Find Your Nearest Cell Tower in Five Minutes or Less: 2022 Edition (2022)

Where is My Closest 4G or 5G Cell Phone Tower Located?

At Wilson Amplifiers, we're asked about AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and other carrier cell tower maps daily by people trying to improve their poor cell signal or set up a cell phone signal booster.

Cellular providers don’t make this task easy. They only provide coverage maps, not cell tower maps, so it can be frustrating.

While it helps to understand the difference between 4G, LTE, and 5G, this article will show you the top 6 tools that'll help you find a 4G/5G cell tower near you. We’ve tested a bunch of methods, and these are the ones we believe work best. They can all be used to find Verizon towers, AT&T towers, T-Mobile towers, and more.

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1) Start with Your Carrier’s 4G/5G Coverage Map

While carrier coverage maps don’t display cell tower locations, they’re still worth mentioning. If you know your carrier covers your area, skip to the next section.

Many people assume having a nationwide carrier also means nationwide service. But, there are many pockets around the United States that aren't served by certain service providers. The 5G rollout has amplified this problem. Now, with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile shutting down their 3G mobile networks… It's best to do your homework and confirm your current location is covered by your carrier.

All carriers have interactive 5G and 4G coverage maps. Simply put in your address or zip code and see what networks are available near you.

AT&T's 5G and 4G Coverage Map Verizon's 5G and 4G Coverage Map T-Mobile's 5G and 4G Coverage Map US Cellular’s 5G and 4G Coverage Map

If you’re subscribed to a carrier that’s not listed above, their coverage map should be available on their website.

These sites show an amorphous blob of various colors showing where coverage is supposed to be available. While you might find yourself covered, these maps are designed for marketing. They don’t display coverage strength. Hence spotty cell signal, and why finding your cell tower can be important.

2) Try a Cell Tower Map Website

Cell tower maps make finding your closest 4G and 5G cell towers easy. By entering your zip code or address, the interactive map will generate cell tower locations near you. While easy and transparent, there’s no way to verify if it’s 100% accurate.

Cellular providers don’t publish official cell tower maps. They’re also constantly adding and removing services on cell sites. Thus, the information may be dated. However, they're a great place to start. When paired with other techniques (mentioned later), you can get as accurate a picture as possible.

Cell Tower Map Website:

Highly Recommended

For finding towers in your area, Cellmapper.net probably provides the best and most up-to-date cell tower information. Its functional but not user-friendly design takes some time to navigate. Once you get the hang of it, it'll provide 4G and 5G cell site location data. When you’ve found your closest tower, click it to view broadcasting patterns and detailed tower information.

Pro Tip: First, type in ‘310’ if you have AT&T or T-Mobile and select which one you wish to find a tower for. If you have Verizon, type ‘311’ and select it. This coupled with your zip code or address should show the towers in your area immediately.

NOTE: Cell Mapper does not show signal against geography, nor is it 100% accurate. It provides an approximate ray of signal per frequency. While we still recommend it as a resource, we cannot completely vouch for the information it provides.

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CellReception shows cell tower maps and current user reviews in your area. They display towers registered with the FCC on Google Maps for convenient navigation. Filter by carrier and click on your closest cell site to view tower info. Available data on cell towers seems a bit thin, though. Still, some data is better than no data. It's also nice to use when coupled with other cell tower locator methods.

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After entering your address, AntennaSearch will display all towers and antennas in its database within a 3-mile radius of your location. The tower and antenna info are listed by carrier or owner. You’ll need some patience to comb through and click around. The site provides insight on cell tower location, cell tower images, and more for the technically inclined. Network information is not available on this site.

SCADACore:

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Last Resort

The cell tower information found on SCADACore is also sourced from the FCC website. It has over 25,000 locations with corresponding tower and radio information. You can pinpoint your location by entering your coordinates and zooming in. Click on the cell site closest to you for additional location info. Tower data seems to be much thinner than that available on the websites listed above. It does not provide carrier or network information, so we only recommend this site as a last resort.

3) Download an App to Find Your Cell Tower Location

Cell tower locator apps are the most convenient way to find your closest cell tower. These apps use your location and map out nearby cellular towers. Again, it's hard to verify if the information is 100% accurate, but it's a nice tool to have because it gives you a general idea of where your towers are located.

