10 Cell Phone Life Hacks, For Better Reception

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See how opening a window can double your cell phone signal, and explore 9 other tips and tricks for finding better cell phone reception.

Some quick links to a few of the materials I used:

[✓] weBoost home unit 1500 sq ft:
[✓] weBoost Connect 7500 sq ft:

Learn more about cell phone signal boosters and the science behind them on weBoost’s website at:

In this video you’ll see how to;

– Access a secret “Field Testing” screen on your iPhone.
– Learn how to see the ACTUAL strength of your signal. (“Bars” aren’t usually accurate.)
– Find the cell tower you’re connected to right now, and make a “real life” connection with it.
– Force your phone to latch onto stronger signals nearby.
– Prevent texts, and voicemails, from coming through delayed.
– Double your signal, simply by rolling down a window.
– Find which carrier best covers the area where you live, and whether you should switch.
– Use a “Femtocell” or “Cell-spot Router” to re-direct calls through the internet.
– Use “Wi-Fi Calling” mode to send messages from the sky, and save on international roaming charges.
– Use a “weBoost” signal booster to eliminate dead-zones and dropped calls in your home, office, or car.

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This video is only for entertainment purposes. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. These projects and results are portrayals of my own personal experiences. Your results may vary depending on your location, experience, and modifications. Have fun, but always think ahead, and remember that every project you try is at YOUR OWN RISK.

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FTC Disclaimer: This video was sponsored by my friends at weBoost. (#ad)

Project Inspired By:

weBoost.com. The weBoost staff reached out and invited me to collaborate on a video idea for their new line of weBoost products.

About a month ago, they reached out to see whether I had ever heard about cell phone signal boosting.

It was actually a new concept to me, even though they’d been selling products like this for over a decade, under the name “Wilson Electronics”.

Our house has always had trouble with reception, so I had one of their systems installed so I could test it for myself, and measure the results before making claims on what it could do.

I did a fair amount of research on how cell phone technology works in general, and different ways signals could be enhanced. And since most people don’t have any idea how phones work or where the signals come from, I thought it would be appropriate to make a video with tips and tricks that people could try out themselves, to learn and explore the invisible radio world around them.

Originally my thinking was to create a number of different projects that could be done with the weBoost system itself, or projects that related to the concepts of signal boosting.

Among these ideas were;
– Making a mini radio you could use to broadcast your voice on your kitchen radio.
– Building a mini audio amplifier powerful enough to drive a large 8ohm speaker.
– Ripping the weBoost amplifier apart, and seeing how it could re-purposed for something else.

In the end I felt that a “Life Hack” video showing 10 tips and tricks, would be the best.

I created the video to show 10 ways you could find, or create, better signals, but I also tried to design it so you’d be learning more about how the cellular system works, at the same time.

There is a lot of education mixed in with the projects. So in a way it’s kind of like a mini training course that’ll get you involved with understanding the networks you’ve always used, but never really been aware of.

I hope you learned something new you can start using. And if not, please watch the video again. There’s a really good chance you’ll see something you missed the first time around 🙂

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43 replies

  1. 4:24 my video was actually buffering before this

  2. "Did I mention your job is on the line?" XD

  3. 4:23 see what you did there lol

  4. 6dB more is four times the power, not just double the power 😉 -73dBm is about 100% reception.

  5. Could you make one of these videos on how to boost your WiFi signal?
    My apartment is really close to the laundry room and I'd like to be able to watch YouTube while doing laundry.

  6. I have Vodafone if you don't know what it is Vodafone inx the US it is a carrier in uk

  7. I know the buffering is fake because it doesn't happen to me normally ever. So, when I see this buffering its seems so weird.

  8. so got me on the fake buffering!! Hilariously well done, Sir.

  9. Can you make a portable phone charger??

  10. Buffering animation has updated now so jokes on you

  11. Can you make explosions rocket

  12. Why are you using samsung galaxy S

  13. The new iOS 11 doesn’t support the phone tricks

  14. What's the best way to use my hotspot tendering stronger single

  15. I'm on the road watching this and there was barely signal here

  16. I saw this on tv

  17. Hard 2 thnk of thes as haks . . .

  18. My signal strength is -100 dbm and -98 to 95 dbm. I have perfect signal
    How is under -100 dbm is a dead spot
    Unless you mean over-100dbm

  19. My reception is so bad it to just shy of 2 hour's to see a 8min video! Now I am try to watch this video of yours it's no better keeps stopping and staring 2 more hour's I guess…… sad right just saying

  20. I like the old intro

  21. I've noticed that car Windows look like they have a grid embedded into them. I'm not sure what causes it, but is this part of why opening a car window helps increase signal?

  22. There is a fake buffering in the video

  23. In india in my place the signal strength is always -107 to -120

  24. What does asu means

  25. Hey i just buy a new phone and i have a issue
    Sometimes it gets a speed of 5 to7 mbps when i download any app from play store but after 2-3 minutes it gets speed of 1 mbps or 500kbps
    Along with i regular checked the speed from okla speed test
    And the speed test show a little bit change in the speed but not 5 from 1mbps or 500 kb

    Please give me a solution to solve this.

  26. I love weboost it's in my room and car

  27. Try to make light black pls

  28. Ya that part of the slow data connection go me but I have atat live south of the cell tower in pittsford mi 49271 can atat do anything to fix bad cell signal at my home I'm only a miles away any ideals that they could do to inprove their cell signal on their end

  29. Android here. I got 116 dBm and I usually get 1-2 bars

  30. does weboost works on europe network?

  31. I have -110 and still receive calls with no problem o.O

  32. Cricket wireless does operate with AT&T it doesn't say that the store but store does work AT&T there dish tv network does

  33. Everyone Switch To The Better Straight Talk Wireless

  34. Thanks KING OF RANDOM

  35. is my phone broken?? I'm getting -105 everywhere in my house

  36. Will weboost work in israel with Israeli companies?

  37. 3001#12345#

  38. Can sound be heard in vacuum ? Music in vacuum!

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  40. I need to learn how to hack

  41. The signal strength meter doesn’t change with the first one , anyone know how to change it

  42. Why don't you just use whatsapp it's free and you don't need cellphone signal?

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