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3 Ways to Measure 4G, 3G Signal Strength in Your Area

Everyone these days is using 3G or 4G on their smartphones but have you ever wondered what is the signal strength in your area? A lot of people outside India actually take the signal strength of their service provider seriously when buying a new house or moving into some other place. It is still yet to be made popular in India, but with these 3 Android apps, you can check the signal strength in your area, along with the location of the cell towers nearby on a map.

Check 3G 4G Signal Strength on your Phone

Network Signal Info (Google Play Link)

Network Signal Info

Network Signal Info is an Android application that allows you to check for the signal strength of your cellular network, WiFi, and even pinpoint the location of your cell tower, from which your phone is receiving its signal.  It helps you to find out spots inside your house where you get the best mobile network, so you can put a couch there and just surf the internet on 3G/4G. This is one of the most popular apps to view such information on your phone, especially Android.

Open Signal (Google Play Link)

Open Signal

The Open Signal app works in a similar way to the Network Signal Info on your Android smartphone. It displays the network strength, and the data speed that you’re getting on your phone with this connection. It also shows a list of nearby cell towers for your service provider and lists them on a map, pointing out your location. It looks like the one in the screenshot above. This app also provides certain other features that allow you to test the latency between your phone and the cell tower and also provides the same for your WiFi network.

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Network Signal Strength (Google Play Link)

Network Signal Strength

The Network Signal Strength is an app that shows the strength of your signal in a gauge form, with a needle pointing towards the strength of your current connection. It also allows you to speed test the data connection and also test your device for other information that you can view in the test section of the device. This app does not support the location of nearby cell towers, but other than that, this is a pretty good app to test other things.


It may not matter that much to you if you are getting a good signal at your house right now, but in the future, when everything is literally on the cloud, you’ll really feel the need to check for signal strength in your area and find your sweet spot to work. Do let me know in the comments section below which of these apps you chose to go with and why.


Aneesh Bhatnagar

Aneesh Bhatnagar is a freelance web developer, who specializes in front-end website development with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. He is also an Android enthusiast, and a budding Android Application developer.