Recommended Cell Tower Location and Coverage Quality Apps:

Network Cell Info Lite

Highly Recommended
For Android

Network Cell Info Lite is our best recommendation, but is only for Android. This app not only shows your nearest cell tower, but will show its ID number as well as give you accurate dB and dBm readings showing your cellular signal strength. dBm can be used as a direct measurement of signal strength, which is far more reliable than the bars on your phone. Our professional installers use this app more than any other.

weBoost

Recommended
For Android | For iPhone

Wilson Electronics, a leading signal booster manufacturer, understands the importance of finding your nearest cell tower. They’ve developed a user-friendly app for both Apple and Android devices. It uses your carrier's network and your location to provide accurate results.

To find your nearest tower, tap find on the bottom menu. The cell tower indicator will show you where to point your outside antenna for best results. It doesn't get easier than that.

The weBoost app can also help you install your weBoost booster and measure your signal strength. A weBoost device is not required to use the cell tower finder or signal measurement features.

OpenSignal

For Android | For iPhone

Open signal uses crowdsourced and FCC tower location data to provide the best results. While available on iOS and the Google Play Store, OpenSignal is our second-best cell tower locator app recommendation for Android users. It features an arrow widget that points in the direction of the tower you are connected to and a cell tower map.

During testing, those features did not work on most iPhones. However, it does have up-to-date coverage heatmaps that work on both operating systems. This will help give you a better idea of weak and good coverage areas near you (more so than your carrier's coverage map). You also have the option to test your data speed, which can help iPhone users find the general direction of their closest cell tower.

LTE Discovery

For Android

LTE Discovery is powerful, in-depth, and user-friendly enough. While it doesn’t show you exact cell tower locations, it has an arrow feature that points in the direction of the cell tower you're connected to. It also displays dBm readings, frequency band info, and much more.

Cellular Network Signal Finder

For iPhone

Cellular Network Signal Finder pinpoints and identifies all carrier towers around you. The app developer strives to provide up-to-date tower location data and encourages users to report missing towers. You can tap on cell sites near you for additional information, but free data is limited.

Cell Antennas

For iPhone

The Cell Antennas app doesn’t have the best ratings, but it’s one of the few iPhone cell tower locator apps that works. It also doesn’t have excessive in-app purchase pop-ups. Cell tower location data is sourced from the FCC, so it may not be up to date. However, something is better than nothing. When you open the app, it automatically uses your location to display nearby cell towers.

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While these apps don’t exactly show you how to boost network signal on Android or iPhone, they help in determine the general location of your tower and provide information about the quality of signal strength in your area.

4) Use Your Smartphone's Antenna to Find Your Cell Tower Location

Of course, your phone needs a signal to work, so why not reverse engineer the process to see where the closest cell tower is at?

But first, a short and informative explanation about cell phone signal strength.

Cell phone signals are measured in dBm (decibel-milliwatts). They're basically radio waves, the AM/FM kind. All cellular devices operate within this standard: -50 dBm to -120 dBm.

-50 dBm is considered full strength (full bars). -120 dBm is considered a dead zone (no service).

However, it's up to each carrier to define which dBm range correlates to the number of bars.

There's no industry standard for dBm signal strength and the number of bars. What's 1 bar on T-Mobile could be 3 bars on AT&T or 2 bars on Verizon, DESPITE receiving the exact same signal and performing at the exact same speeds.

Your number of bars is subjective across all carriers and devices.

But dBm readings are not subjective. They're pure science and math. The closer you are to -50 dBm, the better your signal. The closer to -120 dBm, the worse your signal. Most smartphones have the native ability to display dBm readings.

How to Access Your dBm Signal (Field Test Mode):

For iPhone Users

Starting with iOS 11 and 12, Apple has hidden dBm readings in the iPhone field test mode. However, depending on your iPhone chipset (Intel or Qualcomm) and your carrier (Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile), you may be able to find your dBm readings through this workaround.

For iOS 15:

  • Dial *3001#12345#*
  • Your dBm may be visible on the dashboard’s RSRP section. If not…
  • Tap the three lines on the top right corner.
  • Tap Cell Info.
  • Your dBm is read as rsrp.

