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    How to check which tower my phone is connected to?

    I know there's a number and symbol sequence you enter in the dialer to see which tower you're connected to, signal strength, etc.

    What is it?


    I tried the Open Signal app. which shows like a dozen towers within a half mile radius of my location.

    Of course that's ridiculous.

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    CellMapper seems to do a pretty good job.
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    I second what the good DR said.

    I've been using it a lot over the past week.

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    How to check which tower my phone is connected to?

    Odd how this showed up in my news feed just now.

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    Netmonitor is also pretty good. In the play store.

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    Depending on what carrier you are looking for, and how many people use that specific crowd source app. Typically TMobile and AT&T have Cellmapper updated pretty frequently.

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    These are good suggestions but I'm not just looking for a tower map but a mode that tells you which tower you're connected to and actual real time readings.

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    LTE discovery gives some pretty good info on realtime info. CellMapper actually shows which tower on the map that you are connected to in realtime.

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    Here's a couple examples. 1 in Telluride. 2 in woodland Hills forced band 71Name:  Capture%2B_2019-08-07-20-42-47.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
    LTE discovery gives some pretty good info on realtime info. CellMapper actually shows which tower on the map that you are connected to in realtime.

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    I try to let CellMapper run whenever I can up here, I was with Verizon, but switched to AT&T in July. Up here, it's site locations on the map can be off, though, sometimes by quite a bit, a few sites only have 2 sectors (ie. pointing up and down a road), or getting a full, 360 degree view of a site is next to impossible to impossible, if I know their locations, I try to move the sites to the right place on the map, you do need a CellMapper membership (free) to do that, though. I regularly go throughout Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties, with visits to other areas on occasion.

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    Triangulation with 2 panels will give you a site that can be far off the mark... It can even be on the wrong side of the highway, or far deep off the highway vs. A few feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formercanuck View Post
    Triangulation with 2 panels will give you a site that can be far off the mark... It can even be on the wrong side of the highway, or far deep off the highway vs. A few feet.

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    Yep, it's just part of living up here I guess hehe A lot of the sites up here are on hill or mountain tops, but it'll often show them right next to the road, ie.US 101. I did some site moving tonight, a few between Cloverdale and Willits.

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    Put your zip code or address and it will tell you cell tower locations. While easy and fairly transparent, there's no way to verify if it's 100% accurate.Cell providers are constantly adding and subtracting service on cell sites on a daily basis, so the information may be dated. However, it is a good start and when paired with the other techniques we'll mention later, it'll give you everything you need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MVNOConsulting View Post
    Put your zip code or address and it will tell you cell tower locations. While easy and fairly transparent, there's no way to verify if it's 100% accurate.Cell providers are constantly adding and subtracting service on cell sites on a daily basis, so the information may be dated. However, it is a good start and when paired with the other techniques we'll mention later, it'll give you everything you need to know.
    Put it in an app? Website?

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