Directly overlay and compare cellular carrier coverage maps! Perfect for travelers - research where you're covered across the USA!
** Follow our Facebook page to get update alerts: http://www.facebook.com/CoverageMapApp, or check our support page**
Coverage? focuses on helping mobile bandwidth junkies find cell signal as they roam. Save time looking up coverage on the carrier's websites, compare their claims head to head and better plan your travel routing to stay connected.
** The carrier's maps in your pocket: This app contains regional level maps based off of each major carrier's data map. Quickly overlay the carriers you use to create your own personalized coverage map on your device.
** No internet needed: Our proprietary coverage maps are stored within the app on your device - no downloading needed! Quickly access where you're supposed to get a signal, even when you have none.
** Urban and rural areas: Maps are at a regional level, and cover the entire continental USA, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
** Carriers included: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile.
** Know where to roam: view LTE, '4G', 3G, 2G and roaming included.
Check http://www.twostepsbeyond.com/apps/coverage for a quick video demo.
We created this app because we are full time 'technomads' ourselves who rely on mobile data to work remotely. Keeping this app updated is a priority for us, as we depend on it ourselves!
Q: What's the difference between Coverage? and Coverage? Lite?
A: Coverage? Lite allows users to view maps from a single carrier (after a trial period with all carriers), and can be unlocked to include all of the features of Coverage?
Q: Why aren't the maps more detailed or released more often?
A: Our map updates require a lot of meticulous labor intensive processing. There's just no practical way to issue a new update everytime a new tower is turned on. We monitor new coverage and try to find balance between effort & staying current.
Q: What makes 'Coverage?' unique?
A: There are great apps out there that collect user submitted signal reports - we recommend them and use them ourselves. However, those apps are only useful in markets with an active user base. We took a different approach with Coverage? - we needed a tool to at least give us an idea of where signal should be - urban, rural, and out in the boonies. Sure, carrier maps aren't a guarantee of where signal actually is, but it sure is helpful to know which direction to head when you need it!
Named 'Essential Tool' by Wired Magazine
** Winner - 'Most Useful App' - iOSDevCamp
"this app can be indispensable" - Lifehacker.com
The maps in 'Coverage?' are provided in partnership with Mosaik Solutions, and represent proprietary interpretations of the coverage reported by each carrier. You should not rely on the maps in Coverage to be perfectly precise or absolutely timely.
Ongoing map updates have been free - but to support the ongoing development costs, we now allow customers to subscribe to higher resolution maps that will be updated more frequently.
Coverage does not report or predict signal strength (there are great apps out there for that!). We can make no promises as to where you'll *actually* get signal
So… Got Coverage?
Additional information about The HD Maps Subscription:
This is an auto-renewable subscription, with a duration of one year.
The subscription fee will be charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase, and will automatically renew each year unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.
Current subscriptions may not be canceled during the active subscription period; however, you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
Maps updated to latest version!
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It really should include Canada and Mexico
How does it work?
I saw one review saying it worked well. I don't understand.😥 it's a great idea though. For that I'll give it a 4.
07-Sep-19 - Correction
Not clear in the product description is what the "trial period" is.
On a "splash screen," the first time you use "Coverage? Lite," you are told it's THREE USES.
For those three uses, you get the full "Coverage?" After that, the product description tells you that many (most?) of its features will "lock up."
Bottom line: Based upon your needs, it may be worth your while to go straight to the $2.99 version of "Coverage?" and skip "Coverage? Lite."
Good about this app is that the prices are clearly labeled: $2.99 for "Coverage?", and that's a one-time fee. They list $5.99 and $4.99 per year for the annual subscription. I suspect the $4.99 is the discount mentioned on the splash screen if you first pay $2.99 to "unlock" the app. Those with the annual subscription can expect to get updated maps more often (and in HD).
So, what you need to decide is, just how are you going to use "Coverage?"?
First, I would say that, as a one-time fee, the $2.99 is reasonable. The subscription fee is a more difficult thing to process.
It would come down to just how you plan to use this app.
For me, I use the app only when I'm thinking of shopping around for a new cell phone carrier. I might also check it when traveling, especially to places like Arizona, Nebraska, and Nevada, where some of the major carriers don't always have good coverage. It's a good "heads up."
I imagine that if I lived in an RV and traveled all the time, especially to highly rural areas of the west, the subscription service would be a better idea.
That's just my thought process. What is yours?
Corrections: I deleted much of my 02-Sep-19 review since it was based upon my bad memory. In particular, I thought I got "Coverage?" for free. The author states that "Coverage?" has never been free. If that's the case, then "Coverage? Lite" may be a good way to look at the "paid for" app.
I only upgraded from two to three stars, though, because I really don't like the concept of "crippleware," software that lets you use it a limited number of times before it "locks up" and isn't that useful anymore. And in this case, the stated "three uses" would seem to make the "Coverage? Lite" app shut down in a very short time; as I guessed above, maybe less than one day.
Developer Response ,
Actually, Coverage? (the $2.99) paid version was released first back in 2010 and has ALWAYS been a paid app - long before app upgrades and in app purchases were a thing.
Original Coverage? customers continued to get free updates for years - and continue to do so.
We released the HD Map edition about 2 years ago for those who desire higher resolution maps - and so we could create residual income from the app to continue to afford to even offer it. Remember, our intention with the app is for frequent travelers to help in their planning, which is who the subscription is aimed at.
We used to also have LTE Finder, which only showed the LTE coverage of the carriers - this was the free version that you might have downloaded way back then.. Well, times have changes and most carriers coverage maps are solidly LTE - so it wasn't all that different than the paid Coverage? version. So we needed to adjust the model. We renamed it Coverage? Lite - and you get to use the full app for free 3 times. Then you can pick a single carrier and continue using it for free. For those with one carrier - this is still quite useful.
- Two Steps Beyond
- 50.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Two Steps Beyond LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Full Carrier Maps $2.99
- HD Carrier Maps and Satellite. $5.99
- HD Carrier Maps and Satellite. $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.