Poor cell phone signal reception is never appreciated. No one likes those missing signal bars on a phone’s display. You might have suffered from this problem some time in your life.

Such problems have always been there and over the years people have come up with some unique, unusual, and home-made remedies for these problems. 5 such ways these crafty individuals say to improve your signal reception are given below.

An old radio antenna

An old radio antenna might be a solution to your poor reception. They say that all you need is an old radio antenna. This might sound absurd, but there are actually testimonials available on YouTube guaranteeing results from the use of this technique. All that you need to do is place a radio antenna close to your cell phone and connect it to your cell phone’s external antenna using a copper wire.

Tesla Coils

It is an electrical resonant transformer circuit that can help you improve your cell phone reception. All that you need is a little piece of tesla coil and tape. You can tie the tape around your cell phone’s antenna and then use the tape to make sure it stays there. (that is if you can actually find the antenna on your phone… )

Paper Clip

This is one of the easiest methods of improving the reception. A paper clip is available in almost all offices. All that you need to do is to take a paper clip and fix it in your phone’s external antenna. Attention must be paid while doing so as paper clips can cause damage to your cell phone’s display or casing. Duct tape can be used to tie the clip with your cell phone. (This is was presented by they guy with tape on his glasses also)

Empty Cans

Now you’ll never throw away those empty cans as they can recue you from your bad signal reception. This is one of the most absurd ways but it actually works like magic. All that you need is two empty cans, a cutter, some copper wire, and a soldering iron.

The Steps

1. Wash the cans properly so that no residue is left.

2. Cut the end of any one can properly all the way, where there is no opening, and then join both the cans together by soldering them.

3. Make one hole in any of off the cans and put in the copper wire inside and make sure it holds well. Now put the other end of the wire into your cell phone’s external antenna, and you are DONE!

These are the simple steps of utilizing empty cans to improve your signal reception. Many variations of the method are available and some even include the option of making little propellers out of the cans for decorations.

Insulated Wire

This is again one of the cheapest methods. All you need is 20cm of insulated wire. Strip both sides of the wire (about 1cm each) and skew around half the wire to a stick in order to give it those circles. Now that your antenna is ready, you need to place it on your cell phone’s external antenna and then you are done.

Enjoy these cheap and easy methods and say good bye to poor signal reception. Or you can truly increase your weak cell signals with proven signal boosters that are very affordable, much more effective and will do a lot less harm to your expensive wireless devices.



Source by Kory Zelickson