For iOS 13 & 14:

  • Dial *3001#12345#*
  • Tap the three lines on the top right corner.
  • Tap on Serving Cell Meas.
  • Your dBm is read as rsrp0 or rsrp1.

For iOS 11 & 12:

AT&T or T-Mobile iPhone with Intel chipset

  • Dial *3001#12345#*
  • Tap LTE.
  • Tap Serving Cell Meas.
  • Your dBm is read as rsrp0.

Verizon or T-Mobile iPhone with Qualcomm chipset

  • Dial *3001#12345#*
  • Tap 1xEV-DO.
  • Your dBm is read as RX AGC0.

For any iPhone pre-iOS 11

  • Dial *3001#12345#*
  • Swipe down notifications bar.
  • Your dBm is in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

If you’re unable to find any of these options during your field test mode process, you most likely have an incompatible carrier and chipset. The next best method is performing a speed test around areas inside and outside your home. You can use the OpenSignal app for this.

Once we crack the code on iPhone dBm readings, we’ll update you as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can ask Apple to make dBm info easily available for all iPhones. Maybe if enough people reach out, their next software update will include an improved filed test mode.

For Android Users:

Field test mode on Android varies by phone model and Android OS version. However, it's generally found under the Settings menu.

Typical sequence:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap About Phone
  • Tap Status or Network
  • Tap SIM Status
  • Your dBm is under Signal Strength

Once you have field test mode or your speed tester ready, walk around inside and outside the perimeter of your home. Make note of which areas get the best dBm reading or the fastest speeds. This shows you the general direction of your cell tower and which rooms inside your home have the best reception.

5) Update Your Phone to New Cell Towers

Usually, your phone is connected to the nearest cell tower. However, it’s possible your carrier has installed a new tower in your area, added an antenna to a nearby tower, or recently configured their towers. Performing a tower update is simple, but it varies for each carrier and device.

AT&T Tower Update

For iPhone

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There are three basic methods to update the latest AT&T cell tower on your iPhone:

Turn Network Off and Back On

Tap the "Airplane" icon to turn it on and then tap it again to turn it off to reconnect to the network. This is far and away the simplest method.

Download iPhone Carrier Update

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Wi-Fi network or the AT&T network. Swipe up on the iPhone screen to show the iPhone Control Center and then tap the “Wi-Fi” icon to turn it on.
  2. Tap the “Settings” icon on your iPhone’s home screen and then tap the “General” option.
  3. Tap “About” and then tap “Install” to install a carrier update for your iPhone if an AT&T carrier update is available.

Restart iPhone

Should these fail, try the standard off and on again strategy.

For Android

There are three basic methods to update the latest AT&T cell towers with your Android device:

Turn Network Off and Back On

Swipe down from the top of the screen to show your device’s Quick Settings menu.Tap the “Airplane” button to turn it on. Wait 10 seconds and then tap the “Airplane” button again to turn it off. Your Android phone will reconnect to the AT&T network. This is the fastest, simplest method to find the latest AT&T towers if you think you can find anything new.

Update Android Device

You can update your Android’s carrier settings by updating to the newest version of the Android OS available for your device.

  1. Tap the “Settings” icon on your Android phone and then tap “About device.”
  2. Tap the “Software Update” option and then wait for your AT&T Android phone to search for an update.
  3. Tap “Install Now” to install the update on your Android device. Wait for the update to download and install on your device. Once the update has installed your Android will be using the newest carrier settings and the newest AT&T towers.

Restart Android Device

Should these fail, try the standard off and on again strategy. It usually works.

Verizon Tower Update

Updating to the latest Verizon cell towers is a snap and can be done in several ways.

Restarting your device usually causes the location memory of your phone to reset, causing it to reach out to the nearest towers. If there’s a tower that’s popped up recently, your phone will find it.

Alternatively, you can simply dial “*288” and select “2” when prompted. This will cause your phone to update to local Verizon towers, which can take up to two minutes.

A final method is to dial “*22899” and press “Send.” A musical ringtone will play, and a recorded voice will instruct you to hold while your phone is being programmed. A few seconds later, you should hear a few beeps, and “Programming Successful” will appear on your display. Your Verizon cell towers are now updated.

