One of our tipsters pointed out a really slick free app for BlackBerry smartphones called MyMobileCoverage. The app lets you create your own personalized coverage map so you can visualize your dropped calls, data speeds, voice quality, and other metrics from the app. It has some pretty slick features though it is even useful just to get your CellID.
If you use the app you can:
- View the live status of the network signal strength
- Map and view the locations of dropped calls
- Map and view your actual 3G coverage and identify trouble spots
- Rate your voice quality
- Share statistics with your operator customer support
The app does run in the background to collect the information and displays it on your phone and on their website at http://mymobilecoverage.com. This is obviously not for the privacy conscious like me but the idea and implementation is actually pretty impressive and reviews on App World are positive.