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    How to find the Nearest Cell Tower to my Place

    Hi Experts,
    How to find the nearest Cell Tower to my place.
    I see that the Mobile Service Providers, hide their cell towers locations, from the regular public.
    Is there any Website or a App or a place where I can find the Nearest Cell Tower Location.


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    It's not a perfect solution but it's a great resource to start with - www.antennasearch.com - keep in mind that you may see other names for VZW in the results, i.e., GTE as the "owner" of a tower or antenna array. That's where I start.

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    Re: How to find the Nearest Cell Tower to my Place

    Quote Originally Posted by qzmpal View Post
    Hi Experts,
    How to find the nearest Cell Tower to my place.
    I see that the Mobile Service Providers, hide their cell towers locations, from the regular public.
    Is there any Website or a App or a place where I can find the Nearest Cell Tower Location.


    Thanks,
    A J.
    Try opensignal app or antennas both are android, may be available in ios.

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    I use OpenSignal and it doesn't show tower locations.

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    Re: How to find the Nearest Cell Tower to my Place

    If you have location turned off it will show the tower you are connected to as your location.

    Antenna will show the tower location if you have your phone forced to 2g.

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    If I have Verizon Location Services turned on, I get my approximate location. If I turn on GPS, I get exact location. I never get tower locations. I don't think they have ever showed Verizon tower locations.

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    Re: How to find the Nearest Cell Tower to my Place

    What I'm saying is if no location services are on and you are looking at maps in the app, the location it shows is the tower that you are connected to. This is also while force to 1x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmk76 View Post
    What I'm saying is if no location services are on and you are looking at maps in the app, the location it shows is the tower that you are connected to. This is also while force to 1x.

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    I don't want to hijack the thread and get in a pissing match. However, I don't think OpenSignal will show Verizon towers. I've used this app for over a year. It used to show an aggregate of devices connected to the tower, but never has showed tower location. I sent an email to the app developer and they answered confirming that Verizon towers aren't shown on their app.

    Are you using Verizon? Isn't your phone a gsm?

    I don't know of any way to force my phone to only use 1X. I'm running ICS 4.0.3

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    How to find the Nearest Cell Tower to my Place

    I'm using Page Plus and no pissing match here. How about we agree to disagree. To force 1x I enter *#*#4636#*#* on my dialer and chose CDMA only and then my data indicator switches to 1x instead of 3G.

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    Re: How to find the Nearest Cell Tower to my Place

    Try netmonitor. Works great for me. Even shows lte on AT&T. Never used it on Verizon, but I know it works really well on Sprint and T-Mobile. Opensignal is hit or miss. Doesn't work with lte.

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