Sprint is now offering the newest version of its femtocell in the Airvana Access Point to select customers at no additional charge under the Airave branding. Spokesperson Mark Elliot released the following statement:
"Sprint is offering the Airave Access Point for customers who have specific in-building coverage issues. Each customer situation is reviewed independently to determine whether the customer would qualify and benefit from Airave use. This is an updated Airave model, and does support Sprint 3G (EV-DO) data speeds.â€
The new model is being offered solely on a recurring monthly lease at no additional charge with no purchase option, and must be returned if service is terminated. The Airvana also replaces the Samsung manufactured Network Extender, which we have previously covered in the past and allows for the use of a broadband connection to improve indoor coverage.