Cell phones are not only a part of our life, but also an unavoidable factor of latest fashion trends. As you know, in the cell phone industry day by day new products are being introduced with various features and functionality. However, from the customers’ end, proper care should be taken whenever they select a product. It is advisable to do appropriate research on the product before spending money on it. No matter what the brand is, the most common problem that the cell phones face is the network issues. You may be familiar with various connectivity problems like call drops, voice breakage, dead zones and network congestion, etc. Sometimes, these make the situation worse and annoying. According to the speculations, the coverage becomes bad due to the domination of smartphones over the network traffic. Here, some common issues related to cell phone reception are discussed.
1. Lack of coverage
If the wireless carrier does not have a good coverage in the area, that may lead to the network reception issues. If there is a large mobile network provider, there will be large network coverage. In US, there are four major mobile telecom providers and 200 regional telecom service providers. This wide network is helpful to get a good coverage.
2. Capacity of cell towers
Cell sites or the cell towers have a main role in managing the users. The cell sites and cell towers can manage a certain number of users at a time. Once the target has been reached, the calls or data connections will be rejected by Base Station Controller (BSC). This ends up in dropping those calls. The full bars that can be seen in your phone is an indication of network congestion.
3. Geographical constraints
Sometimes the wireless signals get distorted or reverted due to certain obstacles like hills, water, buildings, trees, etc. In such a situation, these can minimize the signal and the connection may be lost.
4. Antenna issues
In the modern smartphones, the antenna is placed internally. The size of the antenna is restricted according to the size of the phone. Therefore, certain issues may arise related to the communication or reception.
5. Human interference
In certain cell phones like Apple 4G iPhone, signal can be distorted or blocked due to touch or hand placement. So it may lead to call drop. You can use cell phone cases to reduce the issue.
6. Due to signal handoff
This issue arises when you move around with the cell phone. The signals from different towers get mixed and this ends up in connection errors. You may experience this problem while driving.
7. Roaming partnerships
In most of the cases, the coverage is offered by a certain carrier, but in some areas, this is offered by other network operators. This is known as roaming partnership. The visitor location register should be matched with the home location register. If it does not match, the problems may occur. But today, to resolve this issue, some new plans are introduced.
8. Long-distance network errors
Usually, you can make long distant calls using cell phones. This is a major advantage of the cell phone. But, if there are any errors occurred in the communication between the long-distance network provider and carrier’s network, the calls will be blocked.
9. Bad weather
Weather has an important role in keeping the signals without any distortion. Due to bad climatic conditions, the cell tower loses the power and this leads to bad signal.
10. Building walls
If you are using a cell phone in your house, sometimes you may get a bad signal. The walls or the materials may block the signals and it can distort the connection. You can use picocells or cell phone repeaters to recover the issue.