T-Mobile Tower Update

To update your T-Mobile towers, you can try the AT&T method above, or this alternative restart method:

  1. Power off your device
  2. Remove your SIM card
  3. Wait a minute or so
  4. Insert SIM card and power your phone back on
  5. Your phone should automatically perform a T-Mobile tower update.

US Cellular Tower Update

The best method for US Cellular customers to update their cell tower is the restart method. Either go into Airplane mode on your phone (described above), or power your device off, remove your SIM card, wait a minute, replace it, and power the device back on.


6) Use a Signal Meter to Find Your Cell Tower Location (Best Result)

Using field test mode, apps, and websites are generally a good way to locate your closest cell tower. However, if you're an installer, contractor, or pro who really wants to be accurate, then getting a signal meter is a no-brainer.

It's a handheld device that pinpoints all 4G frequencies & bands, displays signal strength in dBm, and accurately gives cell tower direction within a 45 to 90-degree spread. To get the same information, but for 5G cell towers, a 5G signal meter is a must.

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How to Find Your Closest 5G Towers

Most of our tips work best for finding 4G cell towers. With 5G being so new and constantly growing, pinpointing 5G towers is a bit more complicated since the technology isn’t fully deployed yet.

As of right now, the best you can do is figure out where 5G is available. If you have a 5G phone and 5G is enabled, the 5G icon on the status bar is usually a tell-tale sign that it is. Wherever the signal is strongest shows you the general direction of the tower. If the icon isn’t visible or you don’t have a 5G device, your carrier’s 5G coverage map, Ooklas 5G map, and OpenSignal’s coverage maps are great resources. Though, they won’t display the exact tower location.

To some extent, Cellmapper.net can help you locate nearby 5G cell sites. Choose your carrier, select 5G, and enter your address. We found that T-Mobile’s 5G tower map has the most data. For AT&T and Verizon, 5G cell site info is very thin. You’ll mostly see different shades of green squares. They represent the strength of the signal devices in that area received from nearby towers. While 5G towers may not be labeled on the map, it’s safe to assume that one is nearby. As infrastructure expands, 5G tower location info will continue being fleshed out.

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One thing to note: Knowing where your closest 5G tower is located can help you get better 5G signal, but it’s not a crucial step for most signal booster installations. As of 2022, most signal boosters only boost 4G/LTE signals for 4G/LTE/5G devices, so you don’t have to worry about finding your closest 5G tower.

How Do Cell Towers Work?

Cell towers, also known as cell sites or base transceiver stations, are designed to send and receive radio frequency signals. They typically consist of multiple antennas that are programmed to broadcast specific 4G, LTE, and 5G frequencies in a specific direction. These frequencies vary across carriers.

Your cellular-enabled devices pick up your carrier’s frequencies allowing you to make calls, send texts, and browse the web. If the cell tower does not contain antennas that broadcast your carrier’s frequencies, or those antennas face away from you, your connection will be wonky even if you live right next to an obvious cell tower.

To learn more about cell towers, visit “Cell Towers: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know.”

To learn more about frequency bands, visit “Cellular Frequency Bands by Provider.”

How Far Can Cell Towers Reach?

Cell tower reach is a tricky thing. There are many variables that impact cell tower range, such as:

  • Cellular frequency
  • Antenna height
  • Transmission power
  • Weather conditions
  • Obstructions

The number one contributor, though, is cellular frequency wavelengths. Lower frequencies have longer wavelengths, so they can travel farther distances. Higher frequencies have shorter wavelengths, allowing faster speeds and greater capacity at the cost of a shorter range.

In general, though, 4G cellular towers have a range of about 10 miles. Of course, distance will vary from low to high 4G frequency bands. When it comes down to 5G, distance is significantly different across 5G bands.

5G Frequency Band Deployment Cell Tower Distance
5G Low-Band
600 MHz-1 GHz
Nationwide Similar reach as 4G towers with slightly faster speeds
5G Mid-Band (Includes C-Band)
1-6 GHz
Metro Areas Between .5 to 6 miles
5G High-Band (aka Millimeter-Wave)
24-47 GHz
Dense Urban Up to 1,500 sq ft

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FAQs

How do I find my nearest cell tower? ›

Pro Tip: First, type in '310' if you have AT&T or T-Mobile and select which one you wish to find a tower for. If you have Verizon, type '311' and select it. This coupled with your zip code or address should show the towers in your area immediately.

