My daughter just moved to Santa Cruz AREA of CA. Going 2 college. Best network down here BY FAR is VERIZON WIRELESS (her roommates have Sprint DOESN'T WORK AT ALL) & my MetroPCS (tMobile network) spoty AT BEST. I CANT make a call in her apartment and i have NO NETWORK unless i DRIVE to the Hwy 1. They share Netflix & Hulu using my daughters Unlimited VERIZON Hotspot (what they save on their cable bill) pays for my daughter's VERIZON Hotspot. I switched to Verizon cause I come here once a month (to bring the girls Supplies they're Poor College students LOL) THANK YOU VERIZON!!!!!
Doesn't work in my area. Seems to have me connected to a tower that I don't think exists and the compass points in a different direction, the signal strength is sometimes shown as 5 bars on the app and 0 bars and a 'no service's notification on the phone. It also shows poor wifi sometimes when I have a good connection but I only wanted the app to check the different mobile provider's signal in my poor signal area
Its got my dpms all wrong by about -15 dpms and wont show any towers in my area. Plus as I was driving down the road and drove by the tower that I know I connect to everytime showed i was connected to another tower that was farther away but my doms from the actual phone read -64 and the app said -78 least i found some good hotspots. Uninstalling and running galaxy s7.
Based on having used AT&T and now Verizon in a fringe area, this app gives an accurate representation of device-reported signal strength. I switched carriers based on open signal reports from my area and found out what everybody already knew: if you want rural coverage, go with Verizon.
While it seems like it is working for many, it is not for me. It shows me the direction of the tower I am supposedly connected to, North of where I am, while I have a clear line of sight true south to the true tower I receive my signal from. When I select the tower setting, it drops me in the middle of the Atlantic on the map before it can locate me properly. I know I have two towers in the surrounding 2 miles from where I am ( I see one of them!) Yet the app tells me:" no cell towers found".... From reading this app and website are the best in town, I don't even want to know what the others are capable of... Cheers!
It just guesses at which tower I'm connected to. If I zoom out a little on the map, a tower disappears, and my blue line switches to a different tower - which also updates the tower I'm connected to on the tower list screen. Zoom in, changes back. Zoom out, changes again. Zoom in, changes back. I understand that my T-Mobile S8 might not give up that info, but the app should tell me that, rather than presenting a guess as fact. Other than that, I'd give 5 stars.
- Missing towers fix part 2
- Fixed bug where the line to connected tower wasn't visible
- New navigation icons
- Quick action shortcuts for Android 7.1+
- Updated French and Russian translations
- Background performance improvements
- Fixed memory leak (towers/speed test history screens should load much smoother now)
Tired of slow internet connection which keeps on getting dropped? Time to boost!