There are a few things you should know about how your phone communicates with towers:
- You can't choose which tower your phone uses. Instead, your phone will automatically connect to the nearest tower in order to communicate.
- Each tower is responsible for a specific area, known as a "cell." When you move from one cell to another, your phone will transition from communicating with one tower to another.
- If you have poor reception near your home, one option is to get a Verizon wifi extender. This device uses your home wifi to create an artificial 4G network in the area.
- Alternatively, you may want to consider switching to a different carrier if you think they might have better coverage in your area. However, be aware that switching carriers might require you to purchase a new phone, depending on the hardware of your current device. Verizon uses a CDMA network, which is not compatible with the networks used by ATT and T-Mobile. Most phones from these carriers will not work with Verizon, and vice versa.