Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Get up to $500 when you bring your phone. Plus, get the incredible iPhone 13 Pro on us. Online only. With select 5G Unlimited plans. Ends 12.5. Buy now
end of navigation menu
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
***Announcement: We’re excited to inform you that we will be merging the Fios and Wireless Communities to a unified Verizon Community with a new look and feel throughout. If you are interested in what specifically has changed, please see the New Revamped Community article under the Featured Topics.***
How Can I Get Better Signal In A Remote Area?
alleybob
Member

We have bought 33 acres in a remote area.  In viewing coverage maps there is signal on the surrounding properties but not on ours.  How can we boost the signal to our property.  Often times we are outside and away from the house and could need the phone for emergencies.

Any help?  Is there an antenna or booster that would help?  A setting on our phones?

Labels (1)
Tags (3)
0 Likes
1 Solution

Correct Answers
Re: signal in remote area
Denhani_Loves_Dogs

If you have internet service on your property, a lot of phones will connect to wifi and make and receive phone calls and text over wifi.      It may be easier to install home internet and a good wifi router and use that for your phone service.      I'm not sure it'd cover you over 33 acres, though.

View solution in original post

Re: signal in remote area
John_Getzke
Leader
Leader

You cannot boost a signal that is not there.  Your results will depend on the specifics of your environment and why the VZW towers cannot reach you in the first place such as physical obstructions, natural interference or something else.

We should also assume that your property does not have access to highspeed broadband interent via a coax cable.  If you did somehow have reliable broadband access through a cable provider then a Network Extender would be a single package solution to look into.  Hook up the Network Extender into your broadband, point the GPS antenna towards the sky and broadcast your own VZW 4G signal.

Without access to highspeed broadand your options are limited to repeaters, amplifiers and boosters.  Verizon doesn't support these devices but there are many 3rd party companies that would be happy to assist you.  Id suggest checking out 3gstore.com as a good starting point.  They have a support staff that can walk you through a lot of the process.

If you want to research antennas and amplifiers on your own 3gstore has a good reference to share:

http://3gstore.com/page/13_will_an_antenna_help_me.html

Re: signal in remote area
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

John_Getzke, thanks for that feedback.


Alleybob,


We understand wanting to improve signal on you new purchased property. Did you know that you can have your property evaluated for placement of a tower. Just click here to see if your land meets qualification: http://vz.to/2fPZ5yb


In additional to that link, here's a great FAQ page:  http://vz.to/2hBKmIm


KatrinaN_VZW
Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport
If my response answered your question please click the 'Correct Answer' button under my response. This ensures others can benefit from our conversation. Thanks in advance for your help with this!

0 Likes
Re: signal in remote area
Denhani_Loves_Dogs

If you have internet service on your property, a lot of phones will connect to wifi and make and receive phone calls and text over wifi.      It may be easier to install home internet and a good wifi router and use that for your phone service.      I'm not sure it'd cover you over 33 acres, though.

Re: signal in remote area
alleybob
Member

Thank you so much. We have thought of that and will probably have to go that route.

0 Likes