Carriers always try to expand their coverage when they can, but it’s just not possible to cover every place. Verizon customers who have discovered their network quality isn’t that great inside their home, can get a new in-home network extender to help with that.
It’s called the 4G LTE Network Extender, and it does exactly what the name suggests: it extends Verizon’s 4G LTE network to reach where the regular network may not cover. The device will cover 7,500 square feet, and there can be seven devices connected to it at once. There’s a separate eighth channel reserved for 911 calls. The 4G LTE Network Extender also offers HD Voice coverage for the devices that support it.
Verizon says the 4G LTE Network Extender can “automatically learn its surroundings and adjust its coverage to improve user experience.” If you leave the Network Extender’s range, you should automatically be switched over to Verizon’s standard 4G LTE network, as long as coverage permits.
Verizon’s new 4G LTE Network Extender launches on June 30 for $249.99. For it to work, though, Verizon says you’ll need to have broadband internet service in your home, with speeds at least up to 10Mbps down and 5Mbps up. Verizon recommends internet speeds of 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up for it to work as well as it can.
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