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Cel-Fi

Cel-Fi

4.2 from 119 reviews

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Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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SJK

SJKSouth East Queensland, QLD

Waste of money

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I have two units in a house in Brisbane. Both have ceased to work. I have no mobile phone service without them. Replacement cost over $1,000 each. I would have believed that these units would have a longer life.


Tony

TonyWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

Well how about that

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I bought a Cel-Fi Telstra fitted to a 2016 Falcon and my phone is a Samsung Note 8.
I had a major project that required a lot of discussion. I was in Toowoomba and was travelling to Caboolture for a function. I departed Toowoomba tracking north through Highfields to Hampton, turned right across the range to Esk turned left and tracked to just north of Toogoolowah then right on the back road around Somerset to Kilcoy then over the hills down to Caboolture.
I held one conversation the entire way and did not drop out once.
Holy snapping duck poop Batperson.....
These things are just bloody brilliant. Sort of like the good old days when you could attach an external antenna to your Nokia but you don't have to plug it in.

Purchased in March 2019 for $995.00.


Frankie93

Frankie93Perth, WA

  • 11 reviews
  • 1 like

We Can Now Use Our Mobiles at Home

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Purchased in February 2019.

Expensive and Limited

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Just checked with Cell-fi NZ and each unit is locked to one network provider so no good for visitors etc who are on a different network. Very expensive ( around NZ$1,300) with this limitation. Much cheaper to go with 2 degrees who have Wi-Fi calling at no extra cost.


T Brown

T BrownMid North Coast, NSW

Fluctuating signal

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I have had a Cel-Fi for around two years and after the first week I contacted the distributer at Port Macquarie asking about the fluctuating signal. They said to keep using the unit and see what happens. I was not happy as it cost allot to install. I can have 5 bars on the unit one minute and after 10 minutes of usage I can have nothing. The units have not moved. If I unplug the unit from power, I get 5 bars again. I can reset the unit multiple times a day. Sometime I can get several hours of usage before losing the signal. I doubt I have any warranty now. Stuck with it.


Darryl

DarrylSydney

  • Verified purchase

Excellent signal Cowan Creek area.

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I installed the Cel-Fi Marine Pack unit on our 53 foot trawler. The antenna is about 6 metres above the water. I leave the unit set to “auto” and we are consistently getting 2 bars or more with Telstra. We tried it in bays where without the unit reception is almost nonexistent and we could make calls from all of them. As I write this we have 3 bars in Houseboat Bay. In Smith’s Creek and at Cottage Point (both usually terrible) we had good reception and made calls. Internet is much better, in fact I was able to run the Foxtel app on my phone as we cruised into the end of Smith’s Creek. My Wife and I are very happy with this unit.


Colin

ColinWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Great little unit

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MarkP

MarkPBoronia

Works as advertised.

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Installed a Cell-Fi Go Marine kit today at lake Eildon. Worked as advertised from 1 bar to 4 bars on IPhone X on 4G. Very Happy with the system along with the boats parked next to me who also now have cell service.


Big Kev

Big KevMelbourne

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes
  • Verified purchase

Life saver in remote areas

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I have the mobile version fitted to my Landcruiser, truckers edge antenna on the roof with a folding mount and the cel-fi unit under my drivers seat. In areas where the signal strength wavers between nothing and one bar I am getting 3 to 4 bars on my iPhone. I go from virtually no ability to use the internet to browsing and uploading videos of my trip to the WA goldfields.
If there is no signal at all don’t expect miracles.. 10 x nothing is nothing, but if you have even a hint of a signal this unit rocks. All my travel companions gather round my cruiser at the camp site. :)

Brilliant this has changed everything!

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We only had one bar of 3G on our kitchen windowsill on a good day. We live in a old very large homestead with thick stone walls.
We now have full 4G power Throughout the house and for a good 50m or more around the outside. This brilliant system has changed everything.. We can now run our business without interruptions. Definelty worth doing.


Problems that still haven't been solved

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2 comments
Cel-Fi
Paul B.Cel-Fi
Cel-Fi
Paul B.Cel-Fi

Hi Cooper, I understand you had a device locking issue (a requirement added by the carrier). We believe this has now been addressed but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.


rossyabroad

rossyabroadMaryborough

  • 2 reviews

Not bad but beware of nonsense

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Our business has owned about 10 units consisting of different models of cell-fi signal boosters over the years. For us the cell-fi go (stationary kit) has actually been by far the most consistent and best performing. I did note however a review in this section saying that supplier (I think most of us know who they are) claimed the reason a unit wasn't working was because of 5Ghz interference.

We were given this excuse as a reason for one of the earlier models we owned not working properly. We disproved this by turning off every other piece of transmitting equipment we had on the entire site! It made not difference at all! So if you are given this nonsense excuse as a way for them to fob you off - don't take it lying down!

1 comment
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Paul B.Cel-Fi

JRT

JRTGRAFTON

Cel Fi Go... Stands for paper weight!!!

