Improve Your Cell Reception In 10 Simple Steps
North American Precis Syndicate
Getting a strong signal for your cell phone when you need it may be easier than you realize. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, you no longer have a landline.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 51 percent of U.S. homes
rely on cell phones alone for a telephone connection. So a reliable cellular
signal is more crucial than ever.
Unfortunately, bad cell reception can happen in urban areas, thanks to all
the obstacles that block cell tower signals from reaching your phone. And it
can be even worse in rural areas, which make up more than 72 percent of the U.S. land
In fact, most cell phone users have used a number of creative ways to make
or receive a mobile call, including going outside, standing near a window,
finding the one spot in the house with a signal, standing like a statue and
even moving like a ninja.
If that doesn’t work, you may want to try these 10 signal-boosting
tips that cost nothing.
Tips To Improve Your Cell Signal
1. If you’re moving, stop.
When you’re stationary, your phone and the network don’t have to
constantly adjust for your changing location.
2. If there’s a case on your
phone, remove it. A case can block cell signals from reaching your
phone’s internal antenna.
3. Don’t block the internal antenna
by holding your phone. Try a different hand position to see if reception
4. Go outside or get clear of any
obstructions. Building materials block cell signals, so if you’re
in a building, go outside to get better reception. If you’re already
outside, find an open area such as a plaza or a park.
5. Keep your battery charged up.
A low battery can hurt your phone’s ability to get and keep a cell
6. Change your location. If
you’re inside, move to another room of the house or into your office
corridor. Or move next to a window, where the cell signal may better
penetrate the exterior walls. If in a vehicle, try driving a mile down the
7. Increase your elevation. By
moving to the top floor, you reduce the chance of obstructions blocking the
cell signal. If you’re driving, find a high spot and park there.
8. Use the Wi-Fi
network. All newer smartphones allow native Wi-Fi calling and texting,
which is supported by all major U.S. cell carriers. There are also a bunch of messaging apps now for audio and video
calling. Solid Wi-Fi may be a good substitute for a
9. Locate the nearest cell
tower. When you know where the cell
tower is, you know which direction your signal comes from. Then, move to
the side of the building nearest the tower. If you’re outside, try to
get clear of any signal-blocking obstructions between you and the tower.
10. Try switching from 4G to 3G.
Turn off your LTE service. See if you get a better connection with the 3G or
even the 2G network.
For further ideas on improving your cell signal, you can get the “Ultimate
Consumer Guide to Cell Phone Signal Boosters” from the industry
leader in cellular signal-boosting technology, weBoost.
The company’s cell phone signal boosters and accessories overcome
problems of a weak signal by boosting cellular signals by as much as 32
times. For a look at the complete line of proven home, vehicle and business
products that work with any carrier and in any location without a
subscription fee, go to www.weboost.com.
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