The map doesn't lie – but everyone knows the pain of those annoying signal black spots in areas that otherwise have great coverage, particularly when you're indoors.
There are a few ways you can wring a little bit more connectivity from your phone's network, from the so-simple-it's-silly fixes to the slightly more technical solutions. Here are our tips:
Open the window
Yes, really – if you're indoors, opening the window can help you get a stronger signal. Walls, insulation and just about any other physical barrier can block signals from network towers, so creating some gaps in those barriers really does make a difference.
Another simple one – holding your phone higher in the air actually does work. Go upstairs (and open all the windows), head uphill, stand on something tall – whatever it takes. The higher you are, the less physical obstructions to your signal.