Coverage today is a priority with your phone or tablet be it indoors,outdoors or travelling so we need to know where is hot and where is not,for me an app like this is vital not only knowing if bad coverage is on my trip but knowing where it is ,is another story i like to stay in places where i have good coverage especially if im there for a few days and need to work from my laptop,tablet or phone,and i never rely on hotel or free wifi in most cases its poor or restricted.

 

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What is FREQ. 

Because it’s all about you, not about general table rankings or general naming and shaming.

We analyse your mobile performance, establish patterns and highlight your problems with operators to help improve your daily network. We  also show the best and the worst parts of company phone networks, indoors and out.

Based in Ireland, our team of engineers, network planners and data scientists have decades of expertise in design, build and operations with operators and network suppliers all over the world.

Its early days, and the feedback is excellent – so download the app. Help build the right-for-you network.

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FAQ – FREQ 

What are the chances I will get a good connection? Thats how to think of your FREQ score. 0 to 100%. A single number that simplifies a complicated situation. Can your network deliver the response you need in the time you need it? Based on our findings we  score your network, phones, buildings or locations and deliver the forecast you need.

So What?

By knowing your FREQ score, you will have a more accurate reading of your phones actual performance compared to the bar method we all use currently. If you answer yes to any of these questions then you need FREQ:

  • Have you ever had your phone display a five bar reception, but all  you get is one star performance?
  • Do you find it hard to be heard amid all the competing offers….free minutes……unlimited calls….all you can ‘eat’ data and texts?
  • Do you want a voice for what your network should deliver – in the places you spend most of your time?

What do I have to do?

It’s easy and straightforward. Simply download and install the app. The app works in the background measuring when the signals change and reporting the results to our database for analysis. Daily forecasts are available on the site – we will be posting them on the app in a coming release. Right now we are building our results and we need your help!

How much does it cost?

For you, the user, it’s free. If you are in a company and want a detailed analysis of how all the operators are performing in your building, for remote workers or those on the road – contact us.

How does it work?

Whenever coverage fluctuates we record the changes, the technology used and how well the network responds. Based on this we calculate a network score. Based on this score we can rank the network. We call it the FREQ score. We want this to become the standard measure for your network experience, and for how to compare phones, networks and operators.

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Are you spying on me?

Never. We do not record your number, your site data or any other personal data. We do not record any information about who you are or what sites you visit.

We  record which network cell sites are use, and the approximate location. If GPS is enabled then the location of the phone will be recorded when the coverage changes. There is absolutely no way to tie this back to a user based on the uploaded information.

We are only interested in signal strength and network quality – we have zero interest in the sites you visit, your calls and your content. They are just not interesting to us –now or ever.

 

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Will it use my battery or data?

We only take readings when the coverage changes, we then analyse and send results so there are no major battery drains, especially as it stays the background. The data traffic is typically less than 100K per day and we e include a ‘wifi only’ option for the fat-free, zero add-on mobile data plan.  GPS should be switched off in order to minimise the battery drain.

Who are you?

We are a group of network experts who have spent the last decade designing and operating mobile networks all over the world. We believe in Total Mobile – streaming, dreaming, buying, selling and living our life online, everywhere, anytime. We love data analytics and cloud computing, and believe that these type of crowd measurements can help everyone build a better mobile environment.

So in a nutshell these guys have it all covered and we wish them the best in the further development and hope to see it on more platforms soon..

You can follow FREQ on TWITTERFACEBOOK and look at the website FREQ.IE

Download FREQ on Android

 

 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.