✓ Signal compass points you in the direction your signal is coming from, just walk towards it!
✓ WiFi map allows you to easily locate nearby public networks.
✓ Coverage maps allow you see the best places for signal.
✓ Speedtest feature allows you to see the true speed of your connection.
✓ NetworkRank allows you to see which carrier is best in your area.
✓ Keep track of your monthly data, text and voice usage so you don’t go over your limit.
✓ See a map of local cell towers.
✓ Free and ad-free
You can also;
✓ Help improve our coverage and WiFi maps.
✓ Share your findings on twitter and Facebook and compare your connection with other users.
✓ View your history of signal readings.
✓ Save your data to SD card.
✓ Signal booster for compatible phones
Help contribute to our crowdsourced impartial maps of carrier coverage and wireless hotspots by using our app to improve your connection.
SMS Permission required to count the number of SMS sent to track your usage, SMS are never read (use a packet sniffer to check!)
Phone settings permission allows network reset on certain Android versions
Based on our community-generated data we are able to help keep you better connected by giving you a practical solution to the problems of slow mobile internet and dropped calls. Simply follow our signal compass to walk towards better phone signal or see our in-app coverage maps to work out which carrier is best for where you are, useful if you're thinking about changing. Our wifi maps help you find local public-access wireless networks (WAPs), helpful if you're travelling abroad or just want to find a local cafe with free wifi. Our Stats tab helps you to keep track of your usage, so there’s no danger of you going over your plan limit on data, voice or text. (NB – this is why the app needs permission to access contacts and SMS, these are the permissions needed to count calls and texts, messages are never accessed or read!). Slow mobile internet? Whatsapp or BBM not working? Can't make that crucial skype call? Facebook, Instagram or Twitter too slow to be enjoyable? Run a speedtest to see the real speed of your connection, use the signal booster compass to get a better connection or use our maps to find the nearest free wifi!
Best of all, every time you use the app you're helping to improve it! By helping us to expand our wifi database and improve our coverage maps you're making the app work better and everyone else who uses it.
The best tactic for getting better signal is to follow the signal compass.
Maps not updated in real-time. Don’t worry though, we log the information you share with us to improve our coverage maps and signal information. We’re working hard to make sure the data you contribute to the project is available to everyone as quickly as possible.
- Not all towers and wireless routers are in our database - we’re working on it!
- Verizon & Sprint users will see only one connected tower at a time
- Moving in the direction of your cell tower will not always improve reception due to interference effects/local geography.
- Data is crowd sourced - wireless and antenna locations are calculated by triangulation.
- For GSM, cell tower are identified via cell id and location area code (CID and LAC)
- For CDMA (Verizon, Sprint), cell towers are identified via Network ID, Base sub-station ID and system ID (NID, BSSID and SID).
We map- Coverage and Speed tests for Verizon, Sprint, Vodafone, EE, AT&T, O2, 3, TIM, T-Mobile, Telcel, I WInd, SFR, Wifi and more
View easy-to-use maps showing millions of mobile performance test results to get insights down to the street level. With the push of a button, test your network’s Call Performance and data speeds. Your test results are combined with those of other users in the RootMetrics community for a holistic view of performance. Multiple testing options and constantly updated maps make this app the easiest and most comprehensive source for improving your mobile experience.
• View information about call performance and data connection speed.
• See the number of tests completed by location and operator.
• Compare your network’s true performance against other networks with interactive call performance and data speed maps.
• Report dropped calls, poor signal strength, and slow data issues.
• Choose whether you want to do a single test at a time or set the app to do background or continuous testing.
100% FREE. No annoying advertisements or in-app purchases.
If you like the app:
• Please rate it and leave your comments in the app store
• Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/rootmetrics
• Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/rootmetrics
Download the app, keep testing, and help spread the word. Together, we’re making mobile performance better.
Coverage Mapper will record and submit cellular signal strength data to a central server, to generate accurate coverage maps for your provider.
Please check out the website (http://www.coveragemapper.com), preferably on a computer, to get a better understanding of the application before downloading it.
As you travel with the application running, it records your device's signal strength, tied to your current location. This data is all uploaded to a central server, where it is aggregated with the data from other users, and averaged into accurate coverage maps that show not just where a provider has coverage, but also how good the coverage is.
This is a beta application. Please report any issues on the forum or by email.
Since this question is frequently asked, install to SD is not an option, because Coverage Mapper runs as a background service, which cannot be moved to the SD card.
MyMobileCoverage℠ Smartphone Application users will be able to:
• Map and view the exact locations of dropped calls, failed calls and congestion spots
• Measure data speed and performance
• View the live status of network signal strength
• Share coverage metrics with your operator to help them improve your coverage!
What sets MyMobileCoverage℠ apart from other coverage applications is that we measure and display real coverage from real users, one user at a time and we never interpolate data. Our technology is simply more accurate and we work directly with wireless providers to improve your mobile experience.
