When you are trying to find cell coverage it's less about the kind of handset (Android, iPhone
, HTC, etc) (if it's a handset less than a year old...) and much more important to look at your cell phone service
providers area map - it you use ATT you need to look at ATT coverage map, if it's Verizon or others you need to check their coverage claims.
An example of this is my phone
is an ATT phone
, on the anchor
'at home' (Outside Avalon
on Catalina Island
, So Cal) my phone is useless. Absolutely no signal. I can send txt and emails if I write and 'send' and then hoist the cell to th e masthead until it cycles through a send/receive cycle (about 20 minutes for an iphone). My neighbor in that same anchorage has 4GS and can watch movies 24/7, his coverage is Verizon.
1/4 mi away in Avalon
harbor I have 3gs and he still has 4gs. Unfortunately if you check ATT coverage maps it shows 'coverage' in both areas though they don't claim 3GS in the anchorage, they do claim phone service
(which as I said doesn't reflect the reality.)
Some cell towers are shared by the cell companys, others are exclusive (the Verizon anchorage coverage mentioned.)
It would be interesting to have others send in their lat/long along with cell coverage and provider to start building a 'real-world' map... not that I'm volunteering...
Repost with your provider so someone who has experience relevant to yours can respond...