[Q][App Request] cell network ownage info
Hope someone can help with this request/question
I'm currently on a PAYG network in the UK (ASDA) but this company is a 'virtual' network using one of the bigger network companies (currently they are using the Vodaphone network)..quite soon they are moving to EE (Orange/T-Mobile) network which would NORMALLY not be a problem except.....
I work in a factory & mobile signals in plant is rather 'sketchy' the best of times... the Vodaphone network seems to have the best signal there & this is why I chose a provider that uses this network. When they (ASDA) move to EE I'm worried that I will start losing signal strength etc & so I'll may be forced to find another provider
Now onto my question/request..
I was thinking that IF I could scan the area I work (i.e the factory) & find what cell towers are around, & what strength they are THEN find out WHO those cells belong to (as in - whether it's O2/EE/Vodaphone that owns them) I should have a good idea If the EE network will still work in plant & I won't have to start looking for another provider..
...If they aren't any good - I could find out which company DOES have the best signal in plant & then have to move to that provider instead
I know I could just use my phones 'network scan' to see who's 'around' but this doesn't show how strong their signal is
I could also go out & get a free PAYG sim from each company & put it in my phone & see which give the best reception
and I know there are apps that will show 'Cell Info' (some show quite detailed info that completely 'gobble-gook' to me ) but none that I've found tells me WHO the cell belongs to
So - Is there such an App (preferably free) that anyone can suggest that will allow me to.....
> Scan the available cells in my area
> Find out their signal strength
> and MOST IMPORTANTLY which network company (O2/Vodaphone/EE etc) OWNS that cell
It also has to be 'simple' to understand.. all I want is an app that shows how many cells in the area, how strong the signal is for each cell & a name of the company that the cell belongs to
Many thanks in advance