We are looking for "virtual engineers" to download the application and help drive-test your own wireless network. Uncover coverage deficiencies and help measure the performance of various devices and operating systems. Join the thousands of virtual engineers already helping to improve wireless networks around the world with MyMobileCoverage℠!
*Some features may not be available on all Android devices.
**Some features may not be available on CDMA devices.
Visit http://mymobilecoverage.com/support.html for more details.
MyMobileCoverage℠ protects your privacy by collecting ONLY coverage information such as dropped calls, failed calls, poor signal quality and data speeds; identifying where on the network the trouble spots exist, sharing that information with users themselves and their primary wireless provider for the purpose of improving their network.
Reliable Site Surveys with Precision and Flexibility
The Coverage Checker device application is free solution designed for anyone to complete wireless site surveys of indoor and outdoor locations.
~ Great M2M Training Tools Included
~ Bandwidth & Speed Tests
~ Network Quality Tests
~ See your surveys on Maps
~ Great for Indoor Distributed Antenna System Planning (iDAS)
Built for Mission Critical Wireless Solutions, Large M2M Deployment, Reliable Site Surveys with Precision and Flexibility
~ Design and deploy the most accurate indoor & outdoor WAN network correctly the first time and prevent costly rework & IT complaints
~ Collect real-world data by performing unique true end-user experience (WAN throughput, data rates, retries, losses) measurements
~ Simulate “What-if” scenarios to prevent or minimize costly repeat survey walks
Single-click WAN network readiness verification for Voice over WiFi and Location Services
~ Confidently certify the network for any design/application requirements using customer-ready pass/fail assessment reports
~ Customize reports enabling efficient hand over of results based on WAN design/application requirements
~ Seamless integration to validate the estimated WAN model
The Coverage Checker Pro device application is an affordable solution designed for anyone to complete wireless site surveys featuring dynamic live readings and measurements while providing detailed reports that are importable and exportable. Infatrac is the leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) software and application development.
Look at 2G / 3G coverage in two clicks and a little time!
App collects current cell parameters and draws pictures according to Google and Yandex.
WARNING! Only for GSM family devices (UMTS, HSDPA, ...)
★ GSM Field Test
★ GSM Signal Monitoring
- Determine which operator is best for you by visualizing 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and Roaming coverage information for the largest operators in the United States.
- You can perform an address search or geolocate your device to view a map of the mobile network technologies that are available in your area of interest.
- The “Insights” feature provides a dynamic stream of global intelligence about the mobile industry.
Why should I spend $1.99 per year to upgrade to the premium version of CellMaps Mobile Coverage?
- The premium version provides mobile network coverage intelligence at the street level versus a less detailed market view in the free version.
- You can view and compare the mobile network coverage maps of multiple operators at the same time.
- The coverage check feature is enabled that lets you quickly compare – by operator and technology – what networks should be available at a given location.
The information used in this application is based on marketed network coverage information and does not guarantee service availability. Actual service availability may vary due to weather, terrain, foliage, buildings, equipment, and other factors.
The application requires access to mobile or Wi-Fi data networks. Standard usage fees for data transfer apply.
If you are having issues with address search or geolocation, please try rebooting your device. There is a known issue related to Google Play updates on some devices which may cause location services to fail until the device has been restarted.
Results cannot be blindly trusted but the accuracy is decent already.
* Work is in progress: We are actually writing an optional public reporting feature, that will allow to build an wide database describing Carrier IQ installations.
How to remove Carrier IQ? Call your carrier, convince them to change of policy.
Some anti - Carrier IQ fixes are not detected yet and can generate false positives (now improved a lot)
This is an open source app, please contact me for collaboration & contributions, we will work together.
You're welcome reviewing its source code. It's a security app after all.
- François SIMOND @supercurio
- Roman Birg @romanbb
More infos about Carrier IQ + app that act and not just look, by TrevE
Required to look for evidences in logcat.
Earlier this week, independent developers identified a software package from Carrier IQ shipped within a number of Android-based mobile devices. This piece of software was apparently designed to provide metrics to help mobile carriers improve their services, but in some circumstances, the software is not optional and in many cases the users don't know it's there, tracking all interactions with their mobile phone.
Designed to help mobile carriers solve customer-support and infrastructure issues, the application has been discovered to systematically syphon out location data, keystrokes and other aspects of e-mail and SMS conversations.
As Bitdefender values users’ privacy and the right to informed consent, we have developed Bitdefender Carrier IQ, a low-footprint detector that can reveal the presence of the Carrier IQ package on the personal device and, if found, whether it has been enabled by the carrier.
The Bitdefender Carrier IQ finder is merely a diagnostic tool that prompts the user about the presence or absence of the Carrier IQ package. The package is deeply buried in the device firmware, so it can be uninstalled only through special privileges on the smartphone.
Please note that the Bitdefender Carrier IQ finder does not substitute for a mobile antivirus and consequently, will not detect malware. For a fully featured security solution, please install Bitdefender Mobile Security (available on Android Market).
