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Femtocell designed into direct tv box

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With a merger between AT&T coming, I have a great idea for an addition to the Direct TV receiver. A FEMTOCELL! AT&T could extend their cell network drastically with this addition. 40,000,000 femtocells out there would be an amazing thing.
 

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With a merger between AT&T coming, I have a great idea for an addition to the Direct TV receiver. A FEMTOCELL! AT&T could extend their cell network drastically with this addition. 40,000,000 femtocells out there would be an amazing thing.
40 million additional boxes attempting to communicate with the AT&T servers would probably overload them causing all the femtocell boxes to stop working. It would also provide useless coverage for folks that have good cell coverage as well as for those that have multiple DirectTV receivers in their home (nearly everyone has more than one, often 4 or more). Also it may not work well for those that use satellite for their internet coverage as many do that use DirectTV because there is no cable-tv service in their rural area. It also would be useless to those that don't have AT&T as their cell phone provider.

My vote would be to reserve the femtocell boxes for only those that need them and keep the number at one per household unless they can prove that a second is really necessary to provide adequate coverage in their home.
 
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One per household. Lets say only the main Swim control receiver. This would also allow for a "voip" telephone number. Neat idea. Don't really know what to do with it.
 
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