gr8signal - help to measure SA's mobile networks

system32

Expert Member
#3
Great (gr8) idea and application.

An independent view of network coverage in SA.

Recommend all (Android) users install the app.
Not sure what happens if you don't have wifi to upload - enable Turbo Mode?
 

dawbomb

Well-Known Member
#8
It's going to be interesting to see how much of the country is going to be red when the map gets updated next - I imagine that the number of people with the app installed has more than doubled today :)

Prediction: what's shown on gr8signal is going to differ from the "official" operator-supplied signal maps quite substantially!
 
#13
Hi Calypso

For one the application is focused only on South Africa so hopefully we'll give a better view on whats going specifically for our country.

Also with registration you will be able to download the data you logged. That way you can also get more information from it. ( We should be enabling all the accounts at the latest by tomorrow hopefully latter today.)
 
#14
Great (gr8) idea and application.

An independent view of network coverage in SA.

Recommend all (Android) users install the app.
Not sure what happens if you don't have wifi to upload - enable Turbo Mode?
The application can upload over 3G if you choose to. By default it will only try over wifi though.
 

MKFrost

Expert Member
#16
According to Cell C coverage map I'm well into 3G coverage area. According to gr8signal and my phone best is Edge.

The gr8signal map is going to make for interesting viewing in weeks to come.
 

wez1007

Senior Member
#17
Installed the app and got a mate to do the same. we just took a walk around our local area one phone on mtn the other on vodacom. lets see what the logs say! will prolly jump in the car next weekend and take a drive around our town. try complete the map..

i think this is a brilliant idea. lets hope the cellular providers take a look at it!

one thing that needs to be improved: when there is no signal it doesn't report the cellular providers name. is it possible to allow selecting your provider each time the app starts?
 
#18
If anyone on the forum would like me to unlock their account now after registering (till we unlock it for everyone). Please just drop us an email at support@gr8signal.co.za and we'll get your account unlocked during the testing period.
 
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rorz0r

Executive Member
#20
They won't upload until that phone goes on WiFi or upload over 3g is enabled. There will be a notification showing a whole lot of pending signals to upload.
 
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