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    gr8signal - help to measure SA's mobile networks

    An independent, crowdsourced measure of South Africa’s mobile network coverage

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    Best line:

    "and MyBroadband, a company that specialises in awesome"

    10 points

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    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?
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    A great app, finally we can see what the real coverage is like.

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    Nice app, but what benefit does it have over something like opensignalmaps?

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    I like it, would be interesting to see what the networks will say about the constant red areas

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    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!
    The world would be better off if it were run by engineers.

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    I like the idea, but "gr8signal"? Really? Are we preteens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    I like the idea, but "gr8signal"? Really? Are we preteens?
    Even adults can be cool, man.

    Several professional companies are using Mxit language. One example being:

    http://www.integr8group.com/

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    Lekker app!

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    Quote Originally Posted by system32 View Post
    Not sure what happens if you don't have wifi to upload - enable Turbo Mode?
    You can enable uploading over 3G. Turbo mode just logs more often.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner View Post
    Even adults can be cool, man.

    Several professional companies are using Mxit language. One example being:

    http://www.integr8group.com/
    Also: the .com was available :P
    You can't stop the signal.

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    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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by system32 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    I like the idea, but "gr8signal"? Really? Are we preteens?
    Hi Pseudonym

    http://www.greatsignal.co.za/ Will also work. It was more to have something that would work for a .com as Jan mentioned. As were focusing on South Africa http://gr8signal.co.za is the one were focusing on.

    Though we wanted to cover all the common URLs that people type in.

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