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Using Signal Boosters to Fight BT Mobile Signal Issues

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In these times of technological discoveries, we are increasingly becoming more and more dependent on various tech solutions. Mobile networks, for instance, have long become necessities more so than commodities. Their absence or inability to reach them means great discomfort to individual users and up to a complete standstill in crucial business processes.

Even relatively popular operators, like BT Mobile network, can have problems with a weak signal, especially when you are far away from large cities. However, boosting BT Mobile's signal is a fairly easy task if you know what you need to do and have dedicated, skilled technicians on hand. 

In this article, we look at the potential causes of a poor mobile connection and share tips on how to efficiently boost your BT Mobile signal. 

About BT Mobile Network

BT Mobile is a fairly large network operator based in the UK and Northern Ireland. The provider is virtual, i.e., it operates using the infrastructure (masts) of EE, which BT owns, but operates them as a separate brand. BT Mobile offers 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G coverage. The operator has various contract offers for handsets and SIM cards, along with discounts for subscribers. A nice bonus is access to millions of free Wi-Fi hotspots across the country. BT Mobile has now reached over 17 million subscribers.

Why is My BT Mobile Signal So Bad?

A mobile operator's signal can sometimes behave quite strangely. A perfectly stable signal can go bad in the blink of an eye, if not get gone completely. You may think that connection issues are too dynamic and random to analyse. But the causes of BT Mobile signal problems are always the same. 

The design features of the building

First and foremost, problems with the BT Mobile network in an office can be due to the materials of the building. Different materials have pretty different signal transmission capabilities. Inside buildings, BT signal problems may arise because of solid concrete floors, through which the signal cannot pass without loss. Modern building technology often involves large areas of glass with a metallic tinted finish on facades. Such glass can also cause poor signal transmission within a room. 

Geographical location 

Here is another important factor. Geo-based mobile connection issues are particularly evident when your house is in a low-lying area and the mobile mast is situated much higher than you. In such cases, the signal from the base station simply passes over you, and only a fraction of the reflected signal can reach your building. 

High load on base stations 

In remote areas away from cities and towns, the density of masts can be fairly sparse, and you may have no BT Mobile signal in some areas. Most probably, a single mast is required to serve several settlements simultaneously. This increases the load on the station, resulting in overload and temporary signal loss. When the load decreases, which usually happens at night.  

Natural factor 

BT network coverage issues may also occur due to weather conditions and heavy vegetation. Dense woodland in the vicinity of a building can stunt a mobile operator's signal. This effect peaks in summer when there is a lot of foliage. When it rains, the signal decay is even worse. 

Signal Boosters—Solving BT Mobile Reception Issues

The most effective and probably the only 100% way to eliminate BT Mobile phone coverage problems is to install a signal booster. An active amplifier kit can improve the quality of communication and mobile internet in the entire building. The repeater receives the signal from the outside antenna, amplifies it, and then transmits it to the internal (distributing) antenna. The internal antenna radiates an amplified signal and provides reliable coverage. 

Once boosted, mobile communications appear across all mobile devices within the repeater's coverage area. Subscribers may make calls and surf the Internet via their personal SIM cards without even being aware of the amplifier's presence.

Here are just a few advantages of installing a signal booster.

Support of the right operator

The repeater boosts all signals within a specific frequency range and can thus be configured to boost the signal of the operator you need.

No additional monthly payments

Since the amplified signal is distributed throughout the room, users can use their smartphones and other devices without any restriction. You only pay for the bundle and its installation, though support may incur additional charges.


Signal boosters can improve not only voice communications but also 3G/4G broadband Internet connection. 

Setting up an amplification system is more complicated than setting up a phone. But fear not. Our specialists will take care of all the hassle and nuances of installing and setting up the device. All you have to do is contact us.

How Can We Help?

The installation of a BT Mobile Booster requires specialised expertise, and UCtel is ready to provide it for you. We have been delivering legal-to-use, cost-effective indoor signal boosting solutions for many years and for many operators. UCtel offers Ofcom-compliant mobile signal transmission products inside buildings and takes your BT Mobile network problems away forever. 

We provide turnkey solutions, including: 

  • Design of mobile connectivity solutions;
  • Supply of required connection-boosting materials;
  • Installation of signal-boosting equipment;
  • Ongoing support and maintenance of provided solutions.

But don't take our word for it. Take a look at our expertise with your own eyes. Here's a prime example of how UCtel helped two hospitals achieve full mobile coverage. An NHS trust in the UK was in dire need of a strong, reliable mobile network signal at two hospitals. By installing Cel-Fi QUATRA signal boosters, UCtel quickly brought reliable coverage from multiple networks into the premises. 

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Final Thoughts

To sum it up, a timely installed BT Mobile Signal Booster helps extend mobile coverage in any location. All you need is a stable base station signal within a radius of 10–15 km. But it is important to remember that to improve a poor BT Mobile signal, you must set up all the equipment properly; otherwise, you may only make it worse. 

To install and configure the system, you require special knowledge and tools. And this is exactly what UCtel offers. Our company employs highly qualified professionals who will help you cope with all related tasks. Our first-class equipment, expertise, and many years of experience will help you to forget about BT Mobile signal issues and focus on the things that are really important for your business. Just contact us and we'll take care of the rest.


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Why is my BT network not working?

If there is no BT Mobile signal at all, you are probably too far away from the station, or the signal simply does not reach you. This is a frequent case in sparsely populated areas or if you are underground.

Why is my BT signal so poor?

BT Mobile phone signal problems most often arise due to the construction of the building and in areas where mobile devices are massively concentrated. In addition, problems with a BT Mobile signal can occur if there are obstacles in the signal path from the mast, such as concrete or brick buildings, hills, or dense woodland vegetation.

How can I get a better signal on BT?

You need to buy a booster to enhance your BT Mobile signal. Such a device consists of 3 components: an external antenna, an amplifier, and a transmitting antenna.

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