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Sun2Retire

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Suggestions for cell coverage map apps
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:05:11 AM »
I realize cell coverage maps may or may not accurately depict cell coverage of a specific location based on a variety of factors but it would be useful to get an idea if an area is in a black hole or not.

Anyone find a good app for this? I've looked at the carriers' maps and they seem to use a pretty broad brush.

Thx
Scott
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Suggestions for cell coverage map apps
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 10:36:56 AM »
Here are a couple, but I can't vouch for them.

http://www.sensorly.com/
https://opensignal.com/

Other than "no service", I haven't found any such tools to be all that useful.
Gary
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Sun2Retire

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Re: Suggestions for cell coverage map apps
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 10:44:18 AM »
Other than "no service", I haven't found any such tools to be all that useful.

Ya, I kinda figured that might be the case. Thx
Scott
Fulltiming in a 2005 Newmar Dutch Star 3810, Spartan, Cat C7 350
Eezrv TPMS, VMSpc, 970W Solar, Tri-Metric Battery monitor
2002 Dodge RAM 1500 Quad Cab toad
Stowmaster towbar & Brakemaster toad braking system

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Suggestions for cell coverage map apps
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 11:36:16 AM »
If you are contemplating visiting somewhere and want to know what cell services cover that general area, you can find that on numerous sites online, so phone app vs PC is just a personal preference of how to view it. If you want to know if a particular RV park or neighborhood has good or poor service, I haven't found anything accurate enough to predict that.  In addition to local terrain and buildings,  the number of users and local weather can make a big difference.
Gary
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