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USA Cellular data “download rate” maps and nPerf application


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I stumbled across this map page, it is most interesting. Normal coverage maps show where you can at the very least make a call, or send a basic text. These maps show actual download rates, which is what is useful for effective online use.

Verizon:

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AT&T:

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I have Verizon, no wonder I can’t get connected in those nearby dead zones in Montana and Wyoming…. The only thing I envy about those of you living in the East is your access to data. 😁

AT&T Mobility 3G / 4G / 5G coverage map, United States

OTH, this is application USER GENERATED data, so places with lots of users, like big cities, will naturally have LOTS more data points.

“Where does the data come from?

The data is collected from tests carried out by users of the nPerf app. These are tests conducted in real conditions, directly in the field. If you'd like to get involved too, all you have to do is download the nPerf app onto your smartphone. The more data there is, the more comprehensive the maps will be! All test results are displayed on the maps. Filtering rules are applied before performance calculation for publications.”

John Davies

Spokane WA

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I downloaded the app, it is much more informative than your basic “speed test” app. Here are some screen shots, first on my iPad Mini 4 with my home wifi (usually the max speed is close to 200 mbps).

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It tests BROWSING speed using five popular websites:

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And video speed at different quality levels:

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And it gives you a final results page and score:

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And here is my cellular, which is 2 bars LTE, and reaaaaaaly slow.

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It could not even begin the video test and created an error message.

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You can register, so your data gets uploaded and added to the main website database, and you can access the download coverage maps from within the app. I think this is very cool.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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1 hour ago, John E Davies said:

The only thing I envy about those of you living in the East is your access to data. 😁

AND - the East is where the Oliver is made.😁

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