T-Mobile towers does not list all of the cell sites T-Mobile operates, just the ones they own.
So im researching the towers in the area because i was planning on switching when the One S came out. The coverage on the site for my locations (around the 92555 area code) where i work seems very good, for 4g coverage too. Then i check their tower locations and of the 4 locations where i spend my time at work (the phone will be used for work alot too) 3 of them have one MAYBE two towers nearby...well not really nearby they are kind of far. Doesnt seem like it would provide for strong 4g.
What kind of signal strength could i expect with that? It doesnt make me very confident.
HTC One S. Yeah Buddy!
Kies is right. You can't go by that for coverage, at all. Where i live now, it only shows 3 towers, in the entire region. Not true at all. Best option is to use compass.t-mobile.com.
You can usually figure out where the towers appx are based on the map.
If everyone here contributed, then we would all have a very decent (and way more accurate) knowledge of cellphone coverage than we do now. I already contribute by mapping out parts of NYC, as others have done too.
Anyway, here is a map of your area. Note that the areas that are not covered still may have decent coverage, they just haven't been mapped yet.
or http://www.howardforums.com/attachme...6&d=1334700928 for better quality
Edit: After zooming in more, it looks like the red area (on your map) will very likely be 2G (EDGE) only, meaning way slower speeds than the 250kbps to 800kbps - that you're currently getting with VM.
Last edited by TheCellphoneGuy; 04-17-2012 at 05:34 PM.
Signal and speeds are not always related. I can easily download at 7Mb/s with zero bars yet with full signal outside town in 3g get 1Mb/s. HSPA+ doesn't have much speed drop off vs. distance.
The only problem with sensorly is that it's not updated regularly at all, which is not their fault but nature of the beast.