By Chris Scott Barr
Lately Verizon has gotten pretty bold with their ads, specifically targeting AT&T’s poor coverage. Of course AT&T didn’t take to kindly to their name being tarnished, and threw quite the fit over it. Now that a little time has passed, they’ve composed themselves and decided to take a new course of action. Rather than complain about Verizon picking on them, they’re trying to actually fix the core issue.
iPhone users can now download the free ‘AT&T Mark the Spot’ app, which will let you report to the phone giant whenever you have connection issues. AT&T will then take the information and use it to determine what parts of their network are in need of an upgrade.
The app uses a combination of GPS and cell tower-triangulation in order to determine where you are at the time of signal loss. While this may seem like a Catch-22 (you a signal to report not having any signal) there is a feature that allows you to pinpoint the area you were in at a later time. Thus allowing you to properly report your dropped call, or whatever service issues you were having.