Nothing is more annoying than wanting to make that important phone call but your cell phone doesn’t have enough signal strength to support it! Whatever you do, don’t panic. If it happens in an area where the signal strength is usually strong, most likely, the fault belongs to your cellular carrier. However, if you live in an area where the cellular coverage is significantly weak, there are measures that you can take to ensure a better service experience.
It should also be noted that in some cases, signal strength can be weakened by certain elements and materials built into the walls of your home. If that is the case, some of these steps should help to alleviate the problem.
First and foremost, do you have a Bluetooth device? Many times, our bodies can block the signal to the cell phone. This happens because our bodies consist of 75% of water. Water can be a natural blockage to signal strength. If you sync your Bluetooth device to the cell phone, this allows you to leave the phone on a table and gives you the freedom to move around hands free but also keeps your body from blocking the signal. Does that make sense? Sometimes this simple procedure can alleviate the frustration and trouble involving low cell phone signal.
Secondly, is your cell phone made of plastic or metal? Plastic phones allow the signal to penetrate better than metal phones. If you live in a low coverage area, metal phones are not the wisest design choice.
Many cellular carriers offer ways to boost cell phone signal. They usually offer a mobile phone booster device that enables your phone to generate a stronger signal. They are generally expensive! However, it should be noted that they tend to work better for flip phones as this technology is of a dying breed. Other forms of signal assistance are always emerging as technology expands with every passing year.
Another option for boosting the signal on your cell phone are small, low power base stations called ‘Femtocells’. (They are also known as ‘Microcells’) These devices are literally tiny cellular towers that are planted in your home! As long as you have a good internet service with a broadband connection, this will boost your cell phone signal instantly and effortlessly. This can be found at most cellular carriers, technology stores and popular online stores.
Lastly, another way to boost cell phone signal is to not boost it at all! If you have internet and a reliable smart phone, tap into the WiFi network and enable WiFi calling. Through the WiFi connection, you can accept phone calls and text messages through your cell phone.
As you can see, there are plenty of options in being able to boost cell phone signal. Try them out before allowing frustration to completely take you over.