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Hate reading instruction manuals? Consider this Howcast video series your cellphone cheat sheet.
You Will Need
- A fully charged cell phone
- Access to a window
- And open space
- A phone charger
- A mobile headset
Fully charge your battery
Always keep the battery at least half charged. Although a phone may have enough power to attempt a call, it may not have enough to maintain a signal.
Find a window
Find a window. Being deep inside a building can kill a cell phone signal. Move towards a window, or an outer wall, to find a usable signal.
Get away from electronics
Move away from other electronics to reduce interference that could cause your phone to drop calls.
Go outside, to a street intersection or a park, where tall buildings and other obstructions are less likely to block the signal.
Hold it at the correct angle
Hold the cell phone at the proper angle. The antenna is designed to work best when the phone's user is upright and holding the phone in the usual manner.