It can be maddening to try to make a call on your smartphone only to find that you have limited coverage; or, to be in the middle of an important phone meeting with your boss, only to have the call drop. You pay a lot for your smartphone, so you should get the best service possible. Fortunately, it is quite possible to boost your cell phone reception. Check out the following ideas:
Get The Best Mobile Processor Possible
To improve your cell phone reception, it’s important to start with the processor. If it’s been some time since you have upgraded your phone, it is probably time to invest in the best mobile processor that you can. Right now, the winner seems to be the Snapdragon, which is produced by Qualcomm. As one of the fastest mobile processors on the market today, the Qualcomm Snapdragon features superior connectivity, along with other features that are highly sought after like fast charging and long-lasting battery life. By investing in the fastest mobile processor available, you should see a world of difference in your cell phone reception.
Use Your WiFi Network
Another great way to improve your cell phone coverage is by using your WiFi network. Switching to the WiFi calling option lets you use your broadband landline internet service provider, or your ISP, to make calls as well as connect to the internet. Right now, all major carriers support Wi-Fi calling on most of their newest smartphones; if you already have a landline internet, using a WiFi compatible phone can be a good idea. You don’t have to use it all of the time, but if you are on a call from home with an important client, you can always opt for this feature.
Keep Your Battery Charged Up
A relatively simple way to improve your cell phone’s reception is to be sure your battery is not dipping into the red zone of low power. When your phone tries to connect with the closest cell tower, it uses battery power. When your phone is getting low on battery life, the phone will find it harder to locate the signal; in turn this will cause poor cell phone signal reception. If you are going to be away from an outlet for a while — for instance, if you are on the road for work and will be making some calls from roadside diners and the like, turn off battery-eating features like Bluetooth and near field communication (NFC). You can also lower the brightness level on your screen and make sure that you are only running apps or programs that you are currently using. This will all help ensure that your battery is not draining faster than it should and allow your phone to more easily locate the closest signal.
Determine The Location Of The Nearest Cell Phone Tower
A really effective way to boost your smartphone’s reception is to know where your closest cell phone tower is located. As you might suspect, the closer your phone is to the tower, the better signal strength it will have. You can use a website like Cell Reception; simply enter in your city and state or zip code and learn the nearest locations. You can also download an app like OpenSignal right on your phone to check out the cell tower locations in your area, as well as the quality of coverage.
It is reassuring to know that there are tangible steps you can take to boost your cell phone reception. Start by making sure you have the best mobile processor possible and keep your battery well-charged. Then, by locating your closest tower and possibly driving toward it when you are on an important call and/or using your home’s WiFi network, you should notice a big difference in your reception.