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Why is my mobile signal so bad?

18 Mar 2014
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Hopefully you’re lucky enough to live in a city with state-of-the-art 4G, with limited interruptions and great call quality. For the rest of us, call quality and data congestion can be an issue.

You might be asking: Why is my mobile signal so bad?  There are several reasons for this.

1) In rural areas, streaming a video is often near impossible due to poor mobile signal.

 

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2)Structure Interference: thick cement walls and K-glass create impediments to a proper signal. Even the foil backed insulation in modern buildings block signal completely. This is a frustrating proposition for business owners using mobile phones inside their place of business.

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3)Poor weather. Mobile signal can fluctuate considerably with humidity levels..especially over long distances. This especially effects mobile frequencies at the higher bands , 2100Mhz and 2600Mhz.

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4)The geographic terrain is harder to overcome, and hills and large trees are less easy to avoid. Tress with leaves on in summer time are especially problematic.

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5)Congestion on the  network: As more and more people demand data services from the nearby tower, so too will that service diminish in quality. Your data speeds will be throttle as more people demand access.

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6)It’s Your Phone: Newer phones focus on a compact profile. As a result, they have smaller and flat antennas with much less power than the older style omni antennas.

How can I solve this problem?

 

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Mobile Signal Repeaters: These devices  require an external antenna on your house to receive the signal and amplify it about your house.

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Buy a High Gain Antenna: You can place a high gain antenna on your roof and connect a coaxial cable directly from this antenna to the hidden jack behind the cover on most smartphones. Although this would turn your “mobile” phone into a “fixed location” phone.

Change providers: A different provider to your current one may have better coverage in your area.

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