Antennagate - Monitor your signal strength - 50 free copies up for grabs!

By Michael Hepples on 4 Aug 2010 09:07 am EDT

Seems like every few days since the iPhone 4 launch we have heard something new about the "Death-Grip" signal issue, and Steve's pot-shot at BlackBerry has ruffled a few feathers, prompting developers to bring out apps like Antenna Meter to help BlackBerry users refute his claims. Newest on the scene is Antennagate, but instead of focusing purely on your current signal strength based on how you're holding your device, this app actually tracks your signal and maps it over time. Very useful if you are looking to see where the best signal is in your home or office, or even around the area you live. You can even use the application to map the Wifi signal in your home, a real bonus for those data-concious people that prefer to run on Wifi. Available in the CB store for $4.99, you may want to check it out if you are interested in how your signal strength compares during your daily routine.

Contest: We have 50 copies of Antennagate to give away! Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please only leave one comment, multiple entries won't count.

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Antennagate - Monitor your signal strength - 50 free copies up for grabs!



For some reason my Blackberry Tour loves to lose the signal on the wonderful Verizon network. This even happens after all their wonderful updates. Please let me win this so I can track it and prove it to them!!!

I sure hope I win this. $5 for an app that I will only use once or twice maybe thrice is a bit much for me. But the screenshots look very nice.

- would like to keep track of where at my office building I have the best signal, some areas. I have no bars and some I have full. This app would be usefull to me.

I know it didn't start on this site but Why oh Why does EVERY story surrounding a controversy have to end in "Gate." Way over used. I actually heard Pigeon Gate this morning. ugh.

My turn. AT&T= SignalGate or CallDropGate. But those can be used all year round.

Boy do I need this tool.
I live in BFE...I am a high school principal....and I need to know where on campus I can make or receive a phone call on my BB...this tool sounds AWESOME.

Looks like an interesting program to try, would like a copy. besides, we all know that Apple's claims are BS!

I'll take a free copy! This APP looks like it would come in handy at times... My house is a maze of signal issues. Some rooms I can use it, some rooms I can't. And definitely can't use it while holding it to my ear with my shoulder. That's out of the question; so I have to keep it on speakerphone or use my Jawbone.

Does anyone already have this or an app like it? Thoughts?

When I am out in the mountains the T-Mobile coverage varies from one spot to another, sometimes by 10 or 20 feet.

Weak service here in the poconos... Can't wait to see how the signal here really compares to the signal back in NYC! Wonder if the bad service here is the cause of some of my battery problems!

The squeeze the cellphone is helping adolescents boys around the world with thier favorite past time.

seems like an extremely cool idea, I have several blackout spots throughout my house... this could potentially be useful

That would be nice to have. This would be great to see the areas around my work place, signal is up and down all day. Sign me up please.

Sounds like a great app - I would like to be able to map the signal strength in my area of the Great White North.........seems to be flaky for no apparent reason.

thanx Ken.

How different is this from the free CellMon utility ? I use that when I travel to log signal strength when we do campus Cellular buildouts ..

This would be another handy tool to have as well

Since I started my new job, everyone around me uses an Iphone or a Droid phone. It is very strange because I have tried both platforms, and perhaps if I was 16 & a huge Justin Bieber fan, I would find these phones "really cool"

However, I use my Blackberry Curve 8900 and I love this phone. Ever since I was introduced to Blackberry back in 2005 I have been hooked. It helps that I don't like Steve Jobs or his products, but the Blackberry is more for an educated person...while the Iphone & Droid phones are really for the unwashed masses.

Nice application.... this one help BB user to get high signal... thanks for helping BB user... Thanks BBC for more helping us....

I'm in a kind of low coverage area at my house so this would be great to know where to sit my phone to receive calls.

The dinosaurs would like antennagate to check their signal strength, and also monitor incoming asteroids. They also think antennae make them look distinguished.

Can I have a copy please? I'm meeting my bud, Steve, for a coffee on Saturday and I know he's like to see what a real phone is like. Many Thanks!

I NEED to try! I'm constantly searching for signal in my house, it drives me bonkers!

Thanksssssss again for another great contest, CB!!!

I really dont know if signal bars on any phone are totally accurate, Ive been with ATT and now Verizon and with both carriers Ive been able to make calls with hardly no bars, and not make calls with 5bars, in short does it really matter what the meter says, as long as you can make that call...

Antennagate aside, This looks like a great tool to track your coverage in the areas that you travel most. Would be great for anticipating what sort of signal you can expect and plan your usage accordingly. Knowing that you will have better transfer speeds if you wait till you arrive at "X" instead of struggling at "Y" will be a great help in keeping the stress levels low.

Sign me up for a copy

Would love a copy of this. The signal in my house is very shoty, so it would be nice to know where in the house I should have my conversations.

I have pretty good coverage where I am but tracking wifi would be very useful since I just moved and haven't found the optimal spot for my router yet.

Reception in my house stinks. Maybe I could find a better place to use my phone other than the kitchen with my right arm at a 45 degree angle and left leg at a 30.LOL

I have this little deadzone in one spot in my room which is very strange. Weird little nuances of cell coverage...

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I would like to try this app.... and let´s see that BlackBerry is more powerful than Apple :)

searching for a stronger signals in key locations is quite time consuming. this tool would seriously help with productivity haha

I'm in a regional part of the world where good comms are hard to find. I'd love to see just how well the service holds up out of the town and validate my choice in mobile handsets.

That'd be very helpful to know where the signal is the best in my city since it's soo big land wise and varies so much. It'd also be cool to know where my wifi was best at home, mostly just because I'm a nerd like that ;-)