Home Is Where the Femtocell Is

Companies such as Motorola and Google are investing in femtocells, which promise to improve cell-phone coverage inside houses

Ask the folks at T-Mobile USA why most people switch mobile-phone providers and they'll tell you it's not because of poor customer service or high-priced call plans. Consumers' main reason for seeking a new carrier? They can't get good network coverage inside their homes, where anywhere from 27% to 41% of all wireless minutes are spent.

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