In a perfect world, our mobile phones would work correctly throughout the day. Every time we entered a number, a clear voice answered: "Hello?"
The real world, however, is a labyrinth of obstacles: thick walls, metal frames, competitive signals, distant cell towers and entire skyscrapers stand in our way.
Drive behind a mountain and you will shout through static noise until the signal eventually fails. Delays and echoes can make phone calls even more frustrating, and usually your environment is the culprit.
Ironically, many people struggle with bad signals in their homes. Your home - which used to be the only reliable place where you could make a call - can be filled with signal-absorbing architecture and distracting devices. If your home does not allow a clear shot to the nearest transmission tower, you have a problem because you probably will not move soon. And again, what if your house is a gigantic dead spot? Should you never call from your living room?
There are at least three ways to keep the signal strong. Improving your mobile service is a test and error task and it is impossible to determine whether these techniques work unless you try them. Eventually it may be necessary to change provider. But if you are willing to solve problems, you will find that you have much clearer conversations.
1.Get a signal amplifier:
Also called a "repeater", a signal amplifier does exactly that: it increases your cell signal. Place the device in a part of the house where you have a good reception, such as a windowsill, and extend that stronger signal to the rest of the house. Some repeaters are also supplied with an external antenna that you can mount outside.
Boosters are a bit expensive; some companies sell reasonably priced models, but this is not always ideal because a booster usually only works with that courier's signal. So if you have relatives or visit friends using another provider and they also have a weak signal, this will not help them.
An external company such as zBoost or weBoost makes boosters that work with multiple providers. You will probably have to pay for this yourself. These gadgets are about $ 200 at the bottom.
And if you want 4G coverage at a higher rate, you can expect boost prices to go up to $ 300 or more. 4G is, however, an advantage when you use your phone for internet connections. If you already have Wi-Fi at home, you can use your internet connection at home on your phone and not the more expensive 4G booster
2.Try a femtocell:
Femtocell is also called a "microcell" (AT & T) or a "network extender" (Verizon), which looks suspiciously like a booster. You even use it in the same way: stick it in your house and femtocell emits a strong cellular signal.
The difference is that the femtocell must be connected to your router so that it can use your internet connection. This way it connects your telephone to the courier's servers. This allows femtocell to work in an area where you have absolutely no signal. It is therefore suitable for rural locations or an apartment surrounded by tall buildings.
The disadvantage is that if you receive one of these from a courier service, it will only work for that courier's telephones. Also in this case, options from third parties that cover multiple carriers are practically non-existent. It also does not work well with satellite internet.
The strangest side effect of a femtocell is that almost everyone can use it, as long as they subscribe to the same carrier, even if people stroll past your home. Their calls go via your internet connection, possibly delaying your Wi-Fi traffic and affecting high-volume activities, such as streaming videos or large downloads. With Verizon you can set priority numbers, so you always get service first. Yet other people can still paralyze your internet connection.
Often your mobile provider lends you a free femtocell or a one-off fee. It is better for the courier to deliver a femtocell for free than to lose a customer.
If your courier does not lend it to you for free, femtocells will put you somewhere between $ 50 and $ 250 depending on the brand and amount of data.
3.Calling via wifi:
You may already have set up a wireless Wi-Fi network at your home. If you use it for internet access at home on your Smartphone and tablet, you save money on your mobile data plan and you avoid surpluses.
Wi-Fi can also make calls and send text messages with apps such as Skype, Google Hangouts, Apple's iMessage and other third-party messaging apps such as WhatsApp. So do not worry if you do not have a signal. Historically, this means that both parties (caller and receiver) use the same apps.
Now all four major providers T-Mobile, AT & T, Sprint and Verizon have developed Wi-Fi calls for their phones. If this feature is enabled due to a weak signal, your phone automatically switches to a nearby open Wi-Fi network so that you do not even notice it. You can also switch to a telephone system such as Republic Wireless, which uses Wi-Fi calling as a primary function. Republic Wireless offers low-cost plans because it is mostly WiFi-based for calling and texting and is only used mobile when Wi-Fi is not available. Again, the switch is seamless. If you are calling via Wi-Fi, you obviously need a Wi-Fi network.