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I've had my celfi go piece of crap now for over 12 mths, its mounted in my truck that I do long haul around the country inn, I can tell you down to the white post beside the road on any HWY in the county when Signal comes in and when signal drops out, this thing was supposed to be the greatest thing sines slices bread, it's a useless piece of crap!!! I've spoken to support many times, I've sent the thing back to be checked, they say it's works fine, the thing does nothing at all. Save ya money folks, your better off using 2 cups joined with string!!!


Telelynx

Telelynx

  • 19 reviews
  • 24 likes
  • Verified purchase

Useless

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Link drops out all the time. Support blame it on 5Ghz interference. We have no 5Ghz devices running. The unit falls over every time you try a speed test from your phone using HSDPA, total waste of time and money

2 comments
Cel-Fi
Paul B.Cel-Fi

Hi Telelynx - It sounds like you have a Cel-Fi PRO as there can be 5Ghz interference - this is one of the problems that can affect a small % of products. The unit should not fall down and I recommend you reconnect with Support department again.

Telelynx
Telelynx

I have no more time to waste on it, unless you have a firmware upgrade, the support I've had to date has been at all helpful


Cell fi go a waste of money

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The cellfi booster I bought for my car was a waste of money but I did send it back and I did get a refund.
If you want to get maxx reception you are better to buy a full built in truckfone and are cheaper.

1 comment
Cel-Fi
Paul B.Cel-Fi
Stew Mckenzie

Stew MckenzieNarrogin

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent product and very happy.

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We have had our first unit now for a couple of months. Where there is no signal the unit still searches and has still maintained Apple Music and Spotify. Switching the unit to 3G has enabled more signal boost than running in 4G as the unit will drop in and out while searching.
Very happy with the product and the signal boost we have gained from it.
We are now looking forward to the rest of our fleet getting the Cel Fi ago units installed.

2 comments
Cel-Fi
Paul B.Cel-Fi

Thanks for your feedback.

Stew Mckenzie
Stew Mckenzie

You are more than welcome, I know that off the back of this review and off the back of having this unit in my work ute, I have helped sell 9 in car units and 3 home based units.


Brian

BrianKaroonda

  • 10 reviews
  • 4 likes

excellent product now i have service in house

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  • Verified purchase

Waste of money

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It is the biggest peice of garbage i have ever bought. Never worked properly. The transmiter always loses its signal. It has never gotten above 2 on the indoor unit. No matter whete you put each unit spend most of its time on 0 or 1 even though the window unit has 5 bar's.. your phone will show full bars but can usually do nothing with it..

1 comment
Cel-Fi
Paul B.Cel-Fi

Hello Chris. Please submit a ticket to receive Technical support for your issues. There could be a fault with the unit. http://www.powertec.com.au/helpdesk/


Unhappy Customer

Unhappy CustomerBrisbane

  • 5 reviews
  • 8 likes
  • Verified purchase

Mobile booster did nothing

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I had high hopes for this expensive mobile signal booster which claimed 9dB gain (FYI that's double, double again and double yet again) but in comparison after comparison it did not improve either voice calls or mobile data in low signal areas. To their credit, they did provide a refund but only after their CEO embarrassed himself by calling me names in an email to their sales manager which he accidentally CC'd to me!!! Not a business I'd be keen to deal with again.


Dave

DaveSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 17 reviews
  • 18 likes
  • Verified purchase

Staggering poor service from Cel-Fi Powertec (distributor)

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Ordered a replacement after our last unit failed (fairly often occurrence but worked reasonably well when it did work). A week after ordering and authorising payment to our credit card I have to ring up to find out why we haven't got it. I am then blamed by accounts for A:) Not paying for it already... you took my credit card dah! B:) Not asking whether they had it in stock when I ordered... Didn't stop them taking the order...
Now I am told it is weeks away and all I get is "too bad you should've asked if it was in stock" AND " If you'd checked your credit card you would have seen we hadn't charged you for it" These guys don't care about service as Telstra was stupid enough to make Cel-Fi the only authorised unit.

2 comments
Cel-Fi
Paul B.Cel-Fi
Dave
Dave

You apologise for not notifying me sooner? You didn't notify me at all. I had to ring you!


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Questions & Answers

Dave R.

Dave R.asked

How do you work it what antena you need with the cel-fi go stationary unit?

1 answer
SJK
SJK

I have tried a yagi antenae at about 2 metres above rooftop height and reception was not improved. Also I found that in a large house one unit did not cover all areas.


Ben

Benasked

I have a celfi booster at the top of the property with the booster antenna pointing to the house. Between the house and the top of the property there is my workshop. The old repeater at the workshop has 5 bars everything is great in fact I can do without the repeater here but I use it to distribute signal in the steel shed all is good.
I have a repeater at the house with a very high antenna and it has 5 bars. I tried to different repeaters at the house all with 5 bars and I still get major drop out can't text and the data is rubbish. Past the house on front of property out of reach of the repeater but just coming off the booster whilst not many bars on the phone I can make a better call. What could be wrong at the house?

No answers

Russell

Russellasked

I purchased a cel fi go mobile today. All connected correctly but when powered up it won’t allow you to select a mode and can’t connect to the app

1 answer
Scott S.
Scott S.

I have the same problem, did you end up being able to resolve it?


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