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Thu, Mar 17, 2022 8:34 PM

Microcell

Does the AT&T microcell not work anymore even with 4g? Thanks in advance 

JefferMC

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I'm not sure what you mean by "even with 4g."  The Microcell is a 3G technology device.  It does not work with VoLTE, and so it is obsolete.  AT&T has a replacement femtocell that they call (confusingly) the Cell Booster that works with VoLTE.

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I’m not very familiar with it, just saw the box said requirements were 3g, 4g and 4g LTE phone so I thought it would work over 4g as well. 

OttoPylot

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@Thatgrlwv As mentioned, the MicroCell went away with 3G. We've been discussing this for a couple of years now on the forum. The MicroCell was always a 3G only device. If your phone indicated 4G, that was just how your phone was interpreting the 3G signal.

AT&T introduced the Cell Booster as the replacement for the MicroCell. It is still a femtocell, not a cellular booster. AT&T had a free replacement campaign around the first of the year but demand exceeded supply so there are no more free ones to hand out. AT&T will start selling them in a couple of weeks. The Cell Booster will sell for $229 and the Cell Booster Pro (intended for Enterprise and FirstNet users) for $669.

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Thanks for the replies, very helpful 

OttoPylot

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@Thatgrlwv As a followup, if you had a MicroCell with a current account that showed activity, AT&T sent free Cell Boosters to those individuals in Jan/Feb of this year prior to the shutdown of the 3G network. There was nothing for you to do but wait for delivery. AT&T then sent out an email with a weblink (that didn't work reliably) for those that were missed to login and order a free one if you still needed it. That didn't last very long because those that got thru quickly depleted the supply.

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