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Thursday, 29 July 2021 08:04

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Mobile Signal

By Guest Writer

Guest Opinion: Let’s imagine this scenario and ponder over the tragedy for a second: you’re in an important business call. You’re talking to your bosses, shareholders, managers, and every other important head in your workplace. They are all attentively listening to you as you lay out the roadmap to your company’s future. It’s an important milestone in your entrepreneurial career and you are about to announce something huge that’s going to blow their tops off.

Then the mobile signal drops out, they can’t hear you, and the call disconnects. It’s really frustrating and is, without a doubt, one of the most unpleasant things you can go through. As close as long-distance communication technology has brought us, it has also brought upon a wave of headaches. So, the question is how to improve 4G signal without having to invest in a new phone or talk from a very specific corner in your house?

There are some ways you can improve your mobile network connection and cell signal.

1. Inspect Your Phone

A lot of the time, the problem isn’t with the connection itself but with your phone. Our phones come loaded with all kinds of nifty tools and each of them requires its own dedicated hardware to function. Unfortunately, the more things you put in your phone, the higher the chances that they can get damaged. If you’ve dropped your phone a few times and don’t see a cracked screen, this doesn’t mean that it’s still fully functioning.

There may be a little part that is not working as it should after the drop and the only way to know about this is to take it to a specialist for an inspection. So, if your phone is the only one in the household that keeps going out and won’t have a stable connection, consider taking it to a specialist and seeing what they have to say. 

2. A New SIM Card

Over time, with a lot of use, as well as the constant removal and insertion of the SIM card, it gets worn out. As a result, it may not get those bars as easily as you’d like. There is a really easy way to fix this and that’s to simply get a new SIM card. Most mobile service providers hand those out for free, so it’s just a matter of visiting your local carrier branch and asking for a new one.

With that one simple step, you can solve a very big problem.

3. Get a Signal Boost 

A cell signal booster or GSM repeater is a kind of device which is used to strengthen your cell connection. Weak phone connections are the result of several factors. Maybe your house is geographically in a really bad spot and can’t catch the incoming cell signals. Or maybe you live too far from the nearest cell tower. Or perhaps even your carrier does not cover your local area as well as they should.

Whatever the case may be, a signal booster can easily pick up weak signals from the external receiver, amplify them, and disperse it throughout any given area. When it comes to a cell phone signal booster NZ, Ireland, and plenty of other countries with a large suburban population have invested in these gadgets. 

You can find a wide assortment of them and they work in different ways. Look for one that matches all your needs both in terms of coverage distance and how well it boosts your phone signal.

4. Change Your Carrier

As was previously mentioned, some carriers do not cover certain areas of the city. Your mobile carrier may not have local coverage for your area, which is perfectly understandable considering how it may not suit their demographic. It’s all about supply and demand, so if there is not much demand in your area for their cell coverage, they’re not going to go out of their way to install a cell tower specifically for you.

In this case, your only option would be to change your cell provider and find one that operates locally, which shouldn’t be hard to do considering how there are so many options to pick from. Sit down one day, open their list of plans and service packages and try to find something that suits your needs. Once you find what you’re looking for, simply change your cell service provider and you will likely have a stable connection.

5.Check Your Phone Accessories

Some people don’t realize this but the accessories on your phone may be messing with the connection. What most people seem to underestimate is the effect that their highly stylized and very attractive skins may have on their phones.

Cell signal isn’t magic; it doesn’t simply teleport from one point to another. It has to travel from a specific place to another and it must go through physical objects. The more objects there are in its way, the harder it is for the signal to reach the intended point. So, try removing your phone skin and checking your connection without it. You may see the connection improve even if just slightly. 

If you want to have a stable connection, but also don’t want to lose out on making your phone look stylish and sleek, there are certain kinds of phone skins out there that don’t interfere with your cell signal. They are quite affordable, come in all kinds of designs, and are widely available. 

But these were just a few of the examples of the little steps you can take in improving the quality of your mobile connection. There are many other little tricks and hacks you can try out, but if you really need to greatly improve the stability of your phone calls, these would be some of your best solutions. Also, don’t hesitate to talk to someone who knows their way around mobile networks as they may give you even more tips and advice on how you can improve it.

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