Google Maps mash-up: Social Cell Coverage

Sure, you can get a service coverage map from the website or storefronts of any cellular providers. But how accurate are they? They don’t tell you that most people in a certain area can’t get service in their houses. Or that you can’t make calls on the subway.

The mash-up would be built on the Google Maps API, and allow anyone to submit a review of their mobile phone provider, marking a rating out of five, with notes like “no service in house.” Each point would be marked on the map, and ratings would be automatically averaged for a certain view area to see how a town’s coverage is overall.

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