OpenSignal - Speed Test & 3G/4G/Wifi Coverage maps
By OpenSignal, Inc
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OpenSignal is the ultimate signal toolkit that shows you how to get a better network connection instantly, find nearby free Wifi hotspots worldwide, view signal maps so that you can compare performance of networks in your area and test the speed of your mobile or Wifi connection.
Unlike other apps, which look for maximum possible speed through optimised testing, OpenSignal informs you about your true speed - what you are likely to experience when normally using your phone. Anyone using the app contributes data, informing others about real-world, not estimated, mobile performance (and we'll never ask you for personal information, just your signal strength stats).
With OpenSignal you can map cellular coverage, find Wi-Fi hotspots, test and improve your reception & get faster data.
- Signal compass points you in the direction your signal is coming from
- Speed test for download, upload and latency
- Map of cell towers and Wifi hotspots
- Coverage maps allow you see the best/worst places for 2G, 3G and 4G
- Free and ad-free
Based on our community-generated data we are able to help keep you better connected by giving you a practical solution to the problems of slow mobile internet. Simply follow our signal compass to walk towards better phone signal or see our in-app coverage maps to work out which carrier is best for where you are, useful if you're thinking about switching networks. Our wifi maps help you find local public-access wireless networks (Wifi hotspots).
Maps are not updated in real-time. Don’t worry though, we log the information you share with us to improve our coverage maps and performance information. We’re working hard to make sure the data you contribute to the project is available to everyone as quickly as possible.
- Not all towers and wireless hotspots are in our database - we’re working on it!
- Moving in the direction of your cell tower (the signal compass) will not always improve reception due to interference effects/local geography
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
If you read to here (!) you should really join the OpenSignal beta to help us improve the app, just email email@example.com if you're interested.
What's New in Version 4.0.5
Updated speed test - know how fast your data is.
I'm amazed by how AWESOME this app has become!
I'm a technology guy. Specifically, I know the ins and outs about phones and the network they use. I'm a constant cellular network user and like to know which network is the best for where I am or where I'm going. This app is VERY useful and works great! It allows me to do tons of network testing and research. Big fan! Much improved since I last used it. :)
Color blindness is a problem for this app
When viewing the coverage map, you're presented with mixed hues of red and green. For those of us that are colorblind, this is an issue. Please add an option for colorblind folks like me or alter the color palette altogether.
Only shows Verizon. Won't upload my own T-Mobile data.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jan 03, 2017
- Version: 4.0.5
- Size: 17.4 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
- Seller: OpenSignal Inc.
- © 2014 OpenSignal, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.