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CarrierCompare - Compare Speed Across Networks

By Amos Epstein

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Description

Test your service and compare it to other networks with a single touch.

"The iPhone app your wireless carrier doesn't want you to see" - CNNMoney

"CarrierCompare…is on a mission to hold mobile-phone carriers accountable" - Portfolio.com

"I used this to compare service at both my office and home before signing a new contract. Ended up going with...the best service between the two locations and am very happy with the results." - Happy Customer

"Very cool and useful app. Was thinking of switching service now I am for sure!" - Happy Customer

"…provides a *huge* advantage to consumer decisions" - Happy Customer

"Do your fellow carrier sufferers a favor and run this app around where you live" - Happy Customer

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Thinking about switching carriers but not sure who's the best for you at home, in the office, and around town? Use CarrierCompare to make a decision based on real data. Just touch the start screen and the app analyzes your service and compares it to results from fellow CarrierCompare users on competing networks.

Share your results with friends on Facebook and Twitter - every person using CarrierCompare improves its accuracy!

CarrierCompare actually rates and ranks your service based on measurements that truly affect your experience.

What's New in Version 1.1.1

iPhone 5 Support!

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Customer Reviews

Very useful and the service is FREE.

I don't know what people are complaining about. This service is FREE and for me, it has been very useful. It clearly states when you are running the test that each one of these tests adds to the cumulative data and the resulting cumulative data is more accurate as more tests are run. It is no different than running an internet speed test! Of course you are going to get the CURRENT CONDITIONS. If you want more accuracy, run more tests! It is as simple as that. I do wish the dev would make this available for Windows phones as well. Thanks for a useful service!

Erroneous algorithm

It compares one sprint, one Verizon and one AT&T data point. Signals change from day to day, throughout the day and based on device. The app does not correct for those. It also does not correct for location differences. It also does not average multiple values, but uses a single data point for comparisons.

So the result could be as meaningless as someone with Verizon 200 yards away and 2 months ago on a busy day had low signal with an old crappy phone and another person with sprint two days ago and 10 yards away had great signal with a recent model
phone in the middle of the night. It is meaningless data without the context being factored in.

Ads have gotten too intrusive and annoying

I always liked this app, and I don't mind ads at all, but - in addition to the usual ads, now I also get annoying, loud, blaring pop up video ads. I find them quite jarring and so annoying that I uninstalled this app.

CarrierCompare - Compare Speed Across Networks
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 3.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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