We’re sure you don’t like having your calls dropped every time you have an important conversation with your boss or even a casual catch-up with your friends and loved ones. You’re getting to the most important part of the conversation and then before you know it: the call drops out.
It’s very nerve-wracking when you don’t know if the connections going to get lost again or not and you proceed with the rest of the conversation very cautiously hoping that the call will remain stable enough for you to hear the person on the other end all the way through. Well, you don’t need to do any more hoping or praying, not when you know the problems causing the weak connection as well as how to fix it. From repairing your phone to getting hold of a signal booster, here are some easy, foolproof ways of improving your mobile connection.
1. When Your Carrier Doesn’t Seem to Care
Ignore that play on words, but please do not ignore the meaning behind it. Mobile carriers are not the easiest companies to work with. It sometimes feels like all their new policies and service packages are made to be completely anti-consumer. But one thing we can sometimes understand them on is their coverage of certain areas.
In your local area, chances are there are several mobile carriers that operate and provide their services to the residents. Now, some carriers are better at this than others and this mostly comes from how close their mobile network antenna happens to be. Some carriers do not cover certain areas of your state or county simply because there is not enough demand for them there. You’re definitely not going to convince them to build a mobile signal tower just so you can have coverage.
No, instead you can take a more proactive approach and simply change your carrier. If your current provider’s closest mobile tower is a little too far out of reach then it’s much easier to find one that isn’t. Considering how advanced the modern mobile network is and how we have pushed to allow for widespread coverage, you will have no trouble finding a carrier that operates quite efficiently in your local area.
Don’t hesitate to change your provider and find something that works better in your local area, instead of settling for what you have.
2. Fault Phone or Sim: The Culprit Was Right Under Your Nose
Maybe it’s not the fault of your carrier that you have a weak connection. Perhaps it’s because you dropped your phone on the ground one too many times and now a certain part inside is not working as it should. Phones are not magical: they don’t simply work by will alone. There are tiny parts that each have their own little part to play. If even one of them gets damaged, you can expect your phone to malfunction in some way.
So, your safest bet would be to take your phone to a specialist that can take a look at it and give you a diagnostic report about what’s working and what isn’t. Just as you would go to the doctor if your foot started hurting, consider this to be a doctor’s appointment for your phone.
It may just be that your carrier is providing a perfectly stable service and everything is working as it should. It may even be the case that your phone is working perfectly fine too. In that case, the problem is with your SIM card. After years of usage and when you regularly remove and insert the card, it can get damaged as time goes by. The problem with your weak connection could very well be that your SIM card is too old and not functioning as well as it did before.
The solution, in this case, is even easier: get a new replacement SIM card. These are generally handed out for free by most mobile service providers and you can get yours in absolutely no time. Simply go to your local carrier’s office and order a new one. Or better yet: have the SIM card be delivered to your home so all you really have to do is ask for a new one.
3. The Problem Could Be Your Home
Mobile signal does not teleport. It has to go through physical objects to get from one point to another. There is actual physics behind and you should take that into account. So if your home has thick walls, few windows, or is in a geographically difficult location, your best bet would be to get a 4G signal booster.
This is a special device that receives weak signals broadcasted from the cell tower and strengthens it so you have a stable connection. It does this by making use of three separate devices, the receiver, the amplifier, and the indoor antenna. The receiver functions like a radar and it catches the weak signals coming its way. The signal is then transferred to the amplifier, which takes the weak mobile signal and strengthens it.
Once the connection has been stabilized by the amplifier, the indoor antenna then disperses the signal throughout the room, giving the devices in its vicinity the coverage they need to have strong mobile connectivity. It’s all quite straightforward and is a great solution for those who are not lucky enough to live in a house that allows for mobile signals to easily travel through the surfaces.
Mobile boosters are very popular and have been used in not only residential buildings, but also hotels, offices, and there are boosters you can set up in your car as well. So, needless to say, plenty of people have seen the advantage of owning a booster and use it in their daily lives.