We live in rural NSW and have terrible mobile phone/internet reception, we bought this with the hope of going to mobile broadband internet as our satellite modem died and is around $1000 to replace. Great little unit, we've gone from only having reception whilst sitting on the kitchen bench by the window to a solid 5 bars right through the house and internet on our phones. Thankyou to the genius who came up with this machine, its not a cheap little thing but what price do you put on your sanity with constant dropouts?
Could be a life saver!
When you live out of town in a small seaside community, this could literally be a lifesaver. Certainly has reduced my stress levels. From 1 bar at beast to 4 bars OMG!
Great for phone not internet
We bought this mostly to boost our internet signal as we were told it would boost it quite a bit. We are disappointed that it did not boost it more. Our internet has gone from terrible to pretty bad so its a step up and a slight improvement. We still cant download a movie etc. We live in the country and cant get NBN. In saying that, if you are buying it to improve your mobile phone coverage- it is great for that!
Not a chance without it
With Cel-Fi from 1 bar to 5 bars on mobile. Incredible! No internet to full fast service. AMAZING! Now my daughter has no excuse for doing her homework for HSC. Sorry darling.
Awesome it really works
I had no signal in house at all . Out side in a particular spot I had one bar I was able to send a text very seldom make phone call. I have installed cel-fi and know I can make calls and go online worth every cent it cost.
wham bam thank you ma'am
Without the cel-fi we had a maximum 1 bar of service at two easterly facing windows in the house, we couldn't make or receive calls, only send text messages and usually they didn't send first go. Now I can be anywhere in the house and have 4 bars of service. The unit is supported by an external Omni aerial. It was really easy to install.
Although I found the Cel-Fi unit was extremely expensive and its disgusting that at only 30 km out of a major town we were forced to spend a lot of money to ensure our service, I found that appalling on behalf...
Great Product. Even somelone like me who breaks everything can install
We sat in a Telstra pocket of limited coverage. This product has dealt with the product, and allows my kids and wife to make the calls in the house, rather than on the street. I would highly recommend.
Not cheap but effective
We live in a remote area in the lee of a hill from the mobile tower and with a very unreliable land-line with outages often being up to 2 weeks which left us feeling quite isolated
The initial unit I purchased was faulty . I returned unit which the Company returned saying they had tested it & it was OK . It still wouldn't function & after trying everything I discovered this site [Productreview] that gave the Company the impetus to replace the unit and promise a refund if the replacement didn't work . Bottom line is the unit is fantastic .We co...
Gone from 0-1 bars to stable 4-5 bars, extremely happy!
Limited phone and Internet service has been an ongoing issue ever since we got mobile phones and wireless internet. No doubt a Yagi external antenna two years ago made a big difference for the Internet but the phone coverage was always 0-1 bars unless you went outside to exactly the right place and got 2 bars on a good day. I've purchased a Cel Fi this week and plugged the window unit into the Yagi. Now there is a stable 4-5 bars and it was instant! Don't know how or why it works but it does and it is brilliant! So easy to set up and I'm now lo...oking forward to sitting by my warm fire this Winter, talking on my mobile phone like I've never done before! Absolutely recommended to anyone with poor mobile phone and broadband service at home. Very happy indeed!
Happy wife, happy .......!!!
I live in grays point , a suburb south of Sydney which borders on the national park. For six years, I have had good internet but no phone reception unless I venture to a certain spot in my backyard
That was, until now.
The Cel-Fi system was so easy to install and we now enjoy(at worst) 3 bars of reception on our mobiles with Optus as the carrier.
To add to my applause, the service that Cel-Fi provided was second to none.
Highly recommended, cannot fault.
Great idea, a little poor on the follow through.
Was provided one of these by Optus as we live in a new development with marginal coverage (No Telstra or VF at all!), does it's job, makes calls able to be made from inside wheras before they couldn't but Iphone 6 only ever got to 3 bars in most rooms in a 4 by 2 house unless you sat in front of the coverage unit. Very prone to crashing, we were having to reboot every second day which became tiresome. Handing it back to Optus and getting a Homezone now we have a home internet sorted.
Proper Set Up
Setting up a Cel-Fi involves a little bit of black art.
Because the units must receive and transmit at the same time on the same mobile frequency, keeping the units as far apart (radio wise) is important. Unfortunately, because the units talk to each other via WiFi, they need a good radio path between them to operate. Certainly, use of an external yagi improves this isolation because you are no longer using the internal antennas and it can be advantageous to use one, even where the window signal level is adequate, particularly when the units must be placed fairly close together.
Good but not great
Have had cel fi now for over 6 months. We were having all sorts of problems with slow connection and drop outs, we are 20ks from a city in a rural setting, so only wi-fi (go figure!) The internet service is now a lot faster, we have the smaller receiver set up in our office. Once we go out of the office only a few meters the signal drops back to what it used to be. When making enquiries regarding this product, we even had Telstra install, they said we would receive good coverage throughout the house. I am great full for small but expensive mercies, as we run a business from here.
