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T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

prime

how can i get one of this T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Boosters?

  • 1. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster
    prime
    Hello! How can I get one of this cel-fi thins? I gues nobody read this darn forums!
  • 2. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

    prime wrote:

     

    Hello! How can I get one of this cel-fi thins? I gues nobody read this darn forums!

    They are not fully available at this time. Keep checking back because there may be some upcoming news on availability for customers who have poor indoor 3G or 4G coverage!

  • 3. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster
    prime
    Oh ok! It's that outside my house y get really good 3G/4G signal but inside the house for some reason I only get edge!
  • 4. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

    you cant. u have to buy it )

  • 5. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster
    prime
    Great! I hace to pay T-mobile so it works in my house!
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    my understanding is that there is no charge for this device...

  • 7. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

    I was offered this device. However, it requires a 2 year contract extension before they will send it to you. As I'm not 100 percent convinced it will work better than switching to Verizon, I'm not going to do it. It's too bad I loved T-Mobile, but I can't continue to have a phone that I absolutely cannot use at home.

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    crzyhorse wrote:

     

    I was offered this device. However, it requires a 2 year contract extension before they will send it to you. As I'm not 100 percent convinced it will work better than switching to Verizon, I'm not going to do it. It's too bad I loved T-Mobile, but I can't continue to have a phone that I absolutely cannot use at home.

    Well you do have 20 days to try it out. I have used the Signal Boosters and they work very well in my house with 4G. They are sold to carriers in many countries in different models that work with different networks. Basically they take your best available signal in your home and then amplify and extend that signal throughout the rest of the home. So, if you have 3 bars in just one area of your home (and maybe just 1 bar elsewhere), the Window Unit of the signal booster has a stronger antenna/radio so it's going to grab at least 3, if not 4 bars of signal in that area, and then wirelessly extend that signal in conjunction with the Coverage Unit throughout the rest of your house.

  • 9. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

    I called T-Mobile because I got an email about the free Cel-fi Signal Booster and initially the lady told me I qualified but she could not get the system to order it for me and she would need to transfer me.  Then I talked to a guy who said that the reason I can not get it is because I am a single phone account but if I had a multiple phone/family account I could.  I did check out Nextivity's website and the Cel-fi RS1 for T-Mobile costs $525 retail which is just too much to buy for myself.

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    I called Tmobile today about the  signal booster. First i was told by a customer rep that i qualify also. i then was transfered to tech support and told i do nt qualify. i asked what are the qualifications and was told i had to have grade A credit. i flipped out. i then told that it will be $500 to get the booster. Tmobile is such a rip off.

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    I talked to another rep, and at least I was reassured that it's a completely seperate contract than getting a new phone, and so won't affect your upgrade choices. I was told about the 20 day trial, but I don't want an automatic contract renewal. Too much hassle. I would have no problem leaving a credit card for a deposit or something and sending it back if it didn't work but I'm not messing with extending the contract.

     

    In any case, I'm now a Verizon customer and I get anywhere from 3-5 bars in my house, where I used to get 0-1.

     

    Bye TMobile, I actually miss you. I had been a customer since 2003 and it's sad to go. (Tmobile has better phones, better customer service, better international support, better data plans and better prices! - verizon isn't bad but not as good in these areas)

     

    But, having a phone that works when I need it outweighs all of this so it's time to move on.

  • 12. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

    I was told you can either go into a TMobile store or call TMobile (ask for Tech Care) and they will see if you qualify.

     

    You pay only for shipping ($6.28) for me. The equipment belongs to TMobile and if you ever leave them, you must mail the equipment back.

  • 13. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

    Wrong. Its free via T-Mobile but you must extend your contract for an additional 2 years.

  • 14. Re: T-Mobile Cel-Fi Signal Booster

    But you do have to buy it if you don't qualify for the loaner. It's $500 then. It's not an automatic contract renewal like I saw earlier. I just "ordered" mine last night. I asked about when the two years is up. It would go month to month, just like every other contract available. I just renewed last month so this was no big deal for me.

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