CarrierCompare: Which Telco Works Best For You?


Screen shot | BIG_MOUSE | CarrierComp available on the iTunes Store

Screen shot | BIG_MOUSE | CarrierComp available on the iTunes Store

See description by the developer of this free, ad-supported iPhone app (SwayMarkets Inc) in the screen shot above.

CarrierCompare supposedly judges the network providers by comparing ‘Signal Strength’, ‘3G/ Internet Speed’, and ‘Response/ Latency’. Rather interesting app, but I am not sure how accurate the results are though. Do note that this app requires location data. And unless you want to test the performance of your WiFi network, the app works better (and more accurately of course) with your WiFi connection switched off.

On a random note, I find it interesting how the 3 coloured dots logo of this app (almost) summarises the 2 bigger telcos in Singapore even though it is not locally created.

  • Green – StarHub
  • Red – SingTel
  • No orange dot in the logo for M1 though.🙂

The developer has another app, Data Monitor, for subscribers who like to use their bundled data right up to the telco-imposed limit. However, the app does not seem to be working properly though. (Edit: Yay! It’s working fine now. This app is good as it allows me to set a monthly automatic reset based on my billing cycle)

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