Connectivity challenged nomads are constantly wishing for just a bit more range, or just a bit more speed.
But seeking to understand all the things that can impact your cellular signal can quickly becoming overwhelming - and optimizing effectively is often anything but simple.
It is little wonder that people end up focused on the simplest indicator they can find - the signal strength bars.
One bar bad, five bars good - right?
But bars are only the tip of the iceberg - and when it comes to actual performance it is not at all unusual for a one bar signal to outperform five.
And sometimes the simplest tweaks can make a huge difference in your real-world performance, even though the bars may not change a bit.
Focus on the speeds, and save the bars for enjoying a cold one after a hard day surfing online.
Table of Contents
This guide is currently member exclusive:
- One Hour In-Depth Video
- Measuring Mobile Internet Performance
- Understanding Raw Signal Strength
- Other Signal Traits (SNR, Quality, Type, Band)
- LTE Frequency Bands Explained
- Hidden Multipliers: MIMO & Carrier Aggregation
- Things That Impact Wireless Signals
- Strategies For Signal & Performance Enhancing
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