AT&T Microcell FAIL

One of the things we’ve been playing with recently is the AT&T Microcell. This device is intended to provide a cheap way for AT&T to increase their network coverage at the expense of their customers. The device is essentially a small cell-tower in a box, which shuttles your calls and data back to the AT&T mothership over your home broadband connection.

This kind of device is becoming more and more popular with the various mobile providers. They are commonly known as residential femtocells.

We’re curious. We love gadgets. We love to take gadgets apart and see what makes them tick. So naturally, we’ve taken a look at a number of different femtocells.

We finally got around to looking at this AT&T variant this week, and discovered that it is totally full of fail.