Cell Map

Cell Map Having trouble getting a signal? Want to know where your local cell towers are?

Cell Map plots the location and strength of all the cell transmitters that your phone is connected to. Just move closer to one for a better signal!

Cell Map can even locate transmitters that are too weak to make a call from, ideal for areas with poor signals.

3G and 4G connections typically only give information about one mobile mast, but switching your device to 2G will potentially allow you to view more cell sites and is recommended

Quick overview and FAQ

Please ask questions or leave bug reports in the comments below, thanks.

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Hi. I have the paid version of the app for Android. Please consider enabling the "Move to SD-Card" feature. Thanks!

Al's picture

Thanks for pointing that out. It will be added to the next release.

I cant access to export file, as it is grayed. Is it a planned feature or I am making something wrong?

What is the tower db that is being used?

Al's picture

Sounds like you've found a bug as you should be able to export the data, I'll look into it and get a fix out soon.

I used to use this app a lot to find vodafone cells in rural wales and it works well.
Only error was that the locations of the masts were not always near the true location possibly because of the large postcode areas?

Then i moved to a dual sim phone - app could not cope

Now I'm using talkmobile which uses the vodafone network. App can't cope.

I do miss it as I could always calculate the best window to put my phone in to get signal.

Al's picture

The cell location is calculated from signals strengths as the mobile providers don't provide any location information themselves. Due to this errors can creep into the absolute location.

Are you using the same phone on Talkmobile as you were originally or a different one? I ask as some devices provide erroneous information to the app which prevents it from working correctly. Sometimes a firmware update can fix this, but for some users this has actually made things worse!

Hi, Al!!! I got your Cell Map App off Google play and it seems to be very interesting and useful, but when I open it it shows me connected to an antenna in Gambia, Africa. I'm in Chickamauga. GA, USA. That's one POWERFUL cell signal. What's up with this? Am I doing something wrong? TIA!!!!

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Unfortunately this could either be the a misconfiguration of the cell tower or the firmware on your device isn't correctly reporting the cell information.
If there's a firmware update for your phone this may help, otherwise there is nothing you can do. Sorry about that.


Cell Map is a nice app. Some of the base station sites around me don't seem to have the correct locations? Is it the case that there is no longer a definitive list/map of all the sites and there is no way round this?
Also, is there a way to cancel the information panel without closing the app?
Thanks, Alan


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