Directly overlay and compare cellular carrier coverage maps! Perfect for travelers - research where you're covered across the USA!
** Follow our Facebook page to get update alerts: http://www.facebook.com/CoverageMapApp **
Coverage? focuses on helping mobile bandwidth junkies find cell signal as they roam. Save time looking up coverage on the carrier's websites, compare their claims head to head and better plan your travel routing to stay connected.
** The carrier's maps in your pocket: This app contains regional maps based off of each major carrier's data map - as found on their websites. Quickly overlay the carriers you use, to create your own personalized coverage map on your device.
** No internet needed: Our proprietary coverage maps are stored within the app on your device - no downloading needed! Quickly access where you're supposed to get a signal, even when you have none.
** Urban and rural areas: Maps are at a regional level, and cover the entire continental USA, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
** Carriers included: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile
** Know where to roam: view LTE, '4G' (HSPA+ & WiMax), 3G, 2G and roaming areas as inclusive overlays, focus on finding the coverage type you desire. (Hint: T-Mobile does not graphically distinguish between 3G/4G/LTE on their own maps. Thus we manually insert dark purple stars to at least indicate their LTE markets.)
Check http://www.technomadia.com/coverage for a quick video demo. We created this app because we are full time RVers ('technomads') ourselves who rely on mobile data to work remotely. Keeping this app updated is a priority for us, as we depend on it ourselves!
Q: Why aren't the maps more detailed or released more often?
A: We hand-create all the maps based on the carrier's reports - a very labor intensive process. The carriers are all rapidly rolling out new coverage and there's just no practical way to issue a new update everytime a new tower is turned on. We monitor new coverage and try to find balance between effort & staying current. We've been refreshing the maps every 6-8 weeks in 2012/2013.
Q: What makes 'Coverage?' unique?
A: There are great apps out there that collect user submitted signal reports - we love them. However, those apps are only useful in markets with an active user base. We took a different approach with Coverage? - we needed a tool to at least give us an idea of where signal should be - urban, rural and out in the boonies. Sure, carrier maps aren't a guarantee of where signal actually is, but it sure is helpful to know which direction to head when you need it!
Named 'Essential Tool' by Wired Magazine
** Winner - 'Most Useful App' - iOSDevCamp
"this app can be indispensable" - Lifehacker.com
The original goal of Coverage is to help fellow frequent travelers keep connected and plan their routes. Some have also found the app useful for shopping for their best carrier, even though our maps are regional - not neighborhood level detailed.
The maps in Coverage are our own proprietary interpretations of the coverage reported by each carrier. You should not rely on the maps in Coverage to be perfectly precise or absolutely timely, though we intend to update them at least quarterly. So far, map updates have been free - we may at some point offer more frequently released higher res maps via in app purchase.
Coverage does not report, collect or predict signal strength (there are great apps out there for that!). We can make no promises as to where you'll *actually* get signal.. there are too many variables - towers, device, terrain, weather, etc.
So… Got Coverage?
All carrier maps completely refreshed and updated for the entire USA. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all continue to turn on new LTE markets, while Verizon seems to be slowing down.
We continue to manually mark T-Mobile LTE markets with a purple star, as their own maps don't visually make a distinction between 3G/HSPA+/LTE at regional zoom levels.
Coverage? has also been optimized for the new 64-bit A7 processors found in the iPhone 5S, iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini.
As usual, your reviews in the App Store and telling your friends about Coverage? help us reach new customers. These free & frequent map updates are entirely funded by new sales of the app. We greatly appreciate your support & enthusiasm!
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- Jan 30, 2014
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