How do I reset my cell tower on my iPhone? ›

Reset your Network Settings

Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset [Device] > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This also resets Wi-Fi networks and passwords, cellular settings, and VPN and APN settings that you've used before.

How do I get to the nearest cell tower on my iPhone? ›

Manually Switch Towers with iOS
  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Cellular > Cellular Data Options.
  3. Select Enable LTE.
  4. The setting will probably default to Voice & Data. ...
  5. On newer iPhones, you might only see Voice & Data instead of Enable LTE.
16 Jun 2021

Is there an app to locate cell towers? ›

LTE Discovery is currently only available for the Android mobile operating system. This signal discovery and analysis app offers the following key features: Identification of the 4G LTE bands that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile cell towers in your area broadcast on, as well as their corresponding dB and dBm readings.

How do I refresh my cell phone signal? ›

Turning your phone's connection off and then back on is the quickest and easiest way to try and fix your signal woes. If you're moving around from one location to another, toggling Airplane mode restarts the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular network modems, which forces them to find the best signal in the area.

What does 3001 12345 do to your phone? ›

Dial *3001#12345#* and press the Call button. This will launch the Field Test Mode app and where the bars/dots were in the top left corner of the screen, you'll now see a negative number. The negative number is the decibel signal strength reading and should be followed by the carrier name and then the network type.

What does ## 72786 do? ›

Special Code to Reset The Network (SCRTN)

##SCRTN# (##72786# on the phone dialpad) is the code that should be dialed to initiate the process of resetting mobile device network settings. An SCRTN is sometimes referred to as a “network reset” by industry professionals.

What number do you call to update cell towers? ›

Many carriers give you a number to call to update cell towers and other PRL information. For example, you can get a Verizon or U.S. Cellular carrier update for cell towers on U.S. Cellular and Verizon phones by dialing 228 or on *Sprint** and Virgin Mobile USA phones by dialing ##873283#.

How do I reset my AT&T cell tower? ›

You can power cycle your phone (turn off and back on) or put your phone in airplane mode for a moment and back out to reset the network settings.

How do I reset my Verizon cell tower? ›

To manually update your phone's towers, power off the device and remove the SIM card. Wait a minute. Insert the SIM card and turn your phone back on. Your phone will automatically update to the nearest towers.

How do I update my PRL? ›

Follow general steps below to update the PRL on your Android device (Non-Apple iOS).
  1. From the home screen, find the Settings Gear icon.
  2. Click on System Settings or System Updates.
  3. Click on Update PRL. Follow any device instructions.

How can I check which network is best in my area? ›

Tiktik App Can Help Find the Best Network in Your Area
  • Tiktik is a free app that finds the best networks in your area.
  • It uses data from the TRAI Myspeed app.
  • The app is well designed and easy to use.
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How do you use Open signal app? ›

CHECK YOUR MOBILE SIGNAL STRETCH AND TOWER LOCATION

How do I get the best cell signal? ›

Change Your Location
  1. Move up a floor (or multiple floors). Signal tends to be better on higher floors, as you're able to clear obstructions closer to ground level. ...
  2. Move closer to a window. ...
  3. Go outside. ...
  4. Move to higher ground. ...
  5. Find our where your closest cell tower is.

How do I check the signal strength in my area? ›

How to Read Your Android Cell Signal?
  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap About Phone.
  3. Tap Status or Network.
  4. Tap SIM Status.
  5. Your dBm is under Signal strength.
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Is there any app to see signal strength of all networks available in Android? ›

Network Cell Info Lite is our most recommended app. It features extensive measurement and diagnostics tools for cellular and WiFi networks. The most important is a color-coded gauge that makes reading and understanding your signal strength easy. It provides almost real-time results.

What does ## 873283 do? ›

As far as I know, the ##873283# code is primarily used for PRL updates on iphones. ##25327# does a subscriber settings reset which will not delete any data from your phone and instead "reset" your service, as it does not cause you to lose your account or service, and it is also primarily used for iphones.

What is the use of * * 4636 * *? ›

Android code: *#*#4636#*#*

This code will open up a menu that shows information about your phone's data usages.

