Best Buy Mobile's My Mobile Map concept gathers true coverage maps?
This article contains unofficial information.
Data will be gathered from customers who are willing to have the application installed on their phones – from there it will send data about radio signal strength and internet connection bandwidth based on their exact location. With a good amount of information from various people using the application, Best Buy Mobile is hoping to offer their customers a better picture of network coverage across the board.
So what happens if you decide to become a guinea pig for this new concept? There might be some incentives in the form of Rewards Zone points or coupons which will allow you to buy even more gadgets from the big box retailer. So far it looks like everything is still in the early stages, and with enough data gathered, they may be able to visualize an accurate map for everyone. We're unsure as to how much battery drain this application will have on your phone, but we'd think it'll take a good amount of juice. So if you trust Best Buy enough with your phone purchases, then you may want to consider inquiring about this new concept that might provide you some additional perks. Let’s just hope it doesn’t tap into any other information on the handset that it doesn’t need to be poking around.
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1. SamTime posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44 0 0
Sign me up! Although I'm not sure how it'll work with the ifailz...
3. baldilocks posted on 18 Dec 2009, 22:50 0 0
Another loser who has nothing better to do that to put down the iPhone..........
5. remixfa posted on 19 Dec 2009, 10:45 0 0
uh baldilocks, since its multiple carriers, its going to be for more than just an iphone. and im sure its a background app. lol.
2. WnnaFghtAboutIt posted on 18 Dec 2009, 22:45 0 0
its a good idea....hopefully it can track the amount of bars for given areas as well
4. baldilocks posted on 18 Dec 2009, 22:50 0 0
Bars really don't mean anything. It's all about the dB.
6. xmguy1 posted on 19 Dec 2009, 13:47 0 0
I'd love to have an app like that on my Omnia (VZW)
7. Hollaback posted on 28 Apr 2010, 12:07 0 0
Check-out Root Wireless. Anyone with a GPS enabled Berry or Android can download their app for detailed personal coverage info on all major carrierswww.mytruecoverage.com. They also have a deal with cnet...windows mobile and iPhone versions coming soon.