Home zone trial

Starhub’s technician came to our house this morning, to install an UMTS access point to our home router. This was for the “Home Zone” trial that I had signed up with Starhub recently. This trial program enables 3G phones to make and receive phone calls via the access point instead of connecting to the Starhub 3G phone network. As the access point is LAN-connected to our home router, 3G network access would therefore be through the internet, via the router/cable modem. The home zone, i.e. the access point network coverage, is approximately within the radius of 100m. Phone would auto switch to the home access point once it is within the home zone, and back to the normal GSM/3G network when it’s outside.