Would you buy a Wi-Fi router just to use your cell phone indoors? T-Mobile hopes so

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Last week, T-Mobile threw another lavish and expletive-filled “Uncarrier” event to announce it was making Wi-Fi calling more accessible for all of its customers. Part of that strategy involves selling only phones that are capable of making Wi-Fi calls from here out (existing customers are eligible for an early Jump upgrade to get a new phone if they wish) — but the other piece of the strategy is a humble wireless router.

Don’t let the name fool you — the Asus-built T-Mobile Personal CellSpot has nothing to do with the company’s cellular network. It’s not a FemtoCell, but a dual-band, 802.11ac router (it also works with the older b/g/n protocols) that the carrier is giving away to any customer who wants it and puts down a $25 deposit….

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