Directly overlay and compare cellular carrier coverage maps! Perfect for travelers - research where you're covered across the USA!
** Follow our Facebook page to get update alerts: http://www.facebook.com/CoverageMapApp, or check our support page**
Coverage? focuses on helping mobile bandwidth junkies find cell signal as they roam. Save time looking up coverage on the carrier's websites, compare their claims head to head and better plan your travel routing to stay connected.
** The carrier's maps in your pocket: This app contains regional level maps based off of each major carrier's data map - as found on their website as of our last update. Quickly overlay the carriers you use to create your own personalized coverage map on your device.
** No internet needed: Our proprietary coverage maps are stored within the app on your device - no downloading needed! Quickly access where you're supposed to get a signal, even when you have none.
** Urban and rural areas: Maps are at a regional level, and cover the entire continental USA, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
** Carriers included: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile
** Know where to roam: view LTE, '4G' (HSPA+), 3G, 2G and roaming areas as inclusive overlays, focus on finding the coverage type you desire.
Check http://www.twostepsbeyond.com/apps/coverage for a quick video demo.
We created this app because we are full time 'technomads' ourselves who rely on mobile data to work remotely. Keeping this app updated is a priority for us, as we depend on it ourselves!
Q: Why aren't the maps more detailed or released more often?
A: Our map updates require a lot of meticulous labor intensive processing. There's just no practical way to issue a new update everytime a new tower is turned on. We monitor new coverage and try to find balance between effort & staying current. This generally means at least a couple updates a year.
Q: What makes 'Coverage?' unique?
A: There are great apps out there that collect user submitted signal reports - we recommend them and use them ourselves. However, those apps are only useful in markets with an active user base. We took a different approach with Coverage? - we needed a tool to at least give us an idea of where signal should be - urban, rural, and out in the boonies. Sure, carrier maps aren't a guarantee of where signal actually is, but it sure is helpful to know which direction to head when you need it!
Named 'Essential Tool' by Wired Magazine
** Winner - 'Most Useful App' - iOSDevCamp
"this app can be indispensable" - Lifehacker.com
The maps in 'Coverage?' are provided in partnership with Mosaik Solutions, and represent proprietary interpretations of the coverage reported by each carrier. You should not rely on the maps in Coverage to be perfectly precise or absolutely timely.
Ongoing map updates have been free - but to support the ongoing development costs, we now allow customers to subscribe to higher resolution maps that will be updated more frequently.
Coverage does not report or predict signal strength (there are great apps out there for that!). We can make no promises as to where you'll *actually* get signal.. there are too many variables - towers, device, terrain, weather, etc.
So… Got Coverage?
Additional information about The HD Maps Subscription:
This is an auto-renewable subscription, with a duration of one year.
The subscription fee will be charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew each year unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.
Current subscriptions may not be canceled during the active subscription period; however, you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
Also: Fixed some underlying issues to ensure the correct display of the subscription expiration date for those that have subscribed to the HD maps upgrade.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great app I’ve used for years. I work for the cellular industry and am constantly surprised how accurate these maps are (knowing how the original source maps are created by the carrier).
The developer is regularly updating the app (thanks for X support!) and has not implemented ads or other user unfriendly things. The upgrade subscription is the only additional thing some people like me would want. I’m slowly starting to accept subscription models as developers need a consistent revenue to fund their operations.
Totally recommend for the curious and almost required for anyone in the cellular industry!
Fantastic and always updated!
This is the very definition of a 5 - star app. Useful and constantly updated every few months. I paid for this app years ago and it’s been updated regularly.
Update: It's great that the developers are continually updating this application, they implementing useful features and this app is definitely worth a good look.
Update: looks like the developers just updated the app to include AT&T 4G information. I'm hoping to see future updates with more detailed coverage and even more importantly, roaming coverage in Canada for Verizon & AT&T.
This application does what it says and does it competently. Updates like more detail, higher resolution maps and a search function would be very helpful.
Showing additional coverage in Canada for AT&T and Verizon would also be useful. Hoping to see more updates soon!
Hit or miss
The map data is very hit or miss. I’m smack-dab in the middle of an area that reports it should have strong coverage and I’m reporting “no service”. This is now the second time this has happened to me. Unfortunately for me, as I travel full-time, I’ve relied on this to make decisions of where to go and now I’m stuck trying to figure out if I “commute” to a place that actually has service so that I can work, or do I break my campground reservation and find another spot.
Often times the app is correct, but for the times it’s not, it really makes me question all of the data I’m seeing.
- Two Steps Beyond
- 57.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Two Steps Beyond LLC
- In-App Purchases
- HD Carrier Maps and Satellite Maps. $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.