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OpenSignal: speed test and Cell Coverage Map

Posted on 2016-01-15 16:30:15 by Scott Jeffrey - 0 Comments

While you may have completed the signal test or speed test with your Wi-Fi coverage or home internet you may also be extremely curious to know the speed and signal map for your local data coverage as well. Getting a local cellular map coverage, testing and improving your reception and finding out what might be cutting down on your mobile speeds is important.

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This application is a full-service solution for measuring mobile data and Wi-Fi speeds. Not only can you find local Wi-Fi hotspots, you can map the local cell towers to see which network carrier ranks the best in your area and have the ability to test the true speed of your mobile connection.

In the past it was really difficult actually measure out 3G and 4G speeds as well as get access to public Wifi networks. This application shows you all the closest open signals so that you can really quickly access Wi-Fi maps and save money on your data rates. Having access to this feature alone makes the app worth downloading because you can always have access to reliable Wi-Fi signals that are free to access.

If you have ever experienced hangups with your wireless provider you can also get a visual representation of your local cell phone towers as well as find out who actually has coverage in your area. Running a free speed test or getting a local map with the help of this application could be all you need to find the fastest and cheapest carrier in your area.

A huge number of tests are available with the help of this app which is entirely free and free of advertising as well. Crowd sourced an impartial maps are constantly updating and you can save your system results to your SD card as well as upload your results to other members to help them improve their speeds as well.

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Perhaps one of the greatest features of this app is that it's also available in a web app format as well. This means that you can access times of the free testing features in your browser to find out information about your Wi-Fi as well as discover open Wi-Fi networks with a laptop and more. Having the option to access all of these testing features from the web means you can get it on any device even without installing the app or on any PC or mac computer. The testing tools and vast majority of app features are available from the URL: http://opensignal.com/.

As an added bonus to the testing features in 3g and 4g Wi-Fi maps you can also have access to a free signal booster that's compatible with most smartphones. Just by downloading this app you can not only tester signal and speeds on 3g, 4g and WIFI but improve the quality of signal that you're getting as well!

You can get the OpenSignal app from TorrApk or from Google Play.

 

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author: Scott Jeffrey
Scott Jeffrey
Scott Jeffrey is a Freelance Writer and Researcher. With an MA in Public issues Anthropology he resides in Guelph Ontario. Scott has passion for music, film and fishing.
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