Sometimes in the mobile world, selecting a carrier isn't determined so much by devices or plans, but rather which provider best suits your coverage needs. Sadly, the map tools on carrier websites are needlessly painful, and most coverage apps that you'll find rely on crowd-sourced data -- great if others contribute, but that's not always the case. Now, you'll find a better solution from Mosaik Solutions, which has released an Android app that provides data from the carriers themselves. Known as CellMaps Mobile Coverage, it brings a quick and easy visual overview into the likes of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, which can be parsed by 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE signal.
The basic version of the app is free, but the real power comes with a premium subscription that runs $1.99 annually. Here, you'll find the ability to view map overlays from multiple carriers, along with the ability to zoom into a street-level view. Additionally with the premium version, you can drop a pin onto any given spot and get a complete breakdown of carrier service in the area. We've already taken the app for a spin, and were quite pleased with the utility. Now, you can hit up the Play Store link and discover the joys (and pains) of being a coverage nerd.
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Mosaik Solutions Launches CellMaps Mobile Coverage App for Android
Geospatial network intelligence leader leverages industry-trusted mobile network coverage data to deliver first app of its kind for Android users
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CTIA 2013, Booth 3248) – May 21, 2013 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces the launch of its CellMaps Mobile Coverage app for Android. For the first time, the company is providing its mobile network coverage information with an independently developed consumer mobile application.
The CellMaps Mobile Coverage app leverages Mosaik Solutions' unique industry-trusted mapping technology to enable users to view and compare major mobile operator network coverage down to the street level. In addition, Android users can determine the status of 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming for specific locations, all while staying informed on key industry news impacting the consumer.
Mosaik Solutions' CellMaps Mobile Coverage app for Android includes:
Access to detailed maps of the most up-to-date network coverage available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, including 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming coverage in the United States.
The ability to see what coverage is available at a pin-point location, while comparing the coverage options down to street-level detail
Users can 'Check Coverage' after a search or by geolocating their device to access a chart outlining what technologies (2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and roaming) are available from each operator at that location.
Ongoing streamed news coverage and insights from the mobile industry to stay current on industry changes that might impact you
"Wireless networks have a significant impact on the world, which is why it is so important for consumers to know where networks are in relation to their needs," said Bryan Darr, CEO of Mosaik Solutions. "Historically, Mosaik Solutions' comprehensive data has only been made available to mobile industry players. Now, with our expertise spanning the desktop, cloud and mobile environments, consumers have more intelligence available at their fingertips to help make key decisions impacting their mobile life."
The applications for the CellMaps Mobile Coverage app are diverse. Consumers, such as leisure and business travelers, can see where they can expect higher network speeds when booking a hotel or important business meeting. A family road trip becomes more streamlined when parents know when they need to download a movie before driving into a lower-speed coverage area.
Trusted as an unbiased source for industry decision makers and housing the largest, most comprehensive and current mobile coverage database in the world, Mosaik Solutions' data is the global standard for network coverage information. The company has a history of supporting the network marketing efforts of many of the largest operators, retailers and MVNOs, which rely on Mosaik Solutions for its unmatched network intelligence, geospatial and tailored software services.
The CellMaps Mobile Coverage app is an extension of Mosaik Solutions' CellMaps desktop service, a customizable online mapping solution that provides interactive, global coverage maps on a website. In addition to the consumer app, Mosaik Solutions can also offer tailored, mobile versions of its CellMaps service to enterprise customers.
CellMaps Mobile Coverage for Android is available now for free on Google Play. Premium features are available through an in-app upgrade for a $1.99 annual subscription. An application to support iOS devices is slated for release in the coming months.
Mosaik Solutions will be demonstrating its CellMaps Mobile Coverage app at CTIA 2013, booth 3248. For more information on Mosaik Solutions visitwww.mosaik.com.