How do I restart my signal? ›

All you need to do is to turn Airplane Mode on and then back off to re-establish a connection. This resets the device in case it lost connection to a signal tower. To do so, simply pull down from the top of your Home screen to reveal Quick Settings and tap Airplane mode to turn it on, then tap it again to turn it off.

What does ## 002 do on iPhone? ›

Call Forwarding: Type *#21# to view whether call forwarding is enabled or type ##002# to disable call forwarding. You can also view call forwarding status and enable it from Settings > Phone > Call Forwarding.

What does dial *# 31 do? ›

Hide Your Phone From Caller ID: #31#

I could only get this to work on Android. But entering this code prompted a pop-up stating that my Caller ID had been disabled. In order to re-instate Caller ID, enter *31# .

What does the *# 21 mean? ›

We rate the claim that dialing *#21# on an iPhone or Android device reveals if a phone has been tapped FALSE because it is not supported by our research.

What is the master reset code? ›

*2767*3855# is the code for the factory reset (wipe your data, custom settings, and apps).

How do I reset my towers on my Android phone? ›

How to Reset a Phone Tower
  1. Open the "Settings" menu on your phone. ...
  2. Select the option "About Phone" or "Phone Info."
  3. Select the option "Update" followed by "Update PRL." Wait for the phone to instruct you that it will reset the network. ...
  4. Dial "*288" from your mobile phone.
  5. Select the option to program your phone.

What is Carrier code Changer? ›

This is an app that changes what carrier name is diplayed in for example the lock screen and the status bar. It requires root because it modifies system files, and because it uses root it's potentially dangerous.

How can I make a homemade signal booster? ›

All you need to do is wrap a piece of copper wire, chop a 3.5mm RCA jack, tape one end to the wire in the foil, and connect the end with a jack to your phone to boost the signal. It's simple to make and highly portable, meaning you can bring it on your camping trips.

Can I use a TV antenna to boost cell phone signal? ›

Television antennas not only aren't designed for broadcasting signals, it's generally illegal to use them that way. Using a TV antenna for broadcast may result in too much or too little signal getting to the cell tower and that can cause problems for the cell tower and the whole network.

How can I boost my cell signal in rural areas? ›

If you want to boost your cell reception in a remote area, the best solution is a cell phone booster. A cell phone booster takes any amount of signal from a cell tower, no matter how weak, and boosts it. This helps you get better data and call connections in remote areas as long as there is any tower signal at all.

What does calling * 228 do? ›

The 228 code is a legacy method to activate 3G phones or update your Preferred Roaming Lists on them. Do not try to dial this number on a 4G or 5G Verizon phone, as it can take you off the 4G or 5G network you are currently on.

What does * 228 DO US Cellular? ›

*228 is a code for CDMA phones that you call dial to update your Preferred Roaming List. You won't need to dial this number on a GSM device because your PRL is updated automatically.

What is PRL update? ›

The updated PRL is a file in your device that helps keep your device on preferred networks to help you get better coverage. To get these important updates for current model handsets, connection cards, and hotspots: 1. Go to device support and select your device manufacturer.

How can I tell which cell tower I am connected to? ›

One of the most accurate sources of cell tower locations is CellMapper.net, which uses a crowdsourced database of 4G and 5G tower locations.

What are ATT codes? ›

Enter a code on your phone, get a text update
Star Services codes for AT&T wireless
English code
Check your data 2 and messaging usage*3282# (*DATA#)
Check your remaining minutes balance 3*646# (*MIN#)
Check your balance, get next bill due date, and last payment received*225# (*BAL#)
2 more rows
24 Aug 2022

How do I fix my AT&T signal? ›

Try these tips to get your phone working again
  1. Turn your phone off and back on.
  2. Try calling the number again.
  3. Make sure your software's up to date: Go to att.com/softwareupdates.
  4. Confirm you have wireless service. Make sure you have a signal. ...
  5. Turn off call forwarding. ...
  6. Check that you aren't blocking calls.
17 May 2022

What is the activation code for Verizon? ›

Turn on your new phone. Dial *228, press "Send," and then press "1" when prompted. You will be notified via the voice prompt when it has been successfully activated.