Nextivity Coverage Tester
Nextivity Coverage Tester let you quickly and easily survey the 3G coverage in your home or office,
so you can find the best place to put your
Cel-Fi Window Unit.
How should I survey my home or office?
To start a survey, tap the '+' button. You will see an outline of your building (Tip: this might be a good time to take a photo of the front of the building as a reminder - tap the camera icon to take a photo then press 'Save').
Tap within the outline to indicate where you are in the building,
and wait while the measurement is made, stand as still and don't move the phone whilst the icon is spinning (Tip: to remind you of where you took the measurement you can take a photo by tapping the measurement and then pressing the photo icon).
Then, walk to a different part of the building, and repeat the procedure, to build up a coverage map.
Once you have surveyed the building, you can go back through the measurements you made to find the best place to put your Cel-Fi Window Unit.(Tip: the measurement icons indicate how good the coverage is, red is poor, orange is better, yellow is even better and green is best).
Does Nextivity Coverage Tester know where I am inside the building?
No. You have to tap at a spot on the survey that corresponds to where you are in the building. If the building you are in is a different shape, tap the place that's approximately right, then take a photo to remind you of where took the measurement.
My building has more than one floor. What should I do?
Use the up & down buttons to choose the floor number for the floor you are on before you take each measurement.
How can I tell which place has the best coverage?
The measurement icons indicate how good the coverage is, red is poor, orange is better, yellow is even better and green is best - look how far across the sweep of colour goes - further to the right is better.
What else can I do with a measurement?
You can add a photo to each measurement to remind you exactly where it was taken. Just long-press on the measurement, then tap the camera icon.
You can also delete the measurement from the same dialog.
I have coverage on my phone, but I see a 'No 3G Signal' message. Why is that?
You have coverage, but not 3G coverage. Nextivity Coverage Tester is only looking for 3G coverage because that's what the Cel-Fi needs.
Can I email my survey to Nextivity?
Yes. Tap Menu then Email Survey. That will generate a summary of your survey in a .csv file, and start up your email app to let you send it.
Can I survey more than one building?
Yes. Nextivity Coverage Tester keeps all of the surveys you do.
You can rename surveys so that you know what each one is, and you can take a photo for each survey to remind you of the building.
Where can I get more help with Nextivity Coverage Tester?
You can find more information at http://cel-fi.com/.
As a crowdsourced service, Sensorly gathers anonymous data from all its users willing to share their experience as carriers’ clients, just like you. The aim is simple: provide the greater number with unbiased information on wireless networks performance (signal strength, coverage and speed) worldwide, based on real data, and translate them into coverage maps for all to see.
This free app hands you the key elements to fully understand your carrier’s quality of service, making it the adequate companion to your wireless life:
-Check out precise and daily updated coverage maps: with more than 300 wireless networks mapped across 50 countries available in the app, checking a carrier’s coverage has never been easier for all 4G/LTE, 3G, CDMA, GSM and Wi-Fi technologies. Plus you can check how others do around you, and see what’s the average download & upload speed in your area for your carrier.
-Do a Speedtest: as a smartphone user, what is your network speed like? This feature allows you to instantly check your download and upload speed along with your ping time, reproducing your basic mobile activities.
-Compare carriers performances: the Sensorly app not only grants you access to the data collected on your carrier, but also to information about carriers available in your area. By using the “compare” feature you will be able to check signal strength and network coverage for all carriers listed and for which we have data.
-Map your neighborhood: use your commuting time to map your close environment with the Map Trip feature, and get more accurate data for the areas you care about.
-Check your activity: Are your speedtests getting better through time? Are you a heavy contributor and map your carrier’s network a lot? Do you sometimes have dropped calls but don’t know why? See all these data for yourself by consulting the new “Your activity” session of the app.
Sensorly is a crowdsourced service: the more you use the app, the more precise and complete the info and coverage maps get.
Join Sensorly, and know what to expect from your carrier!
This app contains the complete list of mobile phone operators with country information. And it detects current phone operator as well.
* Collect all of mobile phone operators in the world based on wikimedia
* Search by country name or market code
* Detect current operator on phone
If you find any information incorrect, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, this app does not change market/carrier code on your phone.
If your phone carrier had the ability to record everything you did on your phone would you want to know about it?
Carrier IQ is a piece of software that has been pre-installed on many Android, iOS and Blackberry devices by the major mobile phone companies without your consent. It is a potential serious threat to your privacy and security.
Take the Red Pill. Then take action!
This app will conduct over 35 non-invasive tests to detect whether the notorious CarrierIQ spyware is installed on your phone. It checks all know vectors for CIQ including system drivers, installed services, and debug logs.
CIQ Red Pill organizes all of the collected evidence into test categories and shows you exactly what tests were run, which ones passed and what parts of CarrierIQ are where in your system.
This app is advertising supported(*) but requires very few permissions to operate:
READ_LOGS - needed to scan debug log for CIQ
COARSE_LOCATION - these are used in support of ad delivery but may be bypassed by turning off network connections before running the app.
* 25%+ of any advertising revenue will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.