Ever asked the question—how do cellphones work? Although they perform the same function as your landline phone, the way they operate is completely different. With over 7 billion users, mobile phones have revolutionized communications. The downside of high-end technology, however, is the frustration you experience with choppy reception, dropped and missed calls, no network coverage, poor voice quality, slow data speeds, and so on. These issues can arise irrespective of which carrier you use. Moreover, virtually every user has experienced this at some time or the other.
To find the right solution, we must first understand how and why this happens. Here is an overview to give you a basic understanding of how cellphones work.
- Cellphones are like radios: Each one contains a radio transmitter for sending signals from the phone as well as a radio receiver for receiving incoming signals from other phones.
- They communicate through cell towers: Cellphones use wireless technology and electromagnetic waves to receive and transmit signals (for voice and data) through a network of cell towers in the area. Location and number of towers play an important role in reception quality. Cost and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations limit the number of frequencies providers can have. A large volume of users means greater sharing of frequency, and not all will be able to use it simultaneously.
- Cellphone signal transmission is limited: It is designed to communicate with the nearest cell tower. Consequently, your distance to this tower as well as how many users are currently on this frequency impacts your reception quality.
- Manufacturers sacrifice power and reception for durability: Do you find that you have better coverage outside than indoors? The reason could be that your phone’s lower-power transmitter is unable to penetrate the building structure. While this may be an advantage for power consumption and phone life, unfortunately, the reception quality suffers. Certain building materials like wire mesh, sheet metal, some types of insulation and reinforced concrete are also poor conductors of cell signals and could be adding to the problem.
Would it not be ideal if cell phones could talk directly to each other? Not really. The scramble of signals would cause all sorts of issues. Since the service providers are not able to do much about the coverage gaps, how do you solve your network and connectivity problems? The simplest and most cost-effective solution is a cell phone signal booster. SureCall has a wide range of solutions for you to choose from.
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