At Wilson Amplifiers, we're often asked about coverage maps from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and other carriers on a daily basis. While all the major carriers like to show fancy colored maps illustrating their general coverage area across the US, when it comes to your specific cell tower location, you're on your own.
Mobile networks have become the backbone of telecommunications in recent years, with the widespread adoption of cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The technologies that power the networks continue to evolve and advance along with the equipment consumers use to connect with them. Mobile networks are also known as cellular networks.
Connecticut residents are objecting to construction of new cellular phone towers in residential areas; there are already at least 500 radio and telecommunications towers in state, most in commercial areas, but federal law does not prohibit them in residential neighborhoods; photos (M)
If a Wi-Fi network is unavailable, you can use a cellular data network to connect to the Internet on your iPhone and iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular). Select your carrier network technology below to learn more about the cellular data network capabilities and features, including: Network types Status bar icons Whether simultaneous voice and data are supported on iPhone GSM networks support simultaneous voice and data on iPhone when using a UMTS connection.
Two basic technologies in mobile phones, CDMA and GSM represent a gap you can't cross. They're the reason you can't use many AT&T phones on Verizon's network and vice versa. But what does CDMA vs. GSM really mean for you?
Editor's Note: Following is the listing of the top 10 tower companies in the United States, along with a list of "honorable mentions" of companies that more than likely fall in the top 20 tower companies.