People Do Strange Things to Improve Indoor Cellphone Coverage

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A new study commissioned by the indoor cellphone booster firm Wi Ex and conducted by Harris Interactive 62 percent of cell phone owners who make calls at home have done something special to improve signal reception in an attempt to make or receive a cell phone call indoors including going outside (46%) standing by a window (42%) or using their landline instead (30%).

"Mobile phones have evolved from car phones to hand held data devices that increase productivity throughout our business and personal lives. As cell phones have become more integrated into our lives, consumers are demanding better reception at home, in the office and on the go," said Lloyd R. Meese, President and CEO of Wi-Ex.

The zBoost Cell Phone Signal Survey revealed that 69 percent of cell phone owners who make cell phone calls at home have missed or dropped cell phone calls due to poor signal reception or dead zones in their home and many will do unusual things in hopes of improving their cell phone signal indoors.

The survey captured verbatim responses on what cell phone owners who make cell phone calls at home have done to improve signal reception when attempting to make or receive a cell phone call in their home including:

  • "Stood in the closet with the light off"
  • "Stand in my daughter's room while touching the chain from her ceiling fan"
  • "Stand on higher things like a couch or chair"
  • "Stood by metal [stuff]"
  • "Lay perfectly still without moving"
  • "Run back and forth"
  • "Moved my arm around"
  • "Held my head at a funny angle"
  • "Gone upstairs"
  • "Hang out the window"
  • "Kept moving my cell phone until I got a signal - and ended up pulling a matrix move as I tried to keep the signal"
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