Unreliable cellular coverage can be caused by anything that comes between your cell phone and the nearest cellular tower. The main reasons for weak cellular reception include:
- Distance that cover between cell towers.
- Materials like concrete and metal building
- Coated glass windows that are Energy efficient
You’ll need to consider the costs associated with moving to a new carrier before making a move as well as verifying whether the carrier you choose and to determine whether it will provide better coverage , so you don’t end up going from bad to worse. One way to do this is to enquire friends who use different carriers and check their reception in home.
Femtocells are offered by Cellular carriers to their customers who face weak cellular reception. Femtocells are small mobile base stations connected to the mobile network via Internet. A disadvantage of Femtocells is that users need to stay within 15 feet of the unit to achieve the improved reception. Another major dispute is that these amplifiers can be hacked, and thus allows access to your data, voice calls, and SMS text messages
Wi-Fi Calling and Texting
Wi-Fi calling can be used for cellular connections that allow users to make voice calls through a Wi-Fi Network. This option can be explored when you have one of the newer model Smart Phones such as an iPhone 6 / 6s, or Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / S6 Edge. A consistently strong Wi-Fi Signal is also needed. The increase number of users on the same network can adversely affect the call clarity.
Cell Phone Signal Boosters
This option works in any location, including buildings, homes, vehicles and even watercraft. This solution is also avails boosters that boost cellular signals for all carriers if you have to cover people using multiple carriers.