Category Archives: OpenSignalMaps Website

Hide Yo Phones, Hide Yo Wives

On a sweltering spring day in southwest Dallas I was standing outside my car, parked on a flat and near-empty stretch of urban road. The sun was quickly drying the cars coming out of the car wash across the street … Continue reading

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We’ve enabled geo-location, give it a go!

We love San Francisco. It’s a great city and one that we’ve been dreaming of a lot recently, especially during these interminable days of the seemingly never-ending London winter. It’s for this reason that, every time up until now that … Continue reading

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(More) Translators Needed!

Just last week we were appealing for translators for the OpenSignal Android and (very soon) iPhone app. Now we are looking for help translating our website, so we can show off all the data you help us collect to as … Continue reading

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Introducing 3 new partners and an API

We started OpenSignal two years ago with the goal of bringing accuracy and transparency to mobile coverage maps. We’re excited to announce three fantastic new partners in O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Passion Capital and Qualcomm Ventures, who bring a fantastic combination of entrepreneurial know-how and industry … Continue reading

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New French Network – Free mobile Coverage Maps

We’ve been inundated with users in the last couple of weeks asking about coverage maps for the new French network “Free Mobile“, who will sell plans that start at €0 (for customers already subscribed to their broadband plans).  For others, … Continue reading

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OpenSignalMaps and BBC Data Survey

Welcome to any new visitors who’ve come via the BBC’s kind links to our study on UK 3G notspots – areas where 3G coverage is painfully limited. The maps we produced show clear regional differences in the concentration of such … Continue reading

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Ofcom: this website could help consumers get better signal

OK, so Ofcom – the UK’s equivalent of the FCC – didn’t mention us by name, but in their latest study they do show up some of the failings of the networks. More interestingly, the study notes that “third party … Continue reading

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Science for Citizens

By sharing your signal data with us through the app you’re helping build a global map of signal strength. Basically your phone is acting like a ‘signal meter’, it’s like you’re part of a massive science experiment to collect data … Continue reading

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San Francisco Network Speed Comparison Report – Verizon 4G takes crown

Over the course of a sunny day in April, the OpenSignalMaps team did over 550 speed tests across all the major cellular networks.  Each test measured the download speed, upload speed and the ping (a measure of network responsivity) of … Continue reading

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Monday @SXSW: A Busy Day at SXSW, Verizon Briefly Buckles.

Today was much busier here at the conference than yesterday, and the carriers’ connectivity reflects exactly that. At around 2pm, Verizon completely lost 3G connectivity in our location, taking almost 15 minutes to recover. During that period, their service dropped … Continue reading

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