What Is Cell Coverage?

Here’s a brief look at what cell coverage really means.

SIMPLE Mobile is proud to offer nationwide coverage to our customers. But what does that mean and how does it benefit you as a cell phone user? If you’re not familiar with cellular jargon, let’s break it down so you can have a better understanding of the value you’re getting when you choose a SIMPLE Mobile cell phone plan.

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Understanding cell coverage

In the U.S., there are four major cell phone networks: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, which powers SIMPLE Mobile. Each carrier owns a set of radio wave frequencies and bands through which users can access data. In other words, this data allows people to make phone calls and send texts from their cell phone.

Not all cell phone carriers offer the same amount of coverage throughout the country. That’s why if you’re traveling in a car through a forested area, some passengers might lose coverage while others don’t depending on which cell carrier they use. Most carriers have their coverage maps available online to help you see which parts of the country are covered. SIMPLE Mobile, for example, offers nationwide coverage. So whether you’re on the East Coast or the West Coast – or somewhere in-between – you’ll have reliable service when and where you need it.

Factors that impact coverage

In addition, there are other factors that can affect cell coverage. The type of phone you have is one of them. Newer phones are hardwired to better connect to certain frequencies. So if you have an older phone, you might experience more dropped calls and lost signals. Software is another factor affecting cell coverage, which is why it’s important to keep your phone up to date every time a new upgrade becomes available.

Get the coverage you need

SIMPLE Mobile offers more speed and more data for less money.

Whether you live in a city, suburb or rural area, SIMPLE Mobile phone plans offer reliable nationwide coverage on a lightning-fast 4G LTE† network with more speed and more data for less money. We all know how frustrating it is to lose a signal, especially when you need it most, so don’t settle for less. Check out all the latest SIMPLE Mobile phones and plans and join our network today.

† To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. See Terms and Conditions at SimpleMobile.com.