George Ponder over at sibling site WMExperts brings word that AT&T's Microcell -- the device you plug into your home cable/DSL connection to boost your phone reception -- is being rolled out to Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, San Diego, and Las Vegas.
If you are lucky enough to live in these areas, all you need to do is visit AT&T's 3G Microcell website and enter your specific zip code to see if the Microcell is available. If you are in one of these trial areas, you will be provided with a list of retail locations where you can purchase the Microcell. There was no mention on the pricing for the Microcell itself but it appears, in reading the fine print, the service will run $19.99 per month. There are still rumors that bundled discounts will be available to lower the monthly cost.
UPDATE: Per commenters, here's what those discounts looks like:
You buy the Micro-cell for $150 if you buy a calling plan you get a $100 rebate. The plan allows you and up to 10 3g devices to make unlimited calls off your Micro-cell. IF you have other AT&T services this plan rate drops to 9.99 a month.
While many might gaff at the idea of paying AT&T for the privilege of using their home internet connection to fix AT&T's coverage, for others -- especially in business who just. need. a. signal -- this rollout likely can't come fast enough.
If you're in one of those markets and take the Microcell for a whirl, let us know how it works for you. If you're not, how eager are you for it to get to your market?