Whether you’re in an office, business or home, there’s nothing more irritating than a mobile phone signal that’s weak and inconsistent. Whether it’s phone calls that keep cutting out, the loss of an internet signal or a streamed show that’s constantly buffering, the result is frustration.
With an increasing number of people relying on their mobile phone for online access, having an unreliable signal can be a huge problem.
Here’s a closer look at some ways you can easily improve your phone signal.
Change your network
If your signal at a regular address is poor with black holes and weak spots, you might want to consider whether it’s worth persisting with the same provider.
One easily solution to solving a poor signal is simply switching to a company that can deliver better. It’s usually possible to take your existing number with you when you make the change so any inconvenience is negligible.
Of course, the problem is that the provider you switch to may also give a poor signal. There’s no point going through the hassle of switching only to find out nothing has improved.
It’s possible to check online the strength of the signal that you’re likely to receive, but this is only a guide and the end result may be quite different.
Get some height
Mobile phone signals have to travel a long distance to reach you and that means overcoming obstacles in the path. When you’re at ground level the signal may not be as strong as there will be even more barriers between you and the signal.
By going upstairs and standing close to an open window, you’ll be providing a far more direct route for the signal to reach your phone. With the window open too there’s a much better chance of improving your reception.
If this still doesn’t work, try going outside. This has the greatest chance of providing the strongest signal in your area.
Of course, even if you’re successful in improving your signal by going upstairs or outside, that’s not really a permanent solution. Wandering around the garden or hanging out of a window every time you want to go online, make a call or instant message is far from convenient!
Try a mobile phone signal booster
A mobile phone booster is a simple device that takes the existing signal and amplifies it, delivering a strong and consistent result.
Also known as 4G mobile boosters, they consist of an antennae for both indoors and out, the repeater and some cabling. They work by taking the existing signal that reaches your address and making it stronger. This mobile repeater thus allows your phone to enjoy uninterrupted coverage for calls and online services.
A home signal booster will only amplify the signal that exists; it can’t conjure up a signal which isn’t present at all. However, you need very little signal to benefit from the boost. If you want to know whether it will work for you, go outside and check how much coverage is showing. If there’s at least one bar a mobile phone booster could make a very big difference.
The preferred option
A mobile phone signal booster is the preferred option, out of everything that’s available. Easy to install and convenient, it allows you to enjoy using your mobile phone wherever you are in the house.