Mobile phone reception in the home at last!
We live in the country! For 4 years we have had no mobile reception in our home and patchy reception in some areas of the garden.
Came across the Cel-Fi RS2 device for the Telstra G3 859mhz network the other day. It is easy to install and comes with good instructions. We screwed our Yagi internet cable into the Cel-Fi Window device and and installed the converter/booster unit at the other end of the house. Immediately we had 5 bars on our mobile and made several long mobile calls without any crackle and fade. Very happy customer!
We posi...tioned our internet data wi-fi device (Telstra Elite modem) next to the booster device and had even better internet speeds. We ahve gone brom Bush-net to acceptable internet, Even more happy customer! I can only recommend this device!
Quick Fix for Good for Mobile Coverage Problem for Melbourne City
I used to have coverage problems at my apartment in West Melbourne as I on ground floor. Thanks to Cel-Fi now I have full Telstra 3G service. I had this product for about 5-6 Months Now and I love it. Can't live without it easy to install well I did have to use an Window antenna attach to my glass baloney to feed the mobile signal from outside of my baloney. I would recommend this to everyone from metro to rural areas out there.
Mostly Reliable, Easy to Install Plug & Play
No 4G at least it does the job.
Cel-Fi from Telstra Business Centre Bella Vista
I live in a regional area and the Cel-fi device has really assisted me with working from home, boosting both my inside mobile signal and my wireless device. I would reccommend this device to anyone that requires more consistent coverage inside your home or or office. The cost of missing calls far outweighs the cost of the device.
What a relief !!
Recently we purchased a Celfi Booster from R&O Communications for the Telstra 3G Network. We live on top of a hill approximately 38klms from the Telstra tower and at the best of times it is hard to signal outside let alone inside the House. As we can not get any type of Internet apart NextG or Satellite the cheaper option is NextG which works well when you can get the signal.
We had been battling for some time trying to get the best signal with a Yagi Antenna with a pretty hit and miss result...along came the CelFi....Wow...what a difference !...
Best investment ever.
This Telstra celfi unit has so many benefits for people in poor reception areas it not only boosts your one bar reception to 5 bars in 5 minuets it also gives you good data speeds and faultless voice phone calls i cant say anything bad this product well done celfi..
Easy set up and it actually works
This device has changed our lives, I don't know how we lived without it
Before the Nextivity Cel-Fi Telstra Repeater we used to walk 70 Metres from our home to the Dam bank just to make or receive a Mobile phone call. Now we have reception around the house. We are now connect to the world more than ever. It has changed our lives. Thanks to Dorigo Consulting for installing the unit.
Convenient, Easy to install.
Device is very quick and easy to set up. Ended up getting full bars where I previously had none, which increased my battery life significantly. Surprisingly data seems to work well as well.
The range seems to be limited, but it covers the area we need it to work for.
Quick and easy set up
Price is a bit steep for domestic use
Lost so much business when I upgraded from iPhone 4S to the new iPhone 5S only to discover that in my workshop I had no coverage. Spoke to Jon at Pocketphone in Welshpool and he recommended the Cel-Fi repeater, it is like having my own phone tower inside my shed!
Fantastic product and amazing service from the Pocketphone team
reliable and worked seemlessly with no need for technological knowledge to install!
Mining 3G Extention Solution That Works!
We were recommended by the team at DiverseIT the Cel-Fi product for our mining camp 3G phone extender requirements. We were only receiving 1 bar of coverage when we stood in a specific area on our mine camp accommodation area, after the installation of the Cel-Fi product we are now getting improved signal strength plus we now can receive calls while in our accommodation rooms and recreation areas.
This simple but cost effective solution has given all of the teams great mobile phone overage to keep in touch at all times with our families while working remotely.
Simple to install and very inexpensive solution!
Cel-Fi lets me make calls
I got my Cel-Fi from Telaustralia for my Telstra mobile Reception for our farm near Mansfield in theVictoria. We can now make calls which was almost impossible before. We always got 1 or no bars but now get 3-4 bars all the time so we can keep in touch with our business.
Easy to use
Nothing wrong at all …may be a bit pricey
Makes life easy!
We live in a terrible "dead-spot" for mobile reception and relied upon car-kits installed in the house for our mobiles to be of any use. We installed Cel-Fi repeaters in our house and office and can now do away with the car-kits. Awesome product that we have been recommending to our friends in the same situation!!
Simple to set-up
Sometimes drops out and requires resetting
At last I have mobile coverage in my house
This is a product that can be legally used on the telstra mobile network. I now have mobile coverage in all parts of the house instaed of having to stand at the back fenceon a chair. I've been waiting for a product like this for years. It Is Magnificent Alan
It works and gives me mobile signal throughout the house
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