1. Why is my phone dropping calls?
Mostly, it’s a signal issue instead of your phone. And dropping calls mainly results from a weak signal and bad signal quality.
Signal strength is influenced by the distance between your phone and your carrier’s cell tower. A cellular tower has a coverage range. Generally speaking, the farther you’re from a tower, the weaker signal you will get on your cellular devices. When you have not enough signal bars on your phone, dropped calls happen.
There are also physical obstructions that block the signal from a cell tower from getting through them. These signal blockers can be tree, hills, building material and even water etc. That is why signal strength is always changing and not consistent as usual on a rainy day.
Signal quality is another element for the issues of dropped call and slow data. Signal quality here majorly refers to the network congestion. If there are too many people using one cell tower, the cell tower will be overloaded. The network traffic jams up the network, which leads to dropped calls and failure in internet access. This is more frequently seen in subways, big concerts and sports games.
2. How can I improve the signal reception on my cell phone?
- Change your location to where have a stronger signal
- Change your surrounding, remove the signal blocker at your place so that the signal can passing through and not getting weakened.
- Get a signal booster to amplify a signal.
3. How does a signal booster work and improve my signal strength?
The signal booster is equipment that amplifies signal strength let you enjoy hassle-free communication and uninterrupted network connection. It featured with three main components, which includes
- Outdoor antenna: used to communicate with the cellular tower, captures the signal from the tower and send it to the signal booster unit.
- Signal booster unit: amplify the signal and transmit it to the indoor antenna.
- Indoor antenna: rebroadcast the amplified signal throughout your place.
4. Do I really need a signal booster？
If you live in a rural area or somewhere that is distant from your carriers’ cellular towers, you are more likely to suffer from bad cell phone signal reception, then the answer is yes.
It will improve your call quality and provide you with fewer dropped or missed calls. On the other hand, it will increase data speed for steaming, shorten the time for upload and download.
5. Do I need the internet to make a cell phone signal booster work?
No, a signal boost just boosts the cellular signal, there is no internet needed to make a signal booster work.
6. Does A signal booster work with my phone and carriers？
Hiboost cell phone signal boosters are designed to work with all cellular devices. No matter you’re using Apple or Android, they are all compatible with the gadgets.
Moreover, all Hiboost signal boosters are certified by FCC, they all work with carriers in the US and Canada. (Except the newly launched Dot, it only supports AT&T, T-Mobel Verizon. It’s created for those who want to amplify the signal for one room and have a limited budget ) Keep an eye on whether the target booster works on your cell service before purchasing.
And one thing that needs to mention is that there is no monthly subscription fee for installing a signal booster. It’s a one-time purchase and no recurring fee.
7. What are Gain and dB?
It’s essential to pay attention to the Gain when you’re about to purchase a signal booster.
Gain indicates the ability that a booster amplifies signals, measured in dB. The larger the gain value is, the more powerful the booster is.
For example, if -50 Db represents a good signal with full bars and -110 Db represents nearly no signal. Installing a signal booster with a gain of 60 Db, technically, you will receive amplified signal and have 5 bars on your devices.
And what is the difference between signal boosters of different signal gain? Like 50 Db and 60 Db?
As a result, the difference of 10 Db seems very little but the power is 10 times the signal strength. Every 10 Db is 10 times the current signal strength.
Therefore, a signal booster with a gain of 60 will be 10 times powerful than the one of 50 Db but less powerful than the one of 70 Db.
8. Is it difficult to install a signal booster?
The installation will take some time and handiness as it’s a multi-step process. But each of these steps is simple, not difficult to handle. The users manual will provide detailed instruction for your installation. And Hiboost has its unique signal supervisor app, providing online technical support and allowing check out the signal booster’s performance. If you have any questions regarding the installation, our expert will be happy to assist you anytime.