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Signal Map

Friday, September 28th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

Signal Map

Have you ever had a cell phone that was a pain to get a signal for? Or, does your signal go out in the same place all the time? If so, you are not alone! For the life of me, I cannot get a signal on my cell phone just over the Ohio/Michigan border, which is where we go all the time to visit my roommate’s dad. Even though it’s supposed to be in my covered area, it never works!

Well, I may have something that will help you (and me!) with that today. By using this map and other users’ input, you can figure out what provider has the strongest signal in your area. To get started, type in your address or zip code and choose your carrier. Then press the Find Signal button. You’ll then be whisked away to a map that has bullets on it of where a signal lies. Each bullet will show how many bars the user had at that location.

Now that you’ve been whisked away to the map, if you just choose your provider, you will only see one color of bullets on the map. If you select any or click the All tab near the top of the map, you will see all the signals submitted in that location. If you see a bullet that is a skull, that means there is a dead zone in that particular area. If you double click the bullet, you will get the information the user submitted about that spot.

You can also use the arrows in the top left corner of the map to zoom in and out and move the map around. Or, you can go over the top right corner of the map and change the view of it. Your options are: Map, Satellite or Hybrid.

You can also add your signal to help create a map of signal strength and usage in your area. It’s really easy to do. Just type in your address or zip code and press the Add Signal button. Then pick up the red marker and drop it closest to where you live on the map. That will then pop up a form for you to fill out where you choose your carrier, whether you’re indoors, your signal strength and what type of phone you have. See, that wasn’t hard. Give it a try today and say bye-bye to bad signals!

~ Amanda

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