Posted by Admin on Feb 19, 2017
Get quick and easy, yet very effective tips on how to boost your weak Sprint cell phone signal or at the very least, make the most of the signal that you have got. Sprint has fairly good cell phone coverage but even so there're times where you will find yourself with weak cell phone signal. Let us examine seven tips on how to get better cell phone coverage for Sprint. Let us start off with a few easy tips that will help you instantly with your cell phone signal.
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It can be as simple as rolling down the window in the car or being in the right spot at home. Materials, buildings and vehicles are made out of metal and concrete. Even window tint can reduce the strength of the cellular signal passing through. Window tint plus double or triple pane weather proof windows can sometimes even block it completely. Rolling down or opening a window removes one more obstruction blocking the mobile signal from reaching your smart phone.
You can also try turning off LTE for better calls. LTE signal and 3G signal for calls and texts are on totally different frequencies. You may find that at a given location, you're getting good 3G signal but your LTE signal is extremely weak. If calling over LTE is turned on, your phone will try and use LTE instead of 3G signal and you will be stuck if LTE signal itself is blocked from a LTE tower due to obstructions along the way. Turning off LTE will allow you to use your 3G service instead. This can make the difference between being able to make a wireless call or not. It is very easy to check the signal levels of LTE and 3G to see which one is stronger at your location. Watch the video or read our post on how to put your phone in test mode for accurate signal strength reading.
If you're at home, take a few minutes to make a signal map of your house. Walk around your home and write down the signal level in each room. This way, you will know which areas of the house get the strongest cell phone signal, and you can go to that spot to make a call. You can do this with the bars on your phone but they are not very reliable. Instead, put your phone into test mode as suggested in above paragraph. This will show you a much more precise numerical reading of your signal strength. This is available on Android and iOS devices and it is very easy to do.
A tip when checking the signal level at your home is to be patient. Your phone will usually take a while to update the signal level. Sometimes it can take up to a minute. Therefore, please make sure that you stay at each location for long enough to make sure that the signal has updated. Once you know which side of the house gets better service, you can leave the cellphone on the side of the house where you get best cell service so you do not miss any call. If you're setting up a cell signal booster, this is also very useful information to know so you can direct your antenna towards the mobile tower.
If you want to fix the problem and improve the cell signal that you're getting instead of just doing work arounds, then you have got a number of options. Why not try Wi-Fi calling? In a nutshell, Wi-Fi calling offloads your calls to internet through your wireless router instead of using a cell tower. If you live in an area with a weak cell signal or the building you live in is blocking the cell signal from getting inside, then Wi-Fi calling is a good choice. Wi-Fi calling from Sprint also does not use your minutes. Therefore, if you're running low one month or you need to save up some minutes, just turn on WiFi calling and you can place all the calls you want from your home. Wi-Fi calling is easy to set up and it works with most smart phones.
Another great option for your home is a Sprint AIRAVE, a type of FemtoCell. It creates a small area of cell signal in your home using Internet. You plug the base station into your router, and it will create an area of cellular signal about 40 feet from the base station. Up to 6 people can use their phone at the same time while in this coverage area. There are no monthly fees for using AIRAVE. It will just use your allotted minutes like any normal call. One thing to note is that Sprint Air-Ave only works for Sprint customers. Any other carriers within its broadcast range won't be able to connect. Therefore, if you live in an area with no cell service or you just can't get cell service within your building, but you do have an internet connection, then Sprint's AIR AVE might be the perfect fit.
Another great option for staying connected with Sprint is a Sprint cell phone signal booster. These come in models for buildings or vehicles so you can stay connected while at home or on the road. A signal booster works with any phone and any carrier and you can have as many users as you like using it simultaneously without a problem. A signal booster works by taking a weak cell signal, boosting it, and then sending the strong signal to your phone and back to the cell tower. There are a number of booster models available to fit any home or vehicle so you're sure to be covered no matter your situation and you won't need an internet connection to make it work.
View the video posted above for more information and illustrations on the tips provided to improve Sprint Cell Phone Signal Reception.