Tips & Tricks: How to Boost Mobile Signal
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What’s even more annoying than poor WiFi? When you can’t even have a phone conversation at home because you just don’t have the signal. If only there was a way to boost mobile signal easily…
Dealing with signal issues regularly, we know a trick or two that can help you stay connected.
1. First of all, make sure there’s a genuine signal issue. There’s a few ways you can test this.
You might just need to update your handset to connect to the mast with the strongest signal. You can force this by resetting your handset, performing a manual roam or briefly switching on Airplane mode.
The SIM card or handset you’re using may also be faulty. You can test this by using the SIM in another phone, or a different SIM with your phone.
The other thing is to check with your provider whether there is temporary issues that they are already working to resolve.
2. Remove any obstructions
A phone’s signal strength is dependent on its ability to communicate with a mast. If for some reason this is impaired, your signal will be too.
To get the best signal possible, try opening any windows and repositioning furniture so that it doesn’t damage your signal strength.
3. WiFi Calling
WiFi calling does what it says on the tin. It allows you to make calls over a wireless network as opposed to a mobile network.
Not all providers/handsets allow this functionality, but over time it’s becoming more common place.
4. Signal Boosters (from your network)
Signal boosters generate a mobile signal using a fixed line internet connection – effectively allowing WiFi calling. All the major networks offer their own version (details here).
For sites with a larger capacity, what is needed is something called a femtocell. These are usually only supplied to business customers and require survey of the site by the network provider.