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are there apps to get connected cell information over the top of the home screen

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by jraju, Jan 14, 2022 at 6:53 AM.

  1. jraju

    jraju Newbie
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    Hi,
    I used to get the tower connection information on old nokia,which was helpful during train journey to know the place in the journey without looking outside the train.
    This was very useful, but latest android mobiles are not giving this information , called cell broadcast information on home screen.
    Are there apps or widget that shows in letters kind of moving letters repeatedly denoting the tower the cell is connected like the nokia lower end phone .
    Is any permission needed to have those information from the service provider of the towers to get it on android.
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I had that in the 90s on an Ericsson phone. It would show things like BS A, BS C, RG A. BA B, etc. Which was abbreviated postcodes from the network. However it was only on Vodafone, and not Cellnet, those been the two carriers in the UK at the time.

    There's an app called Cellular-Z, that will give you a load of information about your cellular network, including locations, maps, etc.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=make.more.r2d2.cellular_z&hl=en_US&gl=US

    This is what I see on my phone.
    Screenshot_20220114-210228_Cellular-Z.jpg
     
    #2 mikedt, Jan 14, 2022 at 8:17 AM
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2022 at 8:23 AM
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  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

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  4. jraju

    jraju Newbie
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    I will try cellular z.
    As you say, I do not want to click the app to know the tower,
    It appeared in the home screen , as a moving information always.
    Is that the phone manufacturer and the sim provider has to agree to the display?
    or is it independent device factor
     
  5. jraju

    jraju Newbie
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  6. jraju

    jraju Newbie
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    This is a chance app, that does the job. Ofcourse, you have to give permission and slight settings to include the cell name to the General, Notification and overlay settings. Now, my handset showing the required information
     
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