Cell phone reception can either be great or awful depending on where you are. Sometimes you’ll have a full set of bars in one side of the room and then a foot away, not a single one. There are three solutions to this problem. A, swap cell phone providers; B, purchase a cell phone signal booster; or C, make one yourself!
One of the easiest but not so affordable ways to solve your signal issues is to switch cell phone providers. There are cancellation fees, termination fees, new contract fees and there’s always the chance that the new service is pricier than the last. A new provider could mean much more coverage though, which is what you’ll need to look for when choosing.
The next option you have is to purchase a cell phone booster. This hardware will plug right into your general wall outlet and it basically places a miniature cell phone tower in your home. Sprint offers the Airave for $4.95 a month, plus the $99 for the actual device. Other boosters are also somewhat expensive, averaging a minimum of $180.99. If this is doesn’t meet your budget, there is one last option.
Many situations can be cured with a simple DIY project. So many people have constructed their own signal boosters using every day household items such as strainers, Pringles cans, or even just bowls. For more information on how to build a successful wireless signal booster, visit this eHow.com tutorial.