After making changes to its pricing structure and upgrade process, introducing new features, and more with its Un-carrier moves, T-Mobile is now turning its focus to its coverage map.
The new T-Mobile Next-Gen Network Map is a “crowdsourced, customer-verified” coverage map that T-Mo says is based on more than 200 million customer use data points each and every day. The information shown on the map is pulled from multiple sources, including actual customer reports of network experience, data that’s updated twice per month, and speed test information from “trusted” third-party apps that show customers speeds from the last 90 days.
Carrier coverage maps can sometimes be a bit vague when it comes to where they got the information that they’re displaying and the last time that they were updated. T-Mobile’s Next-Gen Network Map aims to change that with fresh info from apps that’ve been vetted and actual T-Mobile customers. The new map doesn’t seem to be working fully as of this writing, so it’s tough to get any impressions of its accuracy right now, but it could be worth keeping an eye on if you’ve been thinking of switching to T-Mobile.