I was wondering where the antenna is on my Samsung Galaxy Note3? I have terrible reception.

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I was wondering where the antenna is on my Samsung Galaxy Note3? I have terrible reception.

I have terrible reception in my house and was wondering where the antenna is and if there is anything I could do to boost my reception?

As shown in the great VisiHow article below, your Samsung Galaxy Note3's antenna is located on the back bottom half of your device. The antenna allows your device to connect to your carrier's mobile network; however, the antenna can only pick signal up when it's receiving signal. Put another way, if you're deep inside a building or you live in a rural area that doesn't have a lot of cell towers nearby, you won't be able to get good reception on your Galaxy Note3. Still, there are a few things you can try to alleviate your reception woes:

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  • Take off your phone's case if you have one. Some materials will block your antenna from receiving signal.
  • Make sure you don't cover the bottom half of the back of your phone with anything, including your hand. This is called attenuation, which can and likely will block your antenna from receiving signal.
  • Get as close to a window as possible when you need signal. Cement, drywall, satellite dish signal, wood, trees, and metal or vinyl siding will affect your smartphone's reception, as well.
  • Keep in mind that the weather will affect your signal, as well. Try to avoid calling or texting when it's raining to avoid dropped calls and unsent texts.
  • Call your carrier and ask for a signal booster. A signal booster acts much like a WiFi extender: it simply extends your carrier's network into your house so you can use your cell phone like you would in an area with better coverage. Sometimes your carrier will give you a signal booster for free to keep you happy, especially if you were guaranteed coverage before you signed your contract; however, signal boosters (also known as microcells) can cost upwards of $100. Call your carrier to ask about rates.
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