As much as I hate resorting to use of Apple’s famous catchphrase, there has never been a situation where it seemed more apropos. Unless you spent the last three days in a deep coma, you probably have heard the groundswell of news coverage surrounding the iPhone finally welcoming Verizon customers into the iOS fold. This was a huge revelation to be sure, but lets all be honest and admit that it was long overdue.
In anticipation of the masses making the jump from the good (albeit admittedly overcrowded) ship USS ATT, developer Two Steps Beyond has created an app that will give you a better idea of what your new cellular and 3G networks are going to look like. The interestingly named Coverage? not only provides you maps of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile’s nationwide coverage, but it will allow you to zoom into your precise location and compare each carrier.
Here is a video walk through, demonstrating how exactly the app operates:
If you were even slightly curious about what to expect while changing your cellular provider, Coverage? could prove to be an irreplaceable tool. Heck, who knows? Maybe it could even sway you away from making the transition.
While this has a timely use to ravenous consumers, its true purpose is actually to indulge your inner road warrior. When I try to get away from it all and embrace the wilderness, I try to disconnect from the outside world. However, there is an whole seperate sub-culture of Americans that would never leave home without their handy Blackberry, iPad, and even iPhone in tow. For these crazy people, Coverage? would allow them to camp in comfort, while sleeping soundly knowing that they are not going to run up drastically overpriced roaming charges.
Just be sure to consult the software before you pitch your tent. Your wallet will thank you later.
Released: 2010-12-22 :: Category: Navigation