Motoring, Without Getting Disconnected
A big part of motoring is separating yourself from your normal life and doing something different, seeing new sites and meeting new people.
18:12 04 December 2020
It’s all fun and exciting, until you realize that you really need to connect with someone from back home. You’ve done your absolute best to leave all that behind for the time being, sure, but emergencies do happen and you’ll need some way to get in touch with other people.
And knowing how to keep your 4G stable and at the ready takes a certain set of steps. So, we’ll be taking a look at a few ways on how to improve 4G signal while on the move and traveling the world.
- Network Provider
This is one a lot of people don’t really consider, but it is true. Some network providers are just not that good. I won’t name exactly which ones are bad, as that list would be a little too long, but there is also some subjectivity to it.
You may have a bad experience with a cell provider that others never really have a problem with. What you need to figure out, is whether that particular provider is good for you and has it provided you with the quality of service that you’re expecting. But doing a bit of backpedaling and looking back on your experience with the service provider can give you a better idea of whether or not it’s worth continuing to utilize their services, as you get ready to hit the road.
- Find a Good Location
If you’re traveling through cities, you really shouldn’t have any trouble keeping your 4G in line, as there are most likely plenty of cell towers in the vicinity to give you the signal you need to stay connected. But if you’re driving down some roads in the countryside or a long stretch of nature with no civilization in sight, even a cell phone signal booster or mobile repeater won’t be able to help you out there.
Your best bet would be to drive up to a high location, such as a hill or even an incline in the road and hopefully catch a few bars that way. Alternatively, you can make a stop at the nearest venue, whether it’s a store or a motel, to get connected for a little bit. As long as you know where you are or where you’re going, you’ll be able to find places to stay connected.
- Check Your Phone
Before heading out for your travels, make sure your phone is working correctly. The last thing you want to do is have to find a mobile repair shop as you’re motoring on and have to wait for hours for it to be repaired.
Nowadays, phones are generally quite durable, but even if the screen isn’t cracked, that doesn’t mean that your phone is perfectly operational. Even a small little part on the inside can get damaged with a single drop. The impact of it can be strong enough to break a component on the inside, even if the exterior of the phone stays whole.
Make sure that you check the strength of your phone’s connection with a specialist, to get advice on whether or not it needs repairing.
- Freshen Up the SIM
SIM cards don’t really do much; they just sit inside your phone for years and wait until you change for a different provider.
But over time, SIM cards can get worn out, especially if you change them around a lot. If you’ve been using the same one for several years, it’s wise to replace it with a fresh, new one before heading out on your travels. Not only are SIM replacements cheap, but a lot of providers even give them away for free.
All you have to do is remember to get a new one before heading out, and you can be sure that the SIM card will not cause any problems for your connection.
Now, these are only a few of the many things you need to take care of before going motoring. Staying connected is easier now than it has ever been before. You just have to be mindful of it and you’ll never get disconnected.