How to Boost the the Signal on My 3G iPhone

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How to Boost the the Signal on My 3G iPhone
Improve the connectivity between your iPhone 3G and cell phone towers. (antenna image by astoria from

The iPhone 3G is the successor to the first generation iPhone. Manufactured by Apple, the iPhone 3G has been in the forefront of touch screen cell phones. Like other cell phones, the iPhone 3G can have signal and reception issues from time to time. You can implement a number of techniques and solutions at home or while you are on the go. Improving your phone's reception takes a bit of technological know-how, but can be easily resolved.

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Things you need

  • Signal booster
  • USB cable
  • AT&T Microcell 3G

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    Keep away from power lines, tall infrastructures and transmission towers. If indoors, try to stay away from thick walls and items that can potentially affect your signal, such as like Wi-Fi routers and other electrical devices that may give off radio signals that can interfere with your iPhone 3G.

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    Use a signal booster to increase network connectivity. The iBooster Cell Phone Signal Cradle Booster and the Bury Technologies Comfort Cradle are devices that can help increase the iPhone 3G's reception and signal strength. Many of these signal boosters also help extend the life of your phone.

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    Charge your iPhone 3G. A phone that has a low battery level has a harder time retaining a network signal. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and allow it to charge.

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    Purchase and install the AT&T Microcell 3G. The AT&T Microcell 3G acts as a mini cell phone tower, allowing you to have stable signal strength in your home, office or work space. The AT&T Microcell 3G does not require an additional monthly fee; you use the minutes in your AT&T cell phone plan. The AT&T Microcell 3G also works with other AT&T 3G-enabled devices.

Tips and warnings

  • Restart your iPhone 3G. Sometimes your device can experience an electrical hiccup that can be easily remedied by restarting your phone. Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button. Slide the red slider button on your screen. Once off, press the "Home" button to turn on your phone.

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