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Getting a Better Cell Signal: Cell Phone Signal Boosters 101

Getting a Better Cell Signal: Cell Phone Signal Boosters 101

Getting Better Signal

Why You're Not Getting Signal

There's nothing worse than having low bars and poor signals: dropping calls during an important call, asking the other person on the line to repeat herself, and super slow loading screens when browsing, shopping, or looking for directions.

The reason why that happens is your phone's inability to receive signal (of course). But why does that happen? 

One word: Interference.

Cellular signals are radio waves that cover great distances, but they're also easily affected. Ever seen people running outside or get near a window for a call? That's because they're trying to remove interference.

Although distance from the cell tower is an issue (especially in the country side), the main cause of interference are things blocking the line of sight from the cell tower to your phone. We're talking about outside and inside interference.

Let's take a closer look.

Types of Cellular Signal Interference

Outside Interference:

  • Distance from cell tower
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Tall structures (buildings and billboards)
  • Weather (thunderstorms and heavy rain) 

So generally high and crowded surroundings weakens your signal. Why does this happen? Cell towers are tall structures radiating signal from the top. People are usually below. Unless you're right next to the cell tower with a plain line of sight, your cell signal is bound to conflict against the surroundings and lose strength before reaching your phone.

Inside Interference:

  • Building Material 
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Thick concrete or brick
  • Energy-efficient barrier 

Most calls are made indoors. And indoors is where signal is weakest. Because after battling against trees, mountains, and surrounding environments, it now has to enter your home, office, or car, where it needs to penetrate against non-porous material like glass, metal, and thick walls and roofs. 

And this is why you get low bars and poor signal.

So How Do I Get Better Signal?

Well, we've already listed the  7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Cell Phone Signal. But if you really want the best solution you can either live on the cell tower or you can get a cell phone signal booster. A cell phone signal booster is a device that boosts 3G & 4G LTE signals for any kind of phone.  

Cell phone signal boosters work by pulling in your existing weak cellular signal, boosting it with advanced engineering, then redirecting to an area in need of more reception.

The Benefits of Using a Cell Phone Signal Booster:

  • Better talk & text
  • Faster internet speeds
  • Crystal clear calls
  • Stable connections
  • Improved reception
  • Longer battery life

They work with all US & Canadian networks (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell, Telus, and many more) and are certified devices by the FCC and IC. Signal boosters usually come in two categories: for home or for car.

Home amplifiers are usually more powerful but permanent installations. Car amplifiers are more versatile and easy installs but not as robust as their home counterparts.

So Who Are The Biggest Brands

The cell phone signal booster industry is relatively young. But there are already some leaders in the game. They are weBoostzBoost and SureCall.

weBoost is the most popular with a wide variety solutions for homes and cars. Their  weBoost Connect 4G and weBoost Drive 4G have been bestsellers for several years.

zBoost is a newer player in the industry and focus on affordable boosters. Their  zBoost SOHO packs a big punch at a small price.

SureCall also provides a wide selection for homes and vehicles. However, in addition to that, they also provide commercial and industrial boosters with no comparison. They are the only manufacturer to create metal-casing for all their boosters which helps with durability, quality, and heat dissipation.

The  SureCall Fusion5s is a strong commercial grade booster that is also priced like a home unit. So take a look if you want the best of both worlds. 

OK I'm Interested Where Do I Learn More?

Our  FAQ page provides a detailed Q&A explanation. You can also email us (sales@signalboosters) or call 1-800-568-2723 for more information.

At SignalBoosters.com, it's all about getting better signals. If you've got cellular issues, you've got a story to tell and we're all ears. Strong signals are out there, you deserve to get full bars.

SignalBoosters
4th May 2015

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