Poor signal strength could be your network operators fault, or it could be because of signal-blocking materials in your home’s walls. Whatever the cause could be, you can boost that signal and get the maximum number of bars at home. Or, better still, just use Wi-Fi calling on a smart phone.Follow the steps below to improve upon your signal.
Positioning Yourself for Better Reception
1.Increase your elevation.
To get more signal, you need to either get higher in elevation so as to be clear of obstructions or move around the obstructions that are present.If you’re at the bottom of the hill, start climbing. Reception may be better higher up.
- Not all phones are made the same. Some are very good at using low phone signals and some are absolutely terrible. Ask other people what works best for your signal supplier.
- Know where your local cell phone provider is so you can point your phone nearer to that area and eliminate the possibility of needless obstacles between the signal and your phone.
2.Try moving outside or to a window.
Don’t bother trying to make calls from deep inside buildings or underground. Buildings and other large structures are very unfriendly to adequate cell phone signal. If you are having reception problems on the street, try walking to the nearest intersection, as there you may find better coverage..
- In addition, try downloading a signal map tool for your smartphone. These typically work by pointing the user in the direction of their nearest cell tower and can be extremely effective in locating better coverage.
3.Get to an unobstructed location.
Today’s cell phones are digital and thus more sensitive to a clear signal. Essentially think of the “best reception” in your line of sight. Even if you can’t literally see the cell tower, what’s the clearest path toward an open area?
- Also remember that the signal can be reflected, so what reception you do get is not just subject to what is in the way, but also what it is bouncing off of Just because you are in a clear field doesn’t mean you will get reception if you are in the shadow of a water tower.
- Beyond that remember that not all cell towers serve all cell providers.
Taking Easy Action
1 .Keep your phone away from other electronic devices.
These include laptops, iPads, microwaves and other electronics. Turn the WiFi and Bluetooth off, too, and see if that helps devote more of your phone’s resources to finding a signal.
- Turn off these other devices if possible. If that doesn’t work, consider turning your phone off too and turning it back on again shortly thereafter. Sometimes a little reboot solves just about any problem
2.Try to keep your battery charged to 3 bars or higher. Your cell phone uses a lot more power when connecting a call than when it is on standby. Often, your battery can be strong enough to attempt a call, but not strong enough to find a signal. If you find you are having signal problems, consider your battery and get to charging.
3.Hold your phone correctly.
Mobile phone antennas are designed to project a signal outward.. As such, mobile phones seek signals in a shape around the antenna. Normally, when a mobile is held upright, this is not a problem. However, if you are holding your phone in a strange way, such as upside down or on its side , you will hinder the operation of the antenna. Hold your phone upright to guarantee that your phone can “see” your carrier signal correctly.
- On the older phones, the antenna can usually be located on the rear upper area of the phone (near the camera).
- On most newer phones the antenna is located at the bottom of the phone, so if you are experiencing signal problems on a newer phone turning it upside down will boost your signal. 4.Use Wi-Fi as your cell phone signal.
Make calls and connect to internet from
your phone as normally you would. If your mobile phone supports UMA, you can use the wi-fi as your cellphone signal where you don’t get GSM signal coverage or areas with poor coverage. There are also some apps that are free to download, such as Viber, which call using Wi-Fi
- Not all devices and carriers support UMA calls. Some Blackberry, Androids and a few other phones support UMA.