In the spirit of Yelp and Wikipedia, there is a “consumer generated coverage map” of outdoor and indoor cell phone reception problem locations for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and other small carriers. Though DeadCellZones.com has been working since 2001 to increase transparency regarding these “dead zones,” the data has been made available via Google Maps as of earlier this month.
This map is dedicated to identifying buildings, homes, parks, resorts, stadiums, hospitals and other public places where cellular phone calls are frequently dropped or where a cell phone signal is consistently unavailable. Their estimates indicate over 50% of US homes do not have seamless coverage and require in-building solutions to fix the problem.
HetNet Wireless is a leading provider of in-building coverage solutions for developers. As transparency increases, consumers become more aware of wireless coverage issues and have higher expectations of both building owners and wireless carriers. Connectivity is key in today’s world, and HetNet Wireless has the experience to provide seamless coverage solutions for developers, building owners, and ultimately, happy consumers.