I just purchased this new extender since I only get 1 bar cell service where I live. Wifi calling is not an option because my phone will still select the cell service vs wifi since there is just enough of a signal for it to connect. and yes, I tried airplane mode and that works but I always forget to turn that off when I leave and then I miss calls.
anyway, this extender can be configured to operate in Open (default), Hybrid, and Closed access modes. Open is no good as my connections quickly fill up since I live in a condo community. Hybrid (preferred whitelist and open) works but my neighbors can still use my extender. Closed is what I want but when I configure that it won't allow the whitelisted numbers to connect - in fact, no one can connect. Can someone confirm that Closed mode is not an option on this new extender??? Has anyone configured that to work?
Note: you have to setup the mode and access list via your account on Verizon (manage devices) not the extender itself. The extender will reboot when changing the access mode on the Verizon site to pickup those changes.
Looks to me that Verizon disabled the CLOSED option from working properly. or maybe its just not working on my extender.
hergottdh, we thank you for reaching out regarding the mode of your Network Extender. At this time our LTE Network Extenders only support open mode. Please see the FAQ link below under Management and Security. We are working to provide more options in the future.