When you move to certain areas within your building a weak signal can drop your 5 bars to 2 or no bars at all. These areas where bars drop are known as dead zones where you cannot make or receive calls, or download data.
Factors responsible for this issue are:
- Distance from cell tower impacts your signal: Your closeness to the cell tower impacts the signal strength. The further you stay, the weaker your signal will becomes. Since towers are not uniformly distributed, certain areas will fall into a dead zone.
- Obstructions between the signals: Trees, hills, mountains and certain building materials interferes with the transmission of cellular signals and may block them out entirely. Even though it may seem strange and puzzling, it is completely not uncommon to notice that you are missing signal in some parts of your home or office building
- Weather: Dense clouds, temperature inversion and heavy precipitations can weaken or block the cell coverage. This clearly determines why we lose mobile service when we experience high winds or stormy weather conditions.
- Volume of users: When the number of users accessing a particular cell tower increases it impacts the quality or strength of the cell signal. Higher volumes can leads to coverage drop. This is the reason many users are unable to connect during a disaster or any other event that indicates a large volume of calls within a short duration.
There is nothing a cell provider can do to overcome or find a remedy to these situations. Cell phone boosters are immediate and efficient solutions to these issues. Try setting them up and enjoy the uninterrupted coverage.