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4 ways to fix weak mobile signal

4 ways to fix weak mobile signal

Weak phone signals plague households all across the country. We use phones on a daily basis and having an unstable connection leads to a lot of problems, from disconnecting during a very important business call, to missing out on valuable conversation time with your family. One way or another, in this day and age of advanced tech and gadgets, having a stable mobile signal is the least one could ask for.

So, here are a few ways you could improve your weak phone signal if this problem’s been bothering you for far too long.

Check Your Phone

As advanced as modern smartphones are getting, all those little parts and pieces inside the phones are getting more and more brittle. This means that even dropping the phone once has the potential to cause a certain part or two to malfunction, thus leading to weaker cell connection.

One of the easiest ways to fix your mobile connectivity is to have your phone checked by a professional after a really nasty drop. You never know what parts are not working as intended and the phone repair professional could give you some help in this regard. In some cases, people had to purchase new phones entirely after theirs started malfunctioning due to severe damage after a drop.

While the chances of your phone having weak connectivity due to a drop is slim, it can happen, so have your phone checked just in case.

Get a Signal Booster

If you always have weak cell coverage at home, a mobile signal booster may be the gadget that you need. It’s a device made out of three parts which catches weak cell signals from the outside, amplifies them, then disperses them throughout a given area. It’s very easy to set up and requires basically no steps in operating. Once you have it installed, the device does everything else automatically.

With this one device, you can fix many of the gripes you have with phone connectivity and never drop out of a call again, so long as you’re in the area of your signal booster.

Replace SIM Card

As time goes on, your SIM card gets worn out with every removal and insertion. As a result, the stability of your mobile signal could suffer. Luckily, getting a new SIM card is super easy.

Simply contact your mobile service provider and have them send you a new one. Most will do this for free, unless you are changing your phone plan, in which case you may have to make a small payment. However, replacing a SIM card is usually effortless, takes almost no time or money, and is a very easy way to fix faulty cell signals.

Find New Coverage

Sometimes, the poor connectivity is entirely out of your control. In this case, what you should do is contact your mobile service provider and ask them if they are having any technical problems. A lot of the time, mobile service providers will have the technical problems fixed in no time. But in some cases, it’s time to choose a different carrier and mobile plan.

Your phone signal reaches you via cell towers. These are located all over the country and have antennas installed on them for various carriers. It may just so happen that your particular carrier does not have a nearby cell tower that can provide you with stable and reliable coverage. You could petition for them to install one near your home, however, most companies won’t do this unless the demand is quite high.

Instead, simply change your carrier to one that operates in your area and has a phone signal tower nearby.

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