Google Maps still way ahead of Apple Maps in details and coverage, study finds

Google’s Maps app and the data behind it have a head start of six years before Apple Maps, and, although Apple’s mapping data is improving compared to the early days of its launch, it is still behind Google Maps, an in-depth study by cartographer Justin O’Beirne found. The difference is most pronounced in the level of details that Google shows, down to buildings’ HVAC vents, but also the coverage of remote areas. 

Google uses satellite imagery and its own cars are constantly scouting the the world’s routes for updating Street View, while Apple likely relies …


Who's got the best highway coverage? Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint's networks put to the test

Just in time for the Great Thanksgiving Exodus, a unique testing procedure was set out to measure the network coverage and performance of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint over vast swaths of the nation’s acclaimed highway system. How vast? Well, how about driving 52,000 miles in all states, and conducting 703,000 voice and data tests between March and July 2017? The tests were standardized by using state-of-the-art Rohde & Schwarz Diversity Benchmarker II gear with Samsung Galaxy phones, as these are currently at the forefront of modern network connectivity …

Speed, coverage, or price – what do you look for most when choosing a carrier? (results)

We asked you last week what is the most important feature for you in a carrier network – speed, coverage and reliability, or pricing – and the preferred extra was overwhelmingly the breadth and strength of coverage. We deliberately excluded the “all of the above” option, so pricing turned out to be the second most important argument for choosing this and that network, while less than 10% of our respondents cited top speed as top preference when shopping around for a carrier.

Until recently, it seemed that you can’t have your cake, and eat it too, as a vast and speedy network …

Speed, coverage, or price – what do you look for most when choosing a carrier?

According to the latest survey by research shop Jefferies, the number one priority for carrier subs is network performance and reliability (46%), followed by monthly costs (30%), while unlimited data plan was cited as most important by only 8% of those surveyed, and those were skewed heavily towards the Sprint camp. 

Until recently, it seemed that you can’t have your cake, and eat it too, as a vast and speedy network requires significant capital outlays that have to be recouped with higher prices. Now that the bulk of 4G LTE investment has been done by carriers, and all …

Best US carrier? This Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint coverage maps GIF tells all

The second we read that Verizon has earned third place in average LTE network speeds according to Ookla’s crowd-sourced measurements, we knew what was coming from T-Mobile, and, soon enough, its CTO Neville Ray took to a blog post to comment condescendingly on the matter. After all, it topped the average speeds for a 14th quarter in a row, while Verizon slipped to a third place. T-Mobile’s CTO didn’t hold back, explaining how Verizon and AT&T networks “caved” under the unlimited pressure:

The real news is how dramatically both AT&T and Verizon’s …

Sprint may ‘dramatically boost’ LTE Plus capacity and coverage in the US

LTE Plus speeds on Sprint may not be too far from a sizeable buff up, as the company recently field-tested a new technology in the city of Suwon, South Korea, in a joint effort with Samsung. The Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) tech, which was the subject matter of the test, has potential to bring Sprint customers in the US better coverage and mobile Internet capabilities.

Massive MIMO is used in a variety of communication technologies, from Wi-Fi to 4G bands, and vastly increases the capacity of a wireless connection. In a wireless network, data is exchanged …

U.S. LTE coverage is top-tier but speeds are lacking, according to OpenSignal's latest report

Wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its biannual “The State of LTE” report today, which highlights some of the interesting trends when it comes to worldwide 4G coverage.

South Korea is, unsurprisingly, the country with the best quality LTE connectivity in the world, but its competition is catching up fast as well. The United States, for example, has the fourth-best nationwide coverage (measured not geographically, but rather based on what percentage of the time a user is connected to LTE). This is thanks to a push from carriers …

T-Mobile's interactive LTE coverage map shows how it wants to compare with Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint by late 2017

If you check out the definitions of “fun” in the dictionary, checking LTE coverage maps on the Internet would definitely not be up there. Yet, it’s always fun to see how the US’ big four mobile carriers stack up against one another in terms of LTE coverage. Either that or we are just weird for having fun with maps and whatnot.
Anyway, T-Mobile recently released an interactive map that lets consumers do just that, i.e. see how Team Magenta stacks up against Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in an improvised coverage test. As you might imagine, that’s a pretty neat …

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Transferable iPhone 4 Insurance coverage

Technology changes constantly. You might have just bought the best iPhone of the time just to realize that a few months later; a new model has been released. If you have insurance and upgrade to a newer model, you probably want your iPhone Insurance coverage to easily transfer over to the new model. GoCare iPhone Insurance does transfer and is made easy. You can now have the insurance for iphone 4 transferred to a new iPhone of your choice so that you do not over look its need for having full protection.

The transfer of iPhone Insurance plans from GoTronics come absolutely free. You can have your iPhone 4 Insurance coverage upgraded to the iPhone of your choice should you decide on having a new better phone. If you have been having doubts about buying an iPhone 4 because of the extra iPhone 4 Insurance costs that you may incur in the process, it is time you realize that now it can be transferred from your other iPhone to give the iPhone 4 that you have just bought an iPhone 4 Insurance cover that it deserves. The transferred iPhone 4 Insurance coverage will still be able to offer you all the initial benefits which your other iPhone had.

The iPhone 4 Insurance from GoTronics gives you many benefits that you should always know about. GoTronics guarantees that claim will be handled in the most efficient process possible. Some of the iPhone 4 Insurance benefits that you may be able to get from GoCare iPhone 4 Insurance Company are such as having coverage for theft, accidental breakages, water damage and broken charge ports. You may be able to have all your data recovered.

GoTronics is a very reliable iPhone Insurance company. Services on your phone are done on the same day after which you can have it returned to you. Once you submit an online iPhone 4 Insurance claim, you can relax knowing that our staff will handle your case as fast as possible. You can always make inquiries with any Insurance company to know if they would be able to offer you with a chance for iPhone 4 Insurance transfers in the future. GoCare also offers you a two year guaranteed iPhone 4 Insurance coverage with all benefits. All this is done at regular and affordable prices for your iPhone 4 so don’t miss on the chance of getting full protection.

Upgrading from one iPhone 4 Insurance model to another can be very expensive if proper care is not taken. You can however get your iPhone 4 Insurance cover transferred to another better phone or transferred from a different one. This is only available at GoTronics.com and it is absolutely free.

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