Dave from Dallas Fort Worth, Texas wants to commemorate his grandson’s wedding. He plans to videotape the event with help from the Lights Camera Action mobile app.
Thanks to this app, he and some others can set up a multi-camera video shoot on his cell phone. (They’re using up to six mobile phones that are connected together.)
The developers say he needs a good LTE connection, but Dave isn’t sure how to maximize his speed. I gave him some guidance by breaking down how data works, exactly.
Data reaches your phone through WiFi or LTE, I told him. When no authorized WiFi is found, your phone powers its internet over an LTE network. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Cell Tower Distance – The further you are from your carrier’s cell tower the weaker your cellular service is, which results in slow 4G LTE data speeds.
Building Material – Materials like, but not limited to, metal, Low-e glass, concrete, brick, plaster, and insulation are notorious for blocking radio frequency waves. If cellular signals can’t penetrate your home, you’re left with poor data speeds.
Mother Nature – Just like building materials, trees, hills, and valleys are known to block and reflect radiofrequency waves, resulting in snail-like data speeds.
I also pointed him towards a cell phone booster. This can be a huge help for him – or anyone else who needs to boost their phone’s performance. Here’s my recommendation.
I also told him he could try renting a wireless hotspot, so all of the devices would communicate over the local area network. Renting isn’t expensive. In fact, DayPassWireless, charges $10 a day for rental.