End to the Plight of Disturbed Signal is not coming, it is already here!

You don’t need to live out in the middle of nowhere to sympathize with this plight. In fact, if you live in an older building, struggling with cell phone reception is something that probably sounds all too familiar.
Fortunately, we’re lucky to live in an age where many technical problems can be solved relatively easily; and bad cell phone reception is no exception. With a reasonable sum of money and some DIY, you’ll no longer need to leave your cozy spot by the radiator and go out in the freezing rain just to text someone.
A cell phone is essentially a souped-up walkie talkie. It works by converting your voice into an electrical signal that’s transmitted to the other person via radio waves.
Of course, a cell phone’s main selling point is that it’s portable; and in order to remain portable there are limits as to how large its components can be. Advances in technology have made it possible for considerably smaller components to pack a lot of punch – we’ve sure come a long way from those enormous 1980s brick cell phones! Nonetheless, even the latest smartphones have a surprisingly short range of action.
Phone masts and base stations pick up the signal from your cell phone and transmit it onward via radio waves until it reaches the cell tower closest to your friend. From there, it’s only a short distance towards your friend’s cell phone, which re-converts the electrical signal into the sound of your awesome voice.
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Radio waves are what that makes cell phones work. Without them, it would be impossible to get a good enough signal to complete most calls.
Unfortunately, they’re also quite weak. Radio waves can easily be blocked by something as simple as a large tree standing in their path. And if a lowly tree can block radio waves, just imagine the damage a hulking mass of concrete and metal can do. Older buildings weren’t constructed with cell phone reception in mind. Hell, before the early 1970s no one had even dream t of cell phones. In fact, even when the first cell phones appeared, they were mostly status symbols for business types and the super rich. No one could have possibly imagined how important they’d become to our way of life in just a few decades.
So if you have bad reception while inside, that’s probably because your home or office building is made of materials that block those all important radio waves from reaching your cell phone.
Cell phone signal boosters are devices that increase signal strength. The signal booster’s external antenna picks up an outside signal and sends it to a signal boosting amplifier that increases the signal’s strength. The signal is then transmitted to an internal antenna, which emits the boosted signal throughout the building.
As you might have realized, a cell phone signal booster can only amplify a signal – it cannot create one – so you will want to place the signal booster’s external antenna in an area where the signal is strong and stable. If the external signal is weak to begin with, there’s nothing much the signal booster can do. You will also have to be careful with the internal antenna’s placement. Place it behind a thick wall or a bulky piece of furniture, and you can pretty much guarantee it won’t work as advertised.