No; my smartphone didn’t fall into the fire and need cooling. That isn’t why it is sitting on the water dispenser in a corner of the room. Let me explain to you with a short story. Once upon a time….
Once upon a time, Smile 4G launched service in Lagos and I went to buy a SIM card and mifi to get on the service. Getting home, I found that I resided on the very fringe of their network coverage. Hunting around the house, I found a spot on a painting in the living room where the mifi was able to hold a good signal. That spot became the default position for my Smile mifi till they improved coverage. Now, I get full bars from Smile at home, regardless of where I am in the house. Hallelu!
Fast forward two years later and I have found myself in the same situation with Ntel 4G. The network signal manages to stray into my living room and nowhere else in the house. But the signal is very weak, and so it comes and goes. Again, I went hunting for a good location.
The spot that I found is on top of the water dispenser in a corner of the living room. My phone holds a stable network signal there and serves as a wireless hotspot so I can get work done at good speeds when at home.
I am guessing that you have your own stories too of the crazy things you have done to get a stable network signal for internet service at home or at work. I would like to hear your story, so share in the comments section.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.