Improve Cell Phone Reception in Rural Areas

So, you finally got what you’ve always wanted, your dream home in the country. Whether it’s in a truly rural community or suburban area, being far from the city has its benefits. Peace, tranquility and lots of open space are usually the top three. One of country living’s biggest drawbacks is spotty cell phone reception. Well, we’re here to tell you that you can have your home in the country and maintain your connection to the world. We can’t wait to tell you all about it; but first, let’s take a closer look at the problem. So, why do some people in rural areas have these communication problems?

Weak Cell Phone Signal

This is a problem for some people in rural communities. Usually, it’s a matter of distance to your nearest cell phone tower. If your carrier’s tower is far away, it could result in a weak signal. Another thing that affects cellular signal is obstructions. Are there a lot of trees between your house and the cell phone towers? If you’re having these cellular signal issues, you’ll probably recognize one or more of these symptoms:

  1. Dropped calls
  2. Missed texts
  3. Spotty downloads

These issues are frustrating for anyone in the county who wants to enjoy the technological luxuries of the big city. There’s nothing wrong for wanting these same conveniences out in the country. In fact, you need them. What happens if you have an emergency situation and you have to call first responders? You can only hope you have a good connection when/if this happens.

Not every call or text you make is to 911. This doesn’t mean that these other calls aren’t important. They are, especially when you think about it. If a family member or friend suffers a tragedy, you don’t want to have to drive miles to the nearest hot spot to take that call. It’s the same if you get a call from work or someone sends you important data. These calls should be able to reach you at home, too.

The Signal Booster Solution

Living in a rural area doesn’t have to mean having spotty cell phone service. First of all, the major wireless carriers are putting up cellular towers everywhere, including remote areas. Secondly, if you can get even just a little bit of 4G and/or 4G LTE signal, we have a way of making that more powerful. It’s called a cell signal booster or cell phone booster.

What is a cell phone booster? It’s a device that consists of a booster, outdoor antenna, and indoor antenna. Here’s how it works:

  1. The powerful, outdoor antenna accesses voice and 3G, 4G, and LTE data signal, then delivers it to the booster.
  2. The booster receives the signal, amplifies it, and sends it to the indoor antenna.
  3. The indoor antenna broadcasts the signal throughout your home, office, vehicle, boat, etc.
  4. This process works in reverse every time you make a call or send data.

Like we say, if you’re able to get even one bar of service where you live, a cell phone booster will amplify the incoming and outgoing cellular signals. If you can’t get any signal at all, a signal booster won’t be able to help you. Like we said earlier, cell phone towers are going up everywhere so unless you live hundreds of miles from civilization, you should be able to get some amount of signal.

More Signal Booster Benefits

The main reason to get a cell phone booster is to improve your 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE signal. It can amplify it up to 32 times and rebroadcast that boosted signal inside your home. While that’s great, it’s not the only reason you should get one. Here are the benefits of having a cell phone signal booster in your home:

  • Faster internet service
  • Works with all cell phones, tablets, etc.
  • Compatible with all national and regional carriers
  • Easy to install
  • No monthly fees at all
  • Doesn’t need to connect to Wi-Fi

If you live outside of town and want to improve your cell phone service, there’s no better way to do it than a signal booster.

Stay Boosted on the Road, Too!

If you live in the country, there’s a good chance that you’re driving through areas with spotty cell phone service. What do you do to improve your cellular connection on the road? Get a cell phone booster, of course. Yes, they also make these devices for vehicles, too. They have all the same benefits as residential signal boosters plus they’re easy to install in your car, truck, or SUV. There are many reasons for people who live in rural areas to get a vehicle cell phone booster, such as:

  • Never having to worry about having enough bars to make/receive calls and texts.
  • Maintaining a strong signal in case you need to make an emergency call.
  • Keep kids’ wireless devices connected for those long trips.
  • Stay connected when you travel through known problem spots.
  • Keeping your RV and camper connected.

As you can see, a vehicle cell booster keeps you connected when you’re on the road. These devices are good for city and highway driving too. Why? Because tall buildings and trees can temporarily interfere with your connection to the nearest cell phone tower. (It’s no different than your home.) A vehicle cell phone signal booster gives you more peace of mind whenever you’re on the road.

Get Your Cell Phone Signal Booster

All this talk about cell phone boosters for rural areas should make you want to get one, right? We hope so because it’s the best way to maintain your cell phone connection where you live. We carry a full line of weBoost and Wilson signal boosters for homes, businesses, and vehicles. We also carry these devices from Surecall, Hiboost, Smoothtalker, and Uniden. Our product experts can determine which one is best for your home or vehicle. Want to get started? Call us at 888-233-7563, or fill out the form below and send it our way.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.