The Internet has become a true necessity in our lives. And it's not just about the internet, we are all looking for fast internet connections so that we can stay connected to the World Wide Web at all times. Finding an internet connection at home is easy but when you go outside, finding a safe WiFi connection can be a real problem. Most people opt to use their 3G connections in such scenarios, however, there is also the probability that 3G signals might not be strong in the area where you are going. To keep pace with all these scenarios, OpenSignal.com has an app called 3G WiFi Maps & Test. The app helps you find WiFi connections around you on Google Maps and can also let you know about 3G connectivity in any given area.
The app has a very clean interface and is full of interesting and useful features. As soon you would install the app, you would be directed to the homepage. The app's dashboard has a simple look and introduces to all the features that 3G WiFi map app has to offer. The top left of the app displays the strength of your mobile signal while it informs you about the strength of your WiFi or 3G signals on the top right of the screen. In the center of the screen is the signal detector which informs you of the direction you should be heading to get better mobile signals. The feature requires you to have 'Location' feature switched on. The bottom right of the screen displays the number of WiFi connections around you while the bottom left of the screen displays the number of Cell towers around you. At the very bottom of the screen, you can find the app's other features. The first one takes you to the speed test. The second one leads you to the Stats page. The last one takes you to the performance map where your 3G connections coverage is shown in the form of colors.
The app's best feature has to be the 3G WiFi Map. As soon as you tap on the bottom right of the screen, you will be led to a map of the WiFi hotspots in your area. This really helps when you are in an unknown area and need a WiFi connection really quickly. The app would help you find the place with a WiFi connection through this feature. Similarly, another great feature is the Cell Towers map. This is helpful if you want strong mobile signals to make an important call as you can find the place near a cell tower easily with the map feature. The performance map for your 2G/3G/4G connection is great too as you can educate yourself about the areas where your mobile internet connection would work well and where you won't be able to stay connected with the World Wide Web. The app also has a brilliant speed test feature which tests the speed of your internet connection and displays the actual download and upload speeds your internet is working at. This can help you see whether your internet provider's claims of high speeds are true or not and whether you should be exploring other options for your internet provider.
- Excellent design with a very simple learning curve
- Great 3G WiFi map
- Detailed Cell Tower Map
- Great performance analysis of your 3G/4G connection
- Accurate Speed Test
3G WiFi Maps & Test is a fine app which has bundles of great features on offer. 3G WiFi Maps & Test has all the features to help you optimize your mobile and WiFi connection's speed.