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OpenSignal and Optus Cell towers

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dave Kimble, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Dave Kimble

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    I live in Australia and have a new Optus X Start, which runs Nougat Go version.
    I have a very poor signal at home, so I have an external Yagi antenna with a booster/repeater, that gets me 5 bars.
    When I use OpenSignal to fine tune the direction of my Yagi, it tells me it is connected to an Optus cell tower located in dense rainforest in a National Park, with a cell id and LAC. I don't believe this is correct.
    I can't find anything relating these cell id and LAC numbers to any Optus list of towers in Australia.
    Can anyone guide me to how to find which tower I'm connected to?

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  3. Dave Kimble

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    Trying OpenSignal on 3 smartphones and a tablet (without a SIM):

    Model Cell ID LAC Dir Tower
    Optus X: 177035542 37265 NW Optus wrong
    Samsung : 43021 7046 N Optus wrong
    ZTE Blade: 146506497 28792 S Telstra
    Xgody V7: no towers
    Can anyone find these Cell Ids or LACs?

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