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Sprint AIRAVE goes on sale nationwide, boosts low cell signal

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Cell carrier Sprint has just released a new product to help subscribers who suffer from poor reception at their home or office.

The new product, called AIRAVE, looks a bit like a wireless router and once you plug it into your broadband connection (DSL, cable or T1) it will create a small cellular network with a range of up to 5,000 square feet giving, allowing up to five people at a time to have strong signal.

If you’re on a call when you leave your home, the call will automatically be transferred to the Sprint network so you can keep going without dropping the call (assuming you have coverage there).

It’s not free, of course. The device itself will cost you $99.99 and then $4.99 per month to have it draw from your plans minutes while on a call, $10 per month to make unlimited calls through the AIRAVE with one Sprint phone, or $20 per month to make unlimited calls through AIRAVE with multiple lines.

Or switch to a different carrier.

When I was with Sprint a few years ago the experience was pretty poor all around, especially on the customer service end. If things haven’t gotten any better, the last thing I would be thinking about would be giving them more money.

For more info about the AIRAVE check out the product page here.

[Via Engadget]

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