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In addition, to benefit from microcell coverage all phones must be logged in or synced to the microcell. That means family members, roommates or coworkers with compatible but unsynced phones can’t benefit from the microcell’s cellular signal.

A microcell is a fixed site solution only. It won’t work to boost cell signal inside a vehicle. Instead, that will require the use of a cell phone booster or an iphone signal booster.

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage is that a microcell and the carrier’s cellular network do not always work in concert to “hand off” a connected call smoothly.

Here’s an example. Let’s say someone at home dials a call on her cell phone that connects through the microcell. But as she dashes out the door to her waiting carpool for a ride to the office, she’s now out of microcell range and may drop the call.

In order to maintain her connection she must depend on the microcell to hand off her call to her carrier’s nearest cell tower. Sometimes the hand off works fine. Sometimes the call drops.

So back to our original question, “Do microcells work?”

Yes, they absolutely do. If your specific situation fits within those described in this post, a microcell may be a good solution to cell phone reception issues at home or in the office.

Check out this article here on the AT&T Microcell.

 

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