Fully updated maps!
Thank you so much for your patience for this overdue update. We have been working on a new way of acquiring our mapping data, and have been working behind the scenes to seal a new partnership & integrating in new mapping data. We're pleased to join up with Mosaik Solutions, who provides comprehensive mobile network coverage data to their strategic operator partners (in other words, they create maps like this anyway!).
The maps in this release have been provided by them, and for now - you likely won't notice too much of a difference (except updated coverage maps!)
We're excited by this new partnership, which will enable us to focus more time & energy on building in new features and advancing Coverage? in the future. Expect great new things in early 2017!
Again, our apologies for the longer than anticipated wait - but we think this new partnership was worth the effort to ensure the long term sustainability & advancement of Coverage? Thank you!
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, or check our support page**
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 level maps based off of each major carrier's data map - as found on their website at our last update. 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+), 3G, 2G and roaming areas as inclusive overlays, focus on finding the coverage type you desire.
Check http://www.twostepsbeyond.com/apps/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: Our map updates require a lot of meticulous labor intensive processing. 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. This generally means at least a couple updates a year.
Q: What makes 'Coverage?' unique?
A: There are great apps out there that collect user submitted signal reports - we recommend them and use them ourselves. 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.
The maps in 'Coverage?' are provided in partnership with Mosaik Solutions, and represent 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. So far, map updates have been free - however, to continue to support the ongoing updating and development costs, it is likely we will integrate in some sort of subscription model.
Coverage does not report 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?
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