How to Get Rid of Cell Phone Static During Call

By Lisa Porter

Cell phone static can make it difficult to hear the person on the other line and might even prevent you from finishing an important conversation. Though no single action will allow you to completely get rid of cell phone static, you can take several steps to try to reduce it.

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone manual

Step 1

Pull your phone’s antenna all the way out if it has one. This is a simple step, though, in the hurry to answer your phone, you might overlook it.

Step 2

Do not touch the specific area where your phone receives wireless signals. You can locate this area by looking at your phone’s manual or asking a customer service assistant at your local cell service provider. Some phones also have transparent stickers that indicate the reception area. Do not block this area with your hand while talking on the phone.

Step 3

Switch to a different service provider if heavy static persists. Ensure that you will get reception at home by subscribing to phone service from a provider with cell towers in your area. Go to to search for providers with cell towers in your zip code.