Jan 18
2010

Mobile Coverage Tracking Gets Smarter

CNETSHOTIf you are in the market for a new wireless carrier, or if you’re just curious about all of those dropped calls you encounter at home, you should check out CNET. They’ve partnered with Root Wireless to compile a coverage map to show details such as signal strength or network problems.

Rather than coverage maps that are based solely on distance to a cell tower, this data was compiled from a background application that was running on consumers’ mobile devices. Coverage is also affected by terrain, number of users and several other variables, so this map more accurately reflects what you can expect to experience in your neighborhood.

Don’t trust Luke Wilson – check this out for yourself!