January 25, 2016

3 smart ways to increase your mobile reception

Living in a remote location makes us no stranger to the frustrations of a poor mobile phone signal. Thankfully, there are ways you can boost your signal and keep in contact with the world!

Here are our top 3 ways to boost your mobile phone reception…

1. A Signal Booster.

The first tip really is that simple, and yes, there is actually a device called a signal booster. It’s also known as a repeater, and it improves the reception at your home or office by amplifying and repeating the signal.

Now, there are many variations of this kind of device available for sale and they’re not the cheapest. However, if you live in a remote area most service providers will actually let you borrow these devices for a very small deposit.

Aussie Antenna’s have installed many repeaters in remote locations and our pick is the Cel-Fi 4G LTE. This kind of technology is so powerful it could be installed on a mountain 20 km’s away, pick up a signal, and throw it back to a home link!

2. If You Have Wi-Fi, Use It To Make Calls.

This may seem like an obvious idea to those of you already making Wi-Fi calls, but for many people, it’s an option they had never considered.

Most of us are lucky to have Wi-Fi in our homes, and we tap into it with our iPads, computers, DVD players and gaming consoles to access the Internet and online content.

However, it is also very handy for making phone calls, and several smartphones and providers have a Wi-Fi calling feature. You can even set up your phone to automatically connect to Wi-Fi when you get home, and you will not even notice that you are making and receiving calls over the Internet rather than via a cell phone signal. What’s more, the switch between the cellular network and your home or office Wi-Fi network can be seamless. You can enter the house talking on the phone over 4G, and finish your conversation over Wi-Fi. If you don’t have high speed Internet and Wi-Fi at home, there are things Aussie Antenna’s can do to help set that up.

3. Use an External Antenna.

A Jack External Antenna plugs into the headphone jack of your phone and promises to boost the signal. Depending on the make and model of your cell phone, there will be different options available to you. And as always, different options means different prices.

Of course, the major drag with these is that they are bulky, inconvenient, and are a horrible looking addition to any phone. Some of them even look like old-fashioned TV aerials. But if you’re out in the middle of nowhere, maybe camping or fishing, it’s a possible option. It’s certainly not one you can just pop in your pocket when you’re out dancing at the club.

If you’re interested in more info on signal boosters or would like to chat to Aussie Antenna’s about getting a repeater installed at your property, get in touch today.