to voicemail or the caller just hears silence. It’s a known problem that ee currently don’t have any plans to fix.Posted 4 years agoFlaperonSubscriber
If EE have switched off a mast in your area and you whinge about it, you’ll get one for free. Otherwise you have to pay, but they gave me a 10% discount just for asking. Frankly, they should probably be paying us for extending their network architecture, but you can’t have everything.
Very impressed overall. You can tell you’re on the box because the phone plays a little tune before it connects.
retro83 – correct, but later this year access controls will be introduced. The box establishes a VPN connection with EE so even if next door go looking for really dodgy stuff it won’t be linked to your connection.Posted 4 years ago
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