Femtocell product provides enhanced wireless coverage in homes 

Green Bay, WI (August 2, 2013) – In the picturesque corners of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, weak cell phone signal can be an unfortunate reality. It was a reality that Michael Maas of Menominee, Mich., knew all too well. 

“I had almost no signal in my house except in two spots, and even that signal was iffy,” said Maas. “I struggled because I use my cell phone for everything, even replacing my landline.”

When Cellcom recently launched myHomeZone, the company’s first residential femtocell product, Maas decided to purchase it. The myHomeZone is designed to enhance wireless coverage inside homes where location, geography or structure interfere with reception.

“It’s a night and day difference for me,” said Maas. “I now get strong coverage in my entire house, including the basement, and even have better coverage outside in my yard.”

The device is a miniature cell site, about the size of a wireless router, that provides strong voice and 3G data service in a residential setting. The unit requires a DSL or cable broadband connection and must be used within Cellcom’s service area within 15 miles of an existing Cellcom cell site.

“Terrain in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan has always been a challenge for cellular signals, so we are very excited about the launch of the myHomeZone product,” said Dan Fabry, COO of mobile operations at Cellcom. “Femtocell technology makes it possible to provide the most consistent coverage in people’s homes, where their home construction or surroundings previously made it difficult.”

The myHomeZone is ideal for customers who may have challenges with their current coverage or those who need the most consistent experience, like someone who works out of their home. The device is available on promotion through August 31 for a one-time cost of $99.95 with no monthly service fees. Some restrictions apply. To learn more visit a Cellcom retail location or www.cellcom.com/myhomezone.

Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with nearly 70 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.