Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-03-2017, 16:21   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Busselton, Western Australia
Boat: simpson 12
Posts: 34
Mobile booster for use in australia

I'm currently sailing the west coat of Australia and need to boost my mobile signal for work and have been looking into all the options for quite some time but it can all be a little bit confusing! Does anyone have experience with this and can give me some advice on the best units to get for use here? And potentially one that would be useful overseas as well?

I look forward to hearing back!
__________________

surfynic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 17:10   #2
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 25,977
Re: Mobile booster for use in australia

Mobile signal meaning cell data?
If so I just got a WiriePro that seems to work well, pop for the $99 high gain cell antenna if you want max range
__________________

a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2017, 02:34   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Innisfail, North Queensland, Australia
Boat: Lagoon 380 #241
Posts: 317
Re: Mobile booster for use in australia

Be careful ....:: cell boosters as used in the US are not legal in OZ.

Hi gain antennas hooked up to 3/4g routers for data are fine tho.
__________________
Seabreeze, Lagoon 380 #241
Innisfail, North Queensland, Australia ... Cruising the waters of the Great Barrier Reef
www.sea-breeze.com.au
gspeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 22:57   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1
Re: Mobile booster for use in australia

I just installed a Cel Fi GO marine pack and it works well. I've been using in nth qld in places with little to no signal and now with it been able to phone, internet etc.
It is legal in australia and tied to telstra. You will find all the details on Powertec web site. Probably not much use after you leave Aust.
Hamo
Hamo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2017, 01:01   #5
registered user
 
HankOnthewater's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West Australia
Boat: plastic production yacht, suitable for deep blue water ;)
Posts: 546
Re: Mobile booster for use in australia

I do not know the gear the above poster (hamo) is talking about, but I thought in general if Telstra doesn't sell it or approve it, it is illegal to use. There are other retailers who sell gear that is suitable for the Australian market here www.quantel.co.nz.
A new Zealand company that sells quite a bit to Oz, I believe. When checking I noticed his gear is sourced from the USA, and I found it to be available there for a lot less $$, but would it (direct import form USA) work in Oz and NZ? Not sure. I know Quantal gear does work well. I would say that gear is not approved by Telstra in Oz.
Having said that, the aerial supplied is marginal and a larger dedicated aerial ie Marine, Marine Mobile Phone, Deck Mount | ZCG Scalarby works much better!
One would have to take chances, not getting caught. I know one guy who has been using it for 5 years.

There is another way, to improve the range without any cost. If the modem is your phone or another portable device (ie wireless modem) like on the photo and if the connection from that device to computer is via wifi, then put the device in a plastic container with a screwtop lid, hoist to the top of the mast and you have 5-15 Nm further range. Make sure you have ways to bring the device down again...... Again I know one guy who has been doing that as well.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bigpond4gwifi.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	13.9 KB
ID:	142891  
__________________
Wishing you all sunny skies above, clear water below, gentle winds behind and a safe port ahead,
and when coming this way check http://www.cruiserswiki.org/wiki/Albany,_Australia
HankOnthewater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2017, 01:48   #6
Sempre Avanti
 
IslandHopper's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bundaberg Queensland, Australia.....
Posts: 1,719
Re: Mobile booster for use in australia

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamo View Post
I just installed a Cel Fi GO marine pack and it works well. I've been using in nth qld in places with little to no signal and now with it been able to phone, internet etc.
It is legal in australia and tied to telstra. You will find all the details on Powertec web site. Probably not much use after you leave Aust.
Hamo

Cel-Fi GO Repeater for Marine, Mobile Booster for boats, 4G Repeater, Booster for Telstra 4G, Repeater for Telstra 4GX, LTE Repeater, Telstra Approved Repeater
__________________

IslandHopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Australia, mob

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Mobile browsing option | Mobile skin Janet H Forum News & Announcements 7 03-03-2015 18:33
Mobile and tablet use, thanks not working Snowpetrel Forum Tech Support & Site Help 0 29-07-2014 00:19
Sydney Australia to Mobile Alabama Transporter2112 Other 11 02-12-2013 17:19
AUSTRALIA BEST MOBILE DEAL $$$ BriaF Dollars & Cents 0 18-11-2012 15:24



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:51.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.