|AT&T's Network Is Known To Cause Heart Attacks!|
AT&T (NYSE: T) made a product announcement yesterday to start selling a portable cell tower in a suitcase. You have to laugh when you see the product because you are more likely to die of a heart attack trying to connect to the network in an emergency. The emergency cell tower is designed to be used and deployed in a disaster scenario when there is no cellular service. However, you are more likely to die of a heart attack being stuck in a dead zone before you are able to set up your emergency cell tower to get coverage. This product is so dumb that you know the US Government will by buying these things in droves because AT&T will be terrifying officials with fear. I have an idea . . . How about using some of the emergency funds to fix the cell coverage dead zones you already have? If spectrum were more open in rural areas the private sector could solve the coverage issues themselves with products like: Solar Powered Remote Cell Towers.
This begs the question why are they offering this if their cellular network covers 98% of the population? This portable cell tower only covers a 1/2 mile radius and it is way overpriced. Who or what company is going to buy this for $15,000 - $45,000 depending on options? Who is going to spend 30 minutes trying to set this up in the middle of a disaster? How can they possibly have enough of these portable towers in place to repair their broken network when it inevitably crashes?