Easy Tips to Solve Bad Mobile Reception
Even in this day and age of technology, poor mobile reception can be a recurring inconvenience. Unfortunately, humanity’s current technology level still isn’t enough to completely get rid of cellular “dead zones” and ensure round-the-clock reliability and uptime for mobile services.
Until then, we’ll have to manage with what we have. Here are some quick tips and tricks to troubleshoot your mobile reception problems.
Check out your smartphone case
Believe it or not, your smartphone case can play a significant part in your cellular reception woes. Certain cases are made of materials that can block mobile signals. If your case is the culprit, replace it with a different one, preferably one that assures smooth reception.
Maintain a good battery level
Your smartphone needs sufficient power to run all its processes. Connecting to your carrier, especially when using 3G and 4G LTE Internet connectivity is especially taxing on a smartphone’s power reserves. To ensure that your smartphone has optimal performance, make sure that your phone has a healthy battery level at all times.
Move to a higher location
Your line-of-sight to your mobile carrier’s base stations – those tall cell tower sites – greatly affects your signal reception. This is especially true when there are a limited number of cell sites in an area, such as a rural or wilderness setting. Moving to higher ground can improve your reception. Try using your smartphone on the roof deck of a building and you’ll experience great reception.
Get out of the basement
As mentioned earlier, line-of-sight plays a part in mobile reception. Basements and underground parking lots literally have no line-of-sight to cellular base stations, so it’s normal to expect spotty reception there. To make things worse, man-made materials like cement and steel can repel signals.
Foliage is bad for signals
Shrubbery, in general, can be a detriment to cell reception. You might have poorer than usual mobile signal in a woodland area or a building surrounded by lots of towering trees. Moving out of the area will do wonders for your reception issues.
Switch to a different carrier
Not all mobile carriers are created equal. If you’re tired of unreliable, poor mobile reception, you might want to sign-up with other available carriers in the area – if there are alternatives. In urban settings, this is easily done, but for rural areas, it might be a challenge.
Switch to a different phone
Not all smartphones are created equal. If you’re looking for optimal performance, it’s going to be tough to find it on a budget-tier phone. Changing to a more powerful smartphone might improve your mobile reception. It doesn’t have to be the top-of-the-line, flagship model. A reliable mid-range smartphone should be sufficient unless you’re really into expensive phones.
Invest in a signal booster kit
If all else fails, then it’s time to invest in a proper signal boosting device to get rid of your reception problems. Gadgets like the Weboost Connect 4G can drastically improve poor cellular signals in an area as well as remove signal dead spots. It might be a hefty investment, but if your profession or business relies heavily on having a stable, reliable mobile connection, then it’ll be worth it.
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