When you go on a road trip, you might still want to keep in touch with your family and friends. But that might not be possible all the time because the cell coverage will not be the same in all places. You will experience call drops, slow data speed, undelivered text messages, etc. while your travel.
Here are some of the tips that will help you to boost cell signals in your car.
Park Your Car And Get Outside
It is a responsible thing to stop your car before you make a phone call, text, or browse the internet. However, if you are not getting a proper cell signal inside the car, it is necessary to park your car on the side of the road and step out. When you are constantly moving, your cell phone finds it extremely difficult to lock on to a signal and when you stop moving, you will get a proper connection.
There is another reason for stopping your car and getting out. Your car might be made with materials that could block the cell signals from entering. The glass window, metal roof, etc. could reflect the cell signals. When you step out of the car, there will be nothing to block the cell signals from reaching your phone.
Find A Higher Ground
Sometimes parking your car and getting out may not help you to get proper cell reception. This is because of the tall trees, mountains, and big buildings that block the cell signals. Therefore, it is better to find a high ground to park your car.
Locate The Cell Tower
If both the above steps fail to give you a proper cell signal to make a call or browse the internet, you need to find the nearest cell tower of your network carrier. If you can find the nearest cell tower, move in its direction and it will help you to get a proper cell signal. You don’t need to go too close to the cell tower to get a proper cell signal; moving a few miles closer to the cell tower will help.
Install A Signal Booster
If all the other methods fail, you can try installing a signal booster. It is an electronic device that will help to improve the cell signal strength to a usable level. With a cellular repeater in your car, you will no longer experience any call drops, slow data speed, etc. when you travel to remote areas.