Do you know you can improve your cell phone signal with a few simple tweaks?
Not to worry. If you have been in this dilemma before, there are ways with which you can use to navigate through this difficulty. So, we are going to be looking at 14 ways which you could use to improve your cell phone signal.
Keeping Your Battery Full
Did you know that it takes more power for your cell phone to connect to a cellular tower? Which is why even though you get to do many things with your phone- particularly a smartphone, never allow your battery to become low. Otherwise, it may have too low a juice for it to connect to a cellular tower.
Keeping your battery full or at least a good percentage will improve your cell phone signal.
The good thing is, smartphones have power saver mode to ensure
You don’t want your phone to be low to prevent low signals.
The communication between your cell phone and the cellular network towers is like a back and forth communication. One yells and the other hears and yells back in return.
When there is a clear sight between them, it easy for them to hear each other. But when there are obstructions and objects, it becomes hard to communicate. Reason why people move close to the window or up and down to get signal is so as to reduce Interference between the phone and tower.
Poor signals are caused by:
- Distance to cell tower
- External Interference: Valleys, trees etc
- Internal Interference: Electronics
- Building material and construction: concrete walls.
You can minimize the Interference of these by:
- Decluttering interiors
- Moving outside or getting near a window
- Avoid high buildings and structures
- Staying at the top floors of high buildings
Mobile Phone Signal Boosters
Mobile phone booster are devices (also known as cell phone antenna that can be installed in our homes, cars and offices to boost cellular signals.
How does it work?
Cell phone signal booster takes existing weak cellular signal from the outside and amplify 4G and 3G LTE signal up to 32x for any phone and any carrier. In a simple sense, it acts like a megaphone.
Its functions in a nut shell includes:
- Improves 4G LTE and 3G for cell phones.
- Amplifies cell phone signal to and fro.
- No need for it to be connected to the internet or WiFi to work
- One time purchase with no monthly fees.
Check Your Phone
Sometimes poor reception of signal may be due to your phone settings or some unforeseen things the may have happened to your phone. Your phone, especially your smartphone, is a designed multitasking device, which may create some lingering issues. Thus whenever there is a poor reception of network, you could:
- Restart your phone
- Double check to see if cellular data is turned on under settings
- Toggle Airplane mode off and on to reconnect to cell tower.
- Check your SIM Card for any damage
Finding A Cell Phone Tower Near You
Sometimes you might be in an obscure environment with a low cellular signal, without being aware that there are cellular towers around you. So, how do you find them?
Apps To Locate Cell Tower Near You
There are numerous apps you could use to locate cell tower around you. Some of them include: CellMapper, Antenna Search, and Call Reception.
Websites To Locate Cell Tower Near You
They include websites and app for android and iPhone users. Open Signal, LTE Discovery, Network Cell Info, are some of these sites with app enabled features too.
These apps don’t show you exactly how to boost network signal on your smart devices, however they tend to show you how the signal strength between your phone and a cell tower is.
Don’t Block Your Mobile Phone Antenna
Old mobile phones were designed in such a way that the had external antennas, responsible for receiving and sending signals to mobile towers. With smartphones, it is
It was made to be an aesthetic design but the issue of increased reception
Holding your phone sideways (landscape positioning) may be effectively blocking your antenna from the mobile tower. Not to get such antenna problems, try holding your phone in an upright position with your antenna free of a blockage, it should help increase mobile phone reception.
Whenever there is a gathering, like a musical concert, there is no telling that everyone wants to make calls, snap and upload to their social handles, do a selfie, and so on. Right at that moment, it seems everyone is plugged in into one source, one mobile cellular tower.
What do you get?
• Dropped calls
• Poor call quality
• Slow internet
• Super slow uploads & downloads
• Stuck text messages
• Spotty services
So instead of competing for signal bandwidth and clogged up network, finding a less populated areas go could be a panacea. So, move away from that clogged environment and get a better signal.
You can use your WiFi network to improve your cell phone signals. WiFi calling uses your broadband landline internet instead of cellular service to make calls and connect to the web. This is feature supported by newer smartphones like Apple
If you already have landline internet in your home, connecting your WiFi calling-compatible cell phone should be able to help maintain a steady connection.
Using Femtocell to improve cell phpne signal
What’s a femtocell? A femtocell (known also as a microcell or network extender) is an equipment that depends on having a broadband landline internet to convert landline internet to cellular signals and vice versa. Having a femtocell device is like having a personal mini cell phone tower.
Femtocell is the proper and broad name, but each carrier likes to brand their own femtocell names. You might therefore see names like AT&T Microcell, Verizon Network Extender, Magic Box etc. But they are all femtocell by nature.
Femtocell can be gotten at a fair price, and it comes with side benefits, depending on the brand carrier.
Mobile hotspots- known as 4G routers, WiFi Routers, LTE modems- are cellular routers that
Mobile hotspots can be used on the go by people who need connections to multiple devices. Hence, you can connect to your phone, your laptop, your desktop, your
If a hotspot comes with an antenna or extension port for an antenna, then it may be capable of providing better signal to your cell phone. It is also more effective when it is used alongside with signal boosters as described above.
Closing Unused Apps
As you open up an app, part of the phone’s attention goes to that app for it to work seamlessly. Now imagine a bunch of apps opened at a time and not being used? You can imagine how the phone performance will be greatly reduced. So you go ensure that those opened apps are closed so the phone could devote all its performance of connecting to a cell phone tower.
Making sure your body doesn’t block signals
Sometimes your body could serve as an obstruction to your phone and cell tower communicating with each other. So instead of your phone close to you, try holding it away from your body, or you hold it in the opposite hand of the
Get A New Phone
Just as people get old, so does a phone gets old as well. A phone newly gotten is undoubtedly going to perform better than a
So, it’s time to consider changing, letting go of your old phone and get something that would serve you better.
Ditch Your Network Provider
In fact, it not your fault if you have tried all to no avail, and you still get headaches trying to get signals from your particular network provider. Maybe their services in such areas where you reside
You need to take the bull by the horn, and look for a better service. After all, you are paying for it, you have the right to decide you don’t want it anymore.
There you have it. I hope it helps.