You can help build a more accurate cellular coverage map by uploading speed tests to CoverageMap.com!
In addition to creating better coverage maps for everyone, uploading speed tests to CoverageMap.com gives you four key benefits:
Speed test apps are apps that test the speed and performance of your internet connection.
The speed test app we recommend is called SpeedSmart.
We recommend SpeedSmart because it’s completely free and available for both iPhone and Android. It has a great design, works on a network of hundreds of high-performance speed test servers for accurate results, and allows you to run as many tests as you want.
The second step is to run a speed test.
First, make sure your Wi-Fi is turned off so you’re using your cellular connection.
Then, open your speed test app of choice and run a test. The app will measure your cellular download speeds, upload speeds, ping, and jitter. We use all of these data points in our coverage map.
You can run as many tests as you’d like in as many locations as you like!
We add all speed tests to the map, so the more areas you test in the more accurate the map will become.
We add all speed tests to the map. The more areas you test in, the more spots will get filled in on the coverage map and the better picture we will have of a carrier’s coverage.
Be mindful that cellular speed tests consumes a lot of cellular data, especially if you have a fast connection.
You typically want a high data plan with 20GB, 30GB, or even unlimited data if you plan to run more than just one or two speed tests.
On the website or mobile application, create a free CoverageMap.com account.
We support both sign in with Apple and sign in with Google.
If you ever choose to no longer participate in this project in the future, you will always have the option to fully delete your account and all the speed tests you have uploaded.
Once your account is created, go back to the speed test app and tap the "Export Results" button.
This typically looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it.
The speed test app will generate a CSV file of all your speed tests. A share sheet should pop up, and you'll be able to share the CSV file directly to the Coverage Map app. Your speed tests will automatically be uploaded to your account and mapped in real-time! When you go back to the Coverage Map app, you will see your speed tests on the Speed Map.
Other methods of uploading your speed tests include:
We appreciate you taking the time to upload your speed test results, and for helping to build better, more accurate coverage maps for everyone!