Will there be mobile reception?

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For Android, don't know about the other lot:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.bitbot.phonetowers&hl=en

Doesn't work on some Samsung devices.

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Reply By: RMD - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 10:27

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 10:27
Sigmund
Rather than have a "cop this" sort of post, could you say what it is about or what it relates to with some explanation.
That then gives people some idea if they want to discover what you won't tell them but they have to search for.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:39

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 11:39
So if you put that in the form of an "I message" it would read something like "I can't be bothered following a link, I want you to do the work for me."
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 13:23

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 13:23
I agree with RMD, maybe a brief précis of what the link is about would be a good idea.

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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 13:32

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 13:32
x3, at least you could have told us a little about it.

You can look up the carrier coverage maps and get the same info.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 14:25

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 14:25
You are you all bellyaching about, he gave you the link, you don't have to search like when most who propose these things. That link will probably explain things better than he can.

I think he is to be congratulated for providing the link.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 16:22

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 16:22
Part of my life, a large part, meant that I had to PRESENT a topic to people in such a way that they may be interested enough to take an interest.
Same here, after all it is communication the poster is attempting, I think!

YES, any bunny can click on a link but no one wants to spend time clicking everything which appears, I certainly don't.
If the poster at least introduces the concept then the readers may be interested and take it further.
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Congratulations to all persons who post something, introduce it, and also provide a link if required.
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Follow Up By: ModSquad - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 17:12

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 17:12
Just a reminder - forum rules do state

Off Topic Rule...

Posts containing links to another website without giving sufficient clarification as to the relevance of the information to be found there are also considered "off topic".

Not passing judgement on this one (will leave it to others :) - but keep it in mind.

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PS - thanks for the link.
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Follow Up By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:06

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:06
How's this then?

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/architecture-of-radio/id1035160239?mt=8

This Beautiful App Lets You See The Mobile Towers, Wi-Fi Signals, And Satellites Around You

You're aware that your mobile service comes from mobile towers. And that your mapping app is made possible by GPS satellites. And that Wi-Fi signals deliver your fail videos. But the sight of that invisible world is breathtaking.

This summer, a Dutch artist named Richard Vijgen released a video of a project he was working on called the Architecture of Radio. It was an augmented reality app that revealed the waves and signals in a given room, pulling information from publicly available databases on mobile tower locations and satellites. It revealed an unearthly, web-like network of invisible infrastructure that powers our world — and unsurprisingly, a lot of people wanted to try it for themselves.

Sadly, the app itself wasn't ready for public consumption... until today. You can now download the $4.49 iOS app for iPhone or iPad. When you fire it up, you see a cobalt-blue screen where the app takes your GPS location and loads a series of datasets drawn from a global database that includes the mobile towers around you and the satellites overhead (like this one). All in all, the database includes "7 million cell towers, 19 million Wi-Fi routers and hundreds of satellites."

As you pan around your house, the app identifies signals and waves as you move: There's a mobile tower 589 metres to my left. If it was night, I could look out for a Russian satellite from 1964 passing to the south. It's a bit like having x-ray glasses on.

The app warns that it is "not a measurement tool." For example, the atmospheric waves and dots that texture the screen are an interpretation of waves, not a scientific reality. But the actual datapoints are real, based on your GPS coordinates and scraped from a database, which is pretty cool. Or terrifying, if you're more of a tin-foil hat person.

"Most people seem to be amazed by the density of signals, some think it's a bit scary, others just think it's beautiful," Vijgen told Gizmodo over email. In the end, it's a lovely reminder of the vast network all around us, hidden in plain sight. You can get it here.

Go for it!

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Follow Up By: ModSquad - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:41

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:41
Now that's more like it :-)
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 13:39

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 13:39
OPer reply:

I'm not posting here asking anyone to "cop" anything. Take it or leave it.

These were the cues:

Will there be mobile reception?
For Android
...play.google.com/store/apps...
Samsung devices

Not enough for you? Bad luck.

I'm not going to spoon feed you a summary that's better provided via the link, which is also going to tell you whether it'll work on your Android device.
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Follow Up By: maurice b - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 19:17

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 19:17
I am surprised why some members attacked Sigmund.He has been a regular long time poster and has given out lots of techical information. Some need to be more considerate.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 20:12

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 20:12
This post has been read by the moderation team and has been moderated due to a breach of The Moderation Complaints Rule .

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 21:07

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 21:07
I can't see what the fuss is about. The link had the words "phonetowers" in it, isn't that pretty much a give away. And if you can't figure that out and remain curious, just click the link. It's offered by a reputable long time contributor so likely to be safe. If you don't trust Sigmund, don't click the link. Simple, IMO.

Ruk42, love your brief summary LOL.

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:14

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:14
"Part of my life, a large part, meant that I had to PRESENT a topic to people in such a way that they may be interested enough to take an interest. "

This forum isn't a classroom, a public lecture or a journal. It's a shallow anonymous conversation and you're not obliged to "cop" it or take part.

The net has its own communications conventions that my post fell well within.

Don't dress up your dislike of it as some kind of principle.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:35

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:35
Not to happy with the word " shallow ". I have trouble with the big words sometimes. :)
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:38

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:38
Can't say I clicked on the link when it was posted and still haven't.....if a poster can't be bothered putting more detail in their posts other then a simple link, then I usually don't bother opening it. Not having a shot at anyone here by the way, just saying i generally move on to the next subject to read instead...so there is some merit in what RMD wrote.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 15:13

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 15:13
maurice b - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 19:17
Sigmund isn't being attacked, some people seem to regard any comment which they don't like much, as an attack. I hope you never get attacked as it may be difficult to handle.
It doesn't matter if Sigmund is a first time poster or often or if the info he has supplied is deep and meaningful. That is not the issue.
It is the fact there is no introduction to the issue which he wishes to present.
We can all have an imagination of what he might mean.
Intro it, why not?
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Reply By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:55

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:55
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Chill - it's Friday and I'm on an ADO.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 16:57

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 16:57
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And there was more................


"And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."


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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 17:03

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 17:03
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Blimey, talk about a...................

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 17:22

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 17:22
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But to respectfully address the actual content of your post Sigmund:

The point of this app eludes me. All I do is turn the phone on and look at the signal strength indication, then just go for it.

Am I missing some significant point?
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 20:44

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 20:44
Ha ha ha, Allan, shouldn't this post be in the Friday Funnies thread ;=))

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