Does your cellphone drop off the radar in most basement locales? Help may be on the way. A new “repeater” device that enables cellphones to receive signals underground has been jointly developed by the four major mobile phone companies: NTT DoCoMo Inc., KDDI Corp., Vodafone KK and Tu-Ka Cellular Tokyo Inc.
The repeater – which covers all cellphones except third-generation phones of NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone – will go on sale this summer in the Kanto region. The estimated cost, including installation, is about 700,000 yen. The firms hope the new device will discourage underground businesses from buying illegal repeaters. Full story Here.