Vodafone Mobile Broadband Users To Get Signal Boost
Vodafone mobile broadband customers, together with Vodafone mobile phone customers, will soon be able to benefit from stronger mobile signals around the home thanks to a special signal booster device.
Thought to be particularly beneficial to those living in rural areas, the device, which is essentially a mini base station, works by routing calls through a users home broadband network.
Some critics are claiming that this is just a cheap way for Vodafone to increase its mobile coverage. However, the Consumer Director of Vodafone UK, Ian Shepherd, claims that it will be a huge benefit to those who live in rural areas.
He 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 the same size as any other standard router and it should be compatible with all handsets and Vodafone mobile broadband dongles which use the 3G network.
It will connect directly through a domestic broadband line and cost a one off £160, though there is the option to pay £5 per month instead.
Vodafone plans to start selling the signal booster device at the end of the month.