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Using WiFi to overcome a weak cellular coverage

credit: Ankit Tuteja
credit: Ankit Tuteja

So we have all had issues with our cell phone.  So says Ankit Tuteja in an article which gives some ideas on boosting performance which you can find here:       http://www.ibnlive.com/news/tech/no-signal-6-simple-tricks-to-help-you-get-better-mobile-connectivity-1000301.html   But wait “…you are  WiFi Superman, not SmartPhone Superman” you say.  This is true but there is much overlap in the RF/Wireless world not to mention within devices like SmartPhones.  This leads me to my next point.  If you have a bad cell signal for voice or data you can sometimes fix this by establishing a good WiFi connection.

In addition to Mr. Tuteja’s tips on boosting your cell phones performanceI recommend the following workarounds:

  1. For voice Issues use Skype, Google Voice, or others listed here:  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fed-up-with-skype-here-are-6-of-the-best-free-alternatives/
  2. For Data Issues tether your device to a friend who has stronger coverage from a different provider.  To find out more about tethering / mobile hotspots check out this article:  http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/mobile-phone/how-use-your-smartphone-as-wi-fi-hotspot-ios-android-windows-phone-3441165/
  3. To help your signal for both voice and data use BlueTooth or even better an ear bud as it will reduce attenuation of the device while reducing your brain’s exposure to LTE, WiFi, and BlueTooth (if you choose the ear bud option)

I hope between the info in this blog and in Ankit’s article your mobile experience will be a little better each day!