As many of you will know, a few months ago we ran a survey to determine the best new design for our coverage maps. We were looking to improve the colour scheme, the granularity, and the colour of areas where we have no data. We had a lot of great feedback – thanks! – and putting it all together, we’ve come up with a brand new design. Now here’s your chance to comment on it. The new maps are in public beta for the next two weeks, and after your input we’ll decide if tweaks are needed and when to make these new maps official.
So how do you find them? The new maps are accessible via the legend on the current coverage maps. The new maps are fully functional, just redesigned, versions of the current maps, so you can search for specific locations, compare networks, and view coverage specifically for 2G, 3G, or 4G service.
Also, the coverage maps have been updated with data contributed until the 1st of December, so if you’ve been contributing data recently you should see it on the map now (this will be live on the new maps tomorrow).
If you want to know more about the changes and the reasons for making them, please read the specific FAQ page for the new maps.
Finally, the most important part is your feedback – please let us know whether these maps are clearer, easier to use, and are just better on the whole than the old coverage maps. Or not, as the case may be. For starters, you can vote on which map you like better in our 10-second survey. You can leave comments below or in our Forum, or you can contact us directly and we’ll answer any questions that you have.
Thanks again for your help in choosing and evaluating our new maps! See them now!