Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tucson's Cell Service Isn't The Worst In U.S.; It's Sixth-Worst

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM

In an effort to look at "how wireless technology is affecting our lives" (Short answer: People can now find their news/smut/news about smut anywhere they want), Time has partnered with OpenSignalMaps to find which cities have the spottiest cell service in America.

Our fair pueblo came in sixth-worst, surprising only because it wasn't in the top (bottom?) 5.

From Time.com:

Signal strength is typically measured in decibels — but the same decibel reading will produce different amounts of bars on different phones. You and your friend might stand side by side, your iPhone showing four bars while his Android shows five—and in truth you’re both getting the same amount of juice. The average reading in Tucson, according to OpenSignalsMaps, would likely be around the three-to-four bar threshold.

Furthermore, OpenSignalMaps and Time have apparently decided that Tucson's best carrier is Sprint, while the worst is T-Mobile.

For more, check out Time's slideshow here.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

Staff Pick

Porter Hall Gallery: Sightlines, a Group Show Courtesy of Etherton Gallery

The Porter Hall Gallery is pleased to welcome Sightlines, a group photography show courtesy of Etherton Gallery,… More

@ Tucson Botanical Gardens Aug. 1-Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. What John Oliver Said About Charter Schools (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Food Truck Frenzy at Tucson Hop Shop (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Crooked Teeth and a New Brewery (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Don't Think Twice (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation