I guess I have been on vacation a little too long already. I kept reading your post as mentioning a "Mirocell". No wonder I couldn't find anything regarding this device. I re-read your post and then tried with the correct spelling, "MicroCell" and found a ton of information on it. A quick phone call to a retail store within the Atlanta test market brought about some great news!
It actually works via a high-speed Internet connection and creates a mini cell tower in the home, covering up to 5,000 square feet. It is not a cellular signal amplifier, so in areas with no coverage, the device will continue to allow devices to operate.
The device, at this point is $150. However, there are some concessions. This is a one-time fee if you wish to continue using your package minutes (I'm on an unlimited airtime package, so using minutes really doesn't affect me)... However, if you were on a metered minute plan, and wish to use the phone around the MicroCell device and the time not count against your package minutes, they are offering a $15 monthly package to do this.
Finally, the device is compatible with up to 10 users and should be available nationwide within a few months. So, it should be ready by the time I am heading out on my next trip.
Thank you for pointing me into the direction of this device. I'll definitely be purchasing this device when it goes nationwide. This will perfectly suit my needs and the needs of my travel companions also using AT&T.
Originally Posted by Dubdub
No VOiP app that I know about for the BB. Google Voice is out there, but it uses your minutes. Might be worth a look as I don't really know much about it.
ATT is currently testing a Microcell device which in essence puts a mini cell tower in your home. Not sure of the release date but it is under test in Charlotte, Raleigh and Atlanta and maybe other areas. You could use it as long as there is ATT coverage in the area (it uses GPS to verify your location and E911).