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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Dec 8, 2016

Wireless Coverage Maps

All of the major cellular carriers are engaged in a heated battle to try to get your business with some really attractive offers these days.

But when it comes to cell service, a good deal doesn’t mean much if the quality of the service in your specific areas is weak, so before you make the decision to hop from one provider to another, you need to do some homework.

A useful resource that will allow you to review how Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint perform in your specific area is posted at

You can start with your city to get an overall rating of the performance that includes reliability and speed when it comes to data, call and text so you can evaluate the strengths of each network where you live.

One of the coolest features of is in the CoverageMap section. You can bring up a detailed map of where call quality is solid or spotty, where data speeds are fast or slow and whether you can get true 4G LTE service where you need it the most.

They also have a mobile app that will allow you to generate reports of your own as you travel around and add the findings to their database.

I’ve posted the links to the useful Rootmetrics resources at

Find your city reports:

Explore the Coverage Map:

Mobile apps: