Now-a-days, a cell phone has become the basic need of a common man. It is a must have product among people who are whether 8 years old or 80 years old. People are using cell phone not only for communication but also for data connectivity, entertainment and for many other purposes. Number of cell phone’s functions relies on the signal strength. Each and every cell phone user has suffered from no signal moments which are very annoying. According to a survey, 69% people suffered from dropped calls and poor signal in America.
While signal starts to flag, voice begins to crack and ultimately the signal goes completely, then call ends. Poor signal also makes your cell phone go offline sometimes as well as causes poor voice quality, difficulty in connecting with other numbers, lowers the battery life and mobile data connection drops or works slowly. Signal strength is affected by weather conditions, tall buildings, your distance from a mast, thick walls, the location of your house and metal frames. Signal strength also varies because of temporary structures such as cranes. If you are wondering how to boost your mobile signal strength, then the answer is here.
Ways to Boost Your Mobile Signal Strength
1. Try different locations
Changing locations boosts the signal strength of a cell phone. To increase the signal strength, always go outside or move toward a window or doorways rather than standing in one place. Buildings, electronics, walls, metal roofing and other large structures can interfere with your signal. Also, avoid standing in the areas with metal machinery or other metal objects while using your cell phone as metal decelerates radio waves that are required for good signal strength. Go to an open place instead of standing under a building or tree, if you walking outside. While having reception problems on the street, move to a better location like an intersection as they have better coverage.
2. Hold your phone correctly
Sometimes major problems come from the simplest things. Everything that hinders cellular waves reduces the performance of your cell phone. So, put your hands or fingers off from the antenna section. Generally, the antenna is located on the top of your phone so hold your cell phone by its base and don’t touch top area of the phone to improve signal strength. In most cell phones today, the antenna is at bottom. Therefore, if you have newer phone, turn the phone upside down to increase the signal strength.
3. Keep your cell phone battery charged
This is the easiest solution to improve your mobile signal strength. Always keep your cell phone battery fully charged as low battery power decreases the strength of signal. While you make or receive a call, the signal will drop completely because of low battery power. A cell phone consumes lots of power while searching a signal as a result poor signal drains your battery.
4. Upgrade your phone’s antenna
Many cell phones feature a small antenna (“Hi-gain”) that can be extended to boost the signal strength. Cell phone users can change this antenna by themselves at home or in-store for better reception. Changing the external antenna will not improve the signal of a cell phone like a Repeater but it is inexpensive. So, it can be used if you are spending lots of time in remote problem areas.
5. Purchase a cell phone signal booster
You can use a signal-boosting device to boost the cell phone’s signal strength, if you are living in an area that has a weak cellular signal strength. Cell phone signal booster so called mobile phone repeater is affordable and comes in compact size. Different types of signal boosters are available in the market such as sticker, Generation X Antenna Booster, etc. These boosters reach to the nearby cell phone towers and take hold of the signals boost/increase it after that broadcast/send to your location. You can also put a sticky signal booster inside of the battery compartment to boost the signal. You can buy signal-boosting device from electronic retailers, online retailers and cell phone stores.
6. Use an amplifier
An Amplifier also boosts the cell phone reception to around 50 miles. A signal amplifier can be used in your home or office. Two types of amplifiers are available in the market: first wireless and other that are required to be plugged into an electrical outlet. Wireless amplifiers just need a combination of internal and external mobile antennas. Amplifiers make cellular service to range longer in poor coverage areas by amplifying weak signals.
7. Signal boosting cases
These days, accessory companies not only make speaker docks, phone holders and cosmetic cases but also make special case that are designed for improving signal strength. A case named Pong has made iPhone and iPad protective, plastic cases which include a special plating to increase signal and to protect the user from radiation. These signal boosting cases are cost-effective solution and don’t need any special tools.
8. Use Wi-Fi as your cell phone signal
Generally, Wi-Fi is used for Internet connection but it can also help to boost your cell phone signal. These days, smartphones comes with a handy technology that if cell phone coverage is in a dead zone, your cell phone will automatically pick Wifi as the main network. If you possess a UMA capable cell phone, then you are able to use Wi-Fi while the GSM signals fails. All the devices and carriers do not support UMA calls. Only some blackberry, androids and other few phones supports UMA.
9. DIY (do-it-yourself)
You can also use homebrew methods to boost your cell phone reception. You can insert a piece of wire or coil into the cell phone’s antenna slot and secure it with a duct tap. You can also use coffee-can cell booster to improve signal strength. You just need two tin cans, wire, soldering equipment and pliers for this. Paper clip booster can also be used. Unfold a paperclip and put it into small hole (on the side of your phone).
10. Change network
You can also change your cell phone network. All the phone companies work on their own frequencies and cell phone towers so changing cell phone network can improve the signal strength. You can know which network has the best coverage in your area with the help of gotreception.com. Changing network is not a big problem as all the networks let its customers to transfer their phone number.
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