How To Boost Your Cell Phone Signal Or Call Without The Carrier Signal
There could be a number of reasons as to why you keep getting poor cellular signal. Ranging from your carrier’s signal strength being weak to your home/office having signal-blocking materials on the wall. Whatever the reason, you still have a number of options to boost your carrier’s signal strength, today Innov8tiv share some of these options:
This is a hardware device that repeats and boosts the cellular signal that you already get in your house. Say, when standing next to a window, you phone shows one bar, and when you move into other areas inside your house, the bar disappears. By placing a repeater next to the window, the device will amplify that one-bar-signal and boost it throughout your house.
A microcell or femtocell can be described as a small, low-powered cellular base station that is capable of connecting to a cellular network through a broadband internet connection. The device is ideal for users who don’t get any cellular signal at their homes. Users must first have a strong and reliable network for the microcell to connect to the carrier via the internet in order to transmit its own signal for the carrier.
You should check with your cellular carrier if they have the above hardware to complement their signal in areas where their signals are weak. If they do, chances are high that your carrier might give you the hardware at a discounted price since it will boost their own weak network.
Another option available to users with weak carrier signal is using Wi-Fi for calling and SMS. Currently, in the USA only T-Mobile makes it possible for users both on Android and iOS platform to make Wi-Fi calling. Sprint avails this option only to selected types of Android phones, while AT&T and Verizon are said to avail the Wi-Fi calling option come 2015.
Wi-Fi calling works by allowing the users to use Wi-Fi network to make phone calls, send and receive SMS when their cellular signal is weak and Wi-Fi network is accessible. When the user moves out of the Wi-Fi range and into cellular network range, then their phone will resume making calls and sending text over the cellular network normally.
In order to be able to make calls and send text over Wi-Fi, your phone must have Wi-Fi calling support, and it must be enabled. T-Mobile and Sprit sell Android phones that have this feature. Apple’s iPhone 6 also has this feature but currently, it only works with T-Mobile, while Verizon and AT&T plans to support this function come 2015.