We created Coverage? to help RVers, cruisers and travelers better plan their routes and stops to be within cellular coverage.
Coverage? is brought to you by the hosts of the Mobile Internet Resource Center.
What is Coverage?
The carrier’s coverage maps in your pocket!
The app directly overlays and compares cellular carrier data coverage maps from the major US and Canadian carriers.
It allows you to create your own personal coverage map for the carriers and signal type that matter to you.
Perfect for travelers - research where you’re covered across the USA and Canada.
Coverage focuses on helping mobile bandwidth junkies find cell signal as they roam. Save time looking up coverage on the carrier’s website, compare their claims and better plan travel routing based on where you’ll be able to keep connected.
Use Coverage to determine which direction is best to head towards when you need to get online, or which route is likely to keep you the most connected in your travels.
Plan lunch stops, overnight stops and prepare for high-tech camping!
- Easily know before you go: Avoid having to check each provider's coverage map individually to know where you're most likely to keep connected.
- No internet needed: All maps are stored locally, so you can see where coverage next is most likely even when you have none.
Urban and rural areas: Maps are at a regional level, and cover the entire continental USA, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Carriers included: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular.
Canadian Carriers: Bell, Telus, Rogers (optional one-time in-app unlock)
- Know where to roam: view 5G NW, 5G mid-band, mmW, LTE, and roaming areas as separate overlays, focus on the coverage type you need.
- Unlocked Paid Version includes free standard resolution map updates.
- In App annual subscription includes quarterly HD Map updates with 4x the resolution, mmW city indicators, plus use of satellite imagery in the background.
- Integrated SpeedTest® by Ookla® - record performance of your connection in-app, allowing you to reference back in planning your travels to return to a location, or updating campground & marina reviews.
The carrier’s maps in your pocket!
Video Demo of Coverage
Try Before You Buy
- Coverage? for Android starts out as a free trial of the standard app functionality for a few sessions, with in app options to purchase the full app or HD Map subscription.
- Coverage? for iOS was originally launched long before in-app purchases, to preserve the user base it starts out as a paid app, with in-app options to upgrade to the HD Map subscription.
- Coverage? Lite is available as a free iOS trial of Coverage? - it allows you to use the full app with standard definition overlayable maps for a few sessions to check it out, before forcing you to pick a single carrier to continue for free. Or, you can upgrade to the full versions in-app.
Reviews & Endorsements
We launched Coverage? in 2010 after developing the mock-up over a weekend at iOSDevCamp.
The mock-up was the winner of the 'Most Useful Award' of the event.
We have kept it maintained since, as it's a critical tool in our own full time nomadic journey.
We're proud to have picked up some awesome endorsements!
I just found the new best coverage maps for Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. It’s an app called Coverage? and it was developed by Chris and Cherie from MIRC. The latest update adds dedicated maps to Nationwide 5G and Mid-band 5G coverage! So awesome!
"Since campground Wi-Fi isn’t always reliable, the Coverage? app makes it easy to find cell service to aid with travel planning and working remotely."
Escapees RV Club
"Every RVer can utilize this app, but it is a lifesaver for those who heavily rely on good internet signal for work. This is especially great for those who use multiple carriers because you don’t have to flip back and forth between sites."
“If you're a frequent traveler or you move around a lot, this app can be indispensable for leading you to the next well-covered area.”
Boy Genius Report
“The function of this great little app is quite simple: it allows users to quickly and easily view coverage maps for each of the four major U.S. carriers”
“Coverage? is a really useful app. It will be used on every trip I take.”
“Pretty simple, but also rather handy.”