Say Goodbye to Interrupted Connection
Ever wandered around your home trying to get in a position to make a call you know won’t drop out? Ever stood on a chair to try and get a text message through to someone? Do you know the blackspots that appear to be around your home with regards to your phone or broadband, or does your mobile drop out whenever you walk into a certain room? If so, you’ll know that mobile phone blackspots within the home do exist and no matter how much your mobile service provider promises great coverage, it doesn’t always exist absolutely everywhere – especially within your own home. But, did you know there is something you can do about it, in order to get a better experience both with broadband, and with your mobile phone? In most cases, a mobile phone signal booster can help avoid dropped calls and missed connections, allowing you to have a better mobile experience within your home. But why do these blackspots exist, and how do mobile signal boosters work? Here, we explain all you’ll need to know about how to tell what’s causing your poor connection and what you can do about it.
Why does my phone/broadband not work the same everywhere?
Like it or not, there are many things that affect your mobile phone signal, from restrictions within the home caused by building materials to poor reception from your provider. Knowing what is causing your poor connection goes a long way towards deciphering whether there’s anything you can do about it, but where do you start? There are a few ways to diagnose what is causing your signal loss, and we explain more about this below.
The most common issues with mobile phone/data coverage in your home is likely to come from the materials that were used when your home was constructed. Alternatively, your signals might be weakened by building within your surrounding area – or the problem could be the two of these things combined. Mobile phone signals can have issues with passing through concrete and metal that was used to construct your home, which is often the reason that you’ll get a better signal in the garden or with your arm out of the window of an upstairs bedroom (obviously this is not something that is recommended for when you’re trying to make calls!) However, there is something you can do about this loss of signal without having to make all of your calls or having your laptop perched on a window ledge – and that solution is a mobile repeater/ phone signal booster or 4G signal booster. But what are these devices, and how do they work?
What is a mobile repeater/ 4G signal booster
Simply put, a mobile repeater or 4G signal booster is a device that is fixed often to the outside of your property and works to bring the existing outside signal into the device, amplify it, repeat it and distribute it within the walls of your own home. This can bypass the block that previously exists from the outside to the inside of your home and allow you to gain better mobile coverage inside your home both for mobile phone coverage and broadband.
If you live far from the nearest town or major road, then your problems are likely to be that you are far from the nearest mobile phone mast which means you have a geographical problem, rather than one from the building you live in. This is true of some of the most rural areas in the UK. This problem also exists if you live on one side of a large hill or mountain and the mast is on the other side. Should this be a problem, then the likelihood is you will need to switch to a provider that has a mast with better coverage within your local area. If possible, speak to your neighbours, and others in the local area to see which provider has the better coverage. Or check online for those that claim to provide better coverage in your locality. If you and your neighbours all have the same issues, it might be worth approaching the major providers to see if there are plans for a new mast in your area.
Hopefully now you should have more of an idea of what is causing your mobile phone issues with signal within your home, and you’ll know what steps you need to take to ensure better coverage – so that you don’t have to make all your calls while out and about or using a landline.