When you are experiencing cell coverage issues at home or your office you need to have some accurate data about your coverage, both inside, and out of your building or home. During Covid, we developed this set of documents at the request of some customer contacts to assist people in doing their own initial testing at home or in the office.
Knowing that most people are not RF engineers or cell technicians and we use specialized test equipment costing many thousands of dollars, we developed this set of user-friendly instructions to make it easy for you to test your cellular coverage using just your iPhone or Android device.
Use our editable PDF page to record your test data and then perform a quick evaluation of your coverage. You can also print the page out and record it manually. If you have several people on different carriers, you can get them each to complete a test for you. We can help you compare which provider(s) gives you the best coverage at home or at work and how to remedy poor service.
Download your PDF for testing with an Android device.
Download your PDF for testing with an iPhone device.
Notes: This can be different for each provider in your area based on which towers a provider is using in relation to your physical location. Phone versions can affect the data too. If you have an old phone that doesn’t support the newer frequency bands, your phone will only see older services which maybe turned off as newer services are enabled. If you have a old phone that only supports these old services, it may stop working completely. If so, it’s time to upgrade your device and your service provider will be glad to assist you.
An example here in the Baltimore/Washington area is the old 850MHz “Cell” band was turned off for a while as providers were removing their old CDMA services and updating this band to a new LTE service. Across the nation these old services are being taken out and replaced with these new LTE services. The same thing is occurring for the old GSM standard for voice calling on several carriers. That’s moving to LTE too.