How do I check my Verizon cell signal? ›

Measure Signal Strength
  1. From a web browser, sign in to My Verizon .
  2. From the My Verizon Home screen, navigate: ...
  3. Click Device overview .
  4. Click the 5G Home Router mobile number.
  5. From the '5G Home' screen, click the. ...
  6. Click. ...
  7. From the performance test screen select Measure signal strength, then click.

What are the star codes for Verizon? ›

# Codes and * Codes
Code to call:Use when you need to:
#832Place a test call
*611Call Verizon Customer Service
*67 + 10-digit phone numberBlock Caller ID for a single call
*71 + 10-digit phone numberForward unanswered calls (mobile phone will ring first)
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How can I tell which cell tower I am connected to? ›

One of the most accurate sources of cell tower locations is CellMapper.net, which uses a crowdsourced database of 4G and 5G tower locations.

How can I check which network is best in my area? ›

Tiktik App Can Help Find the Best Network in Your Area
  • Tiktik is a free app that finds the best networks in your area.
  • It uses data from the TRAI Myspeed app.
  • The app is well designed and easy to use.
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How do I check signal strength in my area? ›

How to Read Your Android Cell Signal?
  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap About Phone.
  3. Tap Status or Network.
  4. Tap SIM Status.
  5. Your dBm is under Signal strength.
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Does * 228 still work for Verizon? ›

What does 228 do for Verizon? The 228 code is a legacy method to activate 3G phones or update your Preferred Roaming Lists on them. Do not try to dial this number on a 4G or 5G Verizon phone, as it can take you off the 4G or 5G network you are currently on. What is this?

What does 3001 12345 do to your phone? ›

Dial *3001#12345#* and press the Call button. This will launch the Field Test Mode app and where the bars/dots were in the top left corner of the screen, you'll now see a negative number. The negative number is the decibel signal strength reading and should be followed by the carrier name and then the network type.

How do I reset my towers on my Android phone? ›

How to Reset a Phone Tower
  1. Open the "Settings" menu on your phone. ...
  2. Select the option "About Phone" or "Phone Info."
  3. Select the option "Update" followed by "Update PRL." Wait for the phone to instruct you that it will reset the network. ...
  4. Dial "*288" from your mobile phone.
  5. Select the option to program your phone.

How do you use Open Signal app? ›

CHECK YOUR MOBILE SIGNAL STRETCH AND TOWER LOCATION

How can I check mobile Signal Strength in my area? ›

For Android

Android users have the signal strength feature hidden deep down in Settings. Go to the Settings app > About phone > Status > SIM status > Signal Strength. You will see numbers expressed in dBm (decibel milliwatts).

How do I check Signal Strength? ›

Settings –> More Options (or More Settings) –> About Phone –> Mobile Networks On this screen, view Signal Strength.

Which network is best? ›

Jio wins the 4G Availability and 4G Coverage Experience awards. India's 4G-only operator, Jio, is victorious on 4G Availability as our users on its network spent the greatest proportion of time connected to 4G services — 99.5%.

How do I get the best cell signal? ›

Change Your Location
  1. Move up a floor (or multiple floors). Signal tends to be better on higher floors, as you're able to clear obstructions closer to ground level. ...
  2. Move closer to a window. ...
  3. Go outside. ...
  4. Move to higher ground. ...
  5. Find our where your closest cell tower is.

Which cell phone carrier has the strongest signal? ›

Verizon Wireless: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Without question, Verizon's 4G LTE network has the best coverage, with 70% nationwide coverage, followed by AT&T with 68%, T-Mobile with 62%, and Sprint with 30%. Because of Verizon's robust network coverage, Let's Talk ranks Verizon as the winner, with the most coast-to-coast coverage.

What does * 228 do on a cell phone? ›

The 228 procedure updates the "Preferred Roaming List" that Verizon uses as part of its system. The company offers additional details on what the Preferred Roaming List is and why it should be updated, to customers who want more information.

How do I refresh my Verizon signal? ›

To manually update your phone's towers, power off the device and remove the SIM card. Wait a minute. Insert the SIM card and turn your phone back on. Your phone will automatically update to the nearest towers.

How do I reset my Verizon signal? ›

Press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds, until the Power LED displays solid white, indicating a reset. Wait a few minutes for the device to restart. The factory reset button is located on the back of the Network Extender next to the AC adapter port.

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