As we now have 4 mobiles on the 20 euro free.fr tariff and they all have free calls to UK and French landlines and free calls to French mobiles (plus plenty of other stuff) I would like to be able to use them in the house as this could mean I can scrap the landline entirely.
The problem is, the mobile reception inside the house isn't good enough to provide consistent quality.
There are a couple of ways to improve the signal as far as I am aware, femtocells and signal repeaters.
The first being an additional service that your cell phone company may supply whereby the signal is routed via your existing wi-fi connection. I don't know if French operators provide this service and where it is available I understand it to be a chargeable extra.
A pricier but one time expense option is a 3G signal repeater. This requires that you do at least have a signal somewhere in the house or you may even be able to place the unit or antenna on an outside wall. The more reliable/consistent signal from the static antenna is then transmitted inside, it may even be amplified although I'm not sure about that.
Has anyone had success or otherwise with any of this technology?