Cell Widget

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About this app

Small widget showing:
- Operator Name
- MCC (mobile country code) and MNC (mobile network code)
- Speed (HSDPA, EDGE, LTE...)
- LAC (Location Area Code)
- Cell-ID
- Current dBm

Each information can be hidden.

- Configurable Text color, size and opacity.
- Optional notification
- Notification without widget
- Action configurable when touching widget or notification

Other Features:
- Auto collect new cells. Cells are named with the celltower location, but the name can be changed.
- Option to flag certain cells as home cell. When enabling notifications and connected to a cell which is flagged as home cell, the notification icon becomes a house. This can be useful for people who can make cheaper phone calls when they are in a certain area. The cells have to be flagged manually since there is no way to do this automatically.
- Show cell position on map
- First seen and last seen time for each collected cell
- Import/export cell database
- Toggle flightmode (up to Android 4.2)

- INTERNET: Cell location lookup
- ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: For getting LAC and cell id
- ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Detect if device is in flightmode/offline
- WRITE_SETTINGS: Toggle flightmode (on devices lower than Android 4.2)
- READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Import database

Available languages
- english
- german
- swedish (by Göran Helsingborg)
- spanish (by DigiGato)
- bulgarian (by Stefan Stefanov)
- greek (by Filippos Grigoriadis)
- sinhalese (by Anil Weerasooriya)
- dutch (by Carulez)
- hungarian (by Egyed Ferenc)

Ideas? Questions?
Contact me: dieter.thiess@gmail.com
Updated on
Aug 18, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

1.22K reviews
Jeff Altorfer
May 11, 2021
Excellent informational/diagnostic app. Simple clean informative. I like this widget just fine. I'm sure the features/items that don't seem to populate (Band/frequency) are due to Android security not allowing apps to read that info without root; at least now-a-days.
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Vivian Maphis
March 24, 2022
Excellent! Shows the network operator as well as other technical data from it. I love it since I travel a lot and sometimes need to change carriers in a foreign country to improve call quality.
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A Google user
April 16, 2019
Very good ! Thanks for your effort ! Very customisable and can adapt on everyone's taste . So far i found only this and one more application hwo let you overlay name of mobile operator (phono).Finnaly is a matter of taste . Thanks again for good job and keep it on ! One more thing - its adfree...Big plus .Do you please consider to add some mobile operators logo ? Something like "Phono" application ? Thanks for your effort !
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What's new

- Android 13 support

- 5G Support

- Targeting Android 11
- Fixes

- Hungarian translation (by Egyed Ferenc)
- Dutch translation (by Carulez)

- Fixes for Android 5 and lower
- Operator Logos

- Targeting Android 10
- Needs to run as foreground service
- Band and frequency support
- New notification icon
- Country flags
- Fixes

Please report any problems to dieter.thiess@gmail.com