Vodafone relaunches femtocell offering as Sure Signal

Vodafone has relaunched its femtocell offering as Sure Signal. Sure Signal was originally launched by Vodafone UK as Vodafone Access Gateway in July 2009.

Vodafone UK customers can now have the Vodafone Sure Signal, the small plug-in box that significantly improves mobile phone signal in their homes and small offices, for just £50.

Quick and easy to install, plugging straight into any home or office broadband line with a download speed of at least 1 MB per second, Vodafone Sure Signal brings customers better and more reliable 3G coverage indoors and works with all 3G handsets.

Customers no longer need to worry about missed calls on their mobiles due to inconsistent indoor coverage and will be able to take advantage of the full range of Vodafone services via their handset anywhere in the home or office.

“No other network in the UK can ensure a great mobile phone signal in the home, because the Sure Signal is unique to Vodafone,” said Guy Laurence, Vodafone UK CEO. “Customers tell us it is life changing. If they live or work in a basement for example, the only way they may be able to get consistent mobile coverage could be with a Vodafone Sure Signal.”

Recent research by Vodafone UK highlights the importance of indoor mobile phone coverage. One in five Brits said that they have missed an important event or occasion because of a lack of signal. And one in 50 would even consider moving house for better indoor coverage.

Up to 32 people can be registered to use a Vodafone Sure Signal and four people can use it at any one time. Customers can now add or change their Sure Signal users in real time with Vodafone’s new online service.

Prices start at a £50 one-off cost or £5 per month for consumers. For businesses, excluding VAT the prices start at a £42.56 one-off cost (or £4.26 a month for 12 months) for new or existing customers on Your Plan for Small Business and Storm price plans of £21.26 or more, or a £102 one-off cost (or £4.26 a month for 24 months) for new or existing customers on Your Plan for Small Business and Storm price plans of less than £21.26.