Prominent jailbreak figure planetbeing has just announced his new Cydia application dubbed “Signal 2″ which allows you to receive information about your cellular connection, as well as nearby cell tower information. The application is also aimed to help determine what cellular service provider would work best in their area should they be using an unlocked iPhone. The Signal 2 site explains best:
Signal 2 is a utility created by iPhone Dev Team member planetbeing that displays information about the cell tower your iPhone is connected to as well as neighbouring cells. It detects and maps the location of all nearby cell towers so that the user can easily get a good idea of their cellular coverage or where to go to get the best cellphone reception. On an unlocked phone, a user can swap SIMs and determine which carrier is best for him or her based on cellular coverage. In addition the map, other useful technical data is displayed including RSCP (signal strength) in dBm and Ec/N0 (signal quality) to all neighbours, the PSC of the cells, as well as the frequency each cell is broadcasting in.
For those of your curious to test this out, you can be sure to purchase Signal 2 for $3.99 in the Cydia Store for jailbroken iOS devices that contain a cellular radio (iPhone, iPad 3G/4G). Other devices such as an iPod touch, or Wi-Fi only iPad won’t work with this application.
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