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O2 and Femtocell technology

Anonymous
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All, has anyone (including O2) got any news of Femtocells (the little devices you use in the home to boost the signal)?

O2 trialled these a while ago and then, nothing. Vodafone have them but the signal in my area is rubbish so I REALLY need one.

If an O2 person is looking in - can you tell us when an annoucement will take place so I can set my mind at rest. Otherwise, I'll just have to go to Vodafone.

Looking at the posts here, a lot of customers really need this booster to get a decent signal - O2 what have you got to help us in rural areas?

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O2 have said they have no intention to introduce these at the moment due to technical problems with these devices.
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How can that be - Vodafone have had them for nearly a year?
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I'm sure there is a very long thread about this somewhere

Oh - here is what a search brings up viewtopic.php?t=13035&highlight=femtocell
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Here as well:

http://getsatisfaction.com/o2/topics/ar ... _have_done
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How can that be - Vodafone have had them for nearly a year?

But that doesn't mean they work very well. Vodafone have had dreadfull problems. Have a look on the Vodafone forums to see the issues people are facing.
This is the reason that none of the other networks have taken them on.
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Thanks for your reply, I raised the topic again becuase some of the discussions in the posts indicated above were around a year old.

I am in touch with the O2 network team - lets see if there is any solution. We live 5 miles from the centre of Norwich so you would think that we would be in full coverage - but no.
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I believe there are some retailers selling a similar device for about £250, but I have no idea how good they are.
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Then those retailers are helping you break the law.
I can't remember the specifics but there is something about running an unlicenced repeater. A quick ggl found this...
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/enforc ... t/jammers/
It's the last paragraph about Cellular enhancers / boosters / repeaters.

Maybe you'll get lucky and O2 get around to upgrading the masts in that area at some point. They upgraded my mast in the last couple of weeks. I always had 2-3 bars and G data in the house, now I get full 5 bars and 3G/H data.
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