Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


112 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12


Topic # 198781 22-Jul-2016 10:58
Send private message

Is it worth going for the 4G Cel-Fi given that the price difference isn't huge? As it's a newer model my guess is that the electronics may have improved and I notice the coverage has gone from 600 m2 for the 3G version to 900 m2 for the 4G version (still not enough though).

 

Given the signal level, is it likely that an external aerial will be needed?

 

I couldn't see any feedback on how good they are. Does anyone have experience of them at home/work?

 

Background.

 

Have 4G signal outside at -118 dBm, go 500 m in any direction and that increases to around -109 dBm. Inside this drops to HSPA 14.4 Mbps and is at a level that will often drop calls. (All networks signals are bad at the houses around me, not just 2Degrees. Might be some big trees interfering.)

 

 


Create new topic
1396 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 366


  Reply # 1596781 22-Jul-2016 12:15
Send private message

Yes get 4G. That is what telcos are investing in when they put in new towers. And new towers are still going up all the time. This will give you the best chance of coverage.

 

Also 700mhz 4G "Extended"/Band 28 whatever they call it, travels quite far/well so is especially helpful for coverage, and you can get away with not having an external antenna.


1396 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 366


  Reply # 1596784 22-Jul-2016 12:21
Send private message

Sorry just realized you were talking about cell signal booting with Celfi, not a hotspot.

 

I don't think voice uses 4G at the moment, but even if it boosted your data signal in 4G its probably worth it.

 

 

 

We use cellfi at work, and its works alright, makes the signal here usable, when normally it was patchy.

 

 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.