06-22-2012 12:21:44 PM
I just connected my 2nd hand micro cell tower and it is great. However, I have a question: I have to have my iPhone set for 3Gs service for the cell tower to work in my home environment. I routinely use my wi-fi for phone calls through AT&T wireless. Since I have to have 3G service turned on, does that mean I am being charged for data service on all the phone calls I make? How about internet access which I normally get via wi-fi; is that a data charge now? I looked before I bought and did not find anything in the ATT stuff that clarified this issue.
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06-22-2012 03:14:59 PM
06-25-2012 06:08:29 PM
I am somewhat of a newbie and two things were an unknown: the 3G in the title of the micro cell device infers data transmission to me, not phone/wireless transmission but I guess I am getting the message from you all now that it is transmitting wireless 3G signal to my iPhone 3GS. So there is no data being transmitted even when I am connecting to the internet via my iPhone inside my home; only wi-fi is being used.
The second confusion is why I had to connect my modem to the 3G Micro Cell tower at all. That infers some kind of a dtaa connection to me; hence the concern about data plan charges from AT&T. I still don't see the need for the ethernet connection if the micro tower is just amplifying the wireless signal that is inside my house (which is usually no bars on the signal strength meter on my phone).
Thanks for you help and hopefully a little more clarification on the logic behind the ethernet connection.
06-25-2012 06:21:19 PM
3g means it works with 3g phones. It really has nothing beyond that. The microcell takes your voice and transmits it over the internet, that is why you connect it to your modem.
07-08-2012 02:04:04 PM
If the call is being routed through the internet.....why am I being charged? It is not costing AT&T anything. If this is true then it is an outrage! I am already paying someone for my internet service.......and you are telling me that AT&T is charging me for it again?
07-09-2012 07:39:19 AM
07-26-2012 10:24:33 AM
07-26-2012 11:46:43 AM
There is noting "outrageous" about what AT&T does.