What Contributes To My Bad Cellular Signal?

Cell Signal Repeater
Cell Signal Repeater
Signal Repeater
Signal Repeater

Two things mainly contribute to your bad phone signal: the distance between your place and the nearest cell site, and things that cause interference. Let us take a more in-depth look at these two factors.

The Distance

Telecom service providers offer cellular coverage via a broad network of cell sites that are strategically located. When you are in the network, your device should ideally be connecting with the most adjacent tower. When you are motionless, that gadget will get signals from the cell site.

If you are driving a car or moving otherwise, however, the device would search for signals from the next nearest cell site. If your phone says ‘service unavailable’ in that next area, you would have to go elsewhere, pull over and exit from your vehicle for the signal. If the signal is available there, then you are lucky.

When you reach the boundary of the coverage area, you will have no new cell sites to seek signals from. In other words, the farther away you are or your device is from the cellular tower, the lesser will be the quality of the signal you get. You will reach a stage where the device is so far away from the cell site to keep a steady connection, which will cause call drops.

The Obstructions

Cellular signals travel in the air usually with slight trouble, but all objects it meets from the cell site to your device cause some interference. Trees, mountains, hills and other geographical elements can lead to big signal problems, and so can construction materials such as concrete and metal. Besides, the increased presence of window tinting and radiant barriers and other energy-efficient things contribute to mobile phone signal issues in new houses.

Either of the above-mentioned factors can cause calls drops and bad cellular reception, but when both exist, you are almost sure to face the issues.

The Solution: Cell Signal Booster

Cellular repeaters were made to help address the aforesaid factors. These are designed to boost a weak outdoor signal and give a solid signal indoors by bypassing obstructions.

Two antennae are part of the system. The exterior antenna passes the outside signal through a wire to the signal booster in the property. When it is boosted, the signal will be sent to the internal antenna, which will then rebroadcast it to the area needing better reception.