1. belodion's Avatar
    An interesting and useful app, free and without ads, not available in my country, but available on Android and iOS in the Land of the Free.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.samknows.fcc
    04-12-2021 07:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I installed it!
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    04-12-2021 08:15 PM
  3. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Seems really useful if you are stateside
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    04-12-2021 10:52 PM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah, wow thanks! Just downloaded it on my phone, and iPad as well! I appreciate it! Nice looking and performing app indeed!
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    04-13-2021 04:47 AM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I tried it, and I think I'll stick with Ookla's Speedtest app. The FCC app is just plain Jane and doesn't allow you to view any coverage maps like you can with Speedtest. The FCC app does have the option to automatically scan in the background and report results back to the FCC to verify provider claims, but that's not a real concern for me.
    04-13-2021 07:25 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I tried it, and I think I'll stick with Ookla's Speedtrest app. The FCC app is just plain Jane and doesn't allow you to view any coverage maps like you can with Speedtest. The FCC app does have the option to automatically scan in the background and report results back to the FCC to verify provider claims, but that's not a real concern for me.
    I think they're hoping the coverage maps improve over time as more people use it. It's true that it's pretty plain, but I'm using it more for the benefit of improving overall broadband. If I want to check speeds, I typically just use Netflix's Fast.com site, or the speed test that's built into the Google app (for which they partner with M-Lab).
    04-13-2021 11:58 AM
  7. eric002's Avatar
    I think they're hoping the coverage maps improve over time as more people use it. It's true that it's pretty plain, but I'm using it more for the benefit of improving overall broadband. If I want to check speeds, I typically just use Netflix's Fast.com site, or the speed test that's built into the Google app (for which they partner with M-Lab).
    , Honestly, I went back to the Speedtest app by Ookla myself.
    04-13-2021 05:53 PM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    I’ve just read that it’s not new, as I mistakenly said in my original post - now edited - but has existed since 2013. If I remember right, it was all about 3G and HSPA and H+ in those days, in the UK at least, but I’m not sure that I do remember right. That was the year before my first smartphone.
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    04-13-2021 06:21 PM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    I’ve just read that it’s not new, as I mistakenly said in my original post - now edited - but has existed since 2013.
    Yeah, it's all good man! I actually went back to the original ookla speed test app because it's got nicer graphics It's part of the GUI and well that's about it lol.
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    04-13-2021 06:24 PM
  10. jeff275's Avatar
    I installed it when it was first released because I wanted the FCC to know how much "broadband" underperformed. Clearly, it didn't do any good.
    belodion likes this.
    04-14-2021 10:10 AM
  11. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I installed it when it was first released because I wanted the FCC to know how much "broadband" underperformed. Clearly, it didn't do any good.
    But it was amazing success for NSA citizen voluntary self-identification program. LOL
    04-14-2021 12:32 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    11 posts in -- that took a bit longer than I expected!
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    04-14-2021 04:39 PM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    11 posts in -- that took a bit longer than I expected!
    I’m sorry, that’s just hilarious!
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    04-14-2021 07:34 PM
  14. Chuckcell's Avatar
    So what's the story with this FCC test?
    Would be nice, IMHO, iff the app would send results back to the FCC and the FCC would get after ISPs for not keeping up their end of the contract - adequate speed 24/7.
    But ... I don't see anything in the app that says who or when the results gets collated.
    Seems like a scam.
    04-18-2021 05:52 AM
  15. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    So what's the story with this FCC test?
    Would be nice, IMHO, iff the app would send results back to the FCC and the FCC would get after ISPs for not keeping up their end of the contract - adequate speed 24/7.
    But ... I don't see anything in the app that says who or when the results gets collated.
    Seems like a scam.
    Did you even explore the settings in the app? If you had you would have found .....
    04-18-2021 06:20 AM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    So what's the story with this FCC test?
    Would be nice, IMHO, iff the app would send results back to the FCC and the FCC would get after ISPs for not keeping up their end of the contract - adequate speed 24/7.
    But ... I don't see anything in the app that says who or when the results gets collated.
    Seems like a scam.
    I merged your thread into the one I started a little while ago.

    Don't worry, it's not a scam.
    Smokeaire01 likes this.
    04-18-2021 05:33 PM
  17. Mooncatt's Avatar
    ...and the FCC would get after ISPs for not keeping up their end of the contract - adequate speed 24/7.
    Kind of hard to go after carriers for that, when no such terms exists in the contracts. For example, here's a relevant section under Verizon's terms of service.FCC Speed Test App-screenshots_2021-04-18-23-08-59.jpg
    04-18-2021 11:11 PM
  18. Chuckcell's Avatar
    I looked at the export option. Did not see anything there except to save the results.
    04-20-2021 06:11 AM
  19. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Of course, but there are also "implied contracts". And I think a very good argument could be made that a consumer expected cell phone service to replicate landline service. If the early PRs on cell service were studied that implication would be there.
    04-20-2021 06:15 AM
  20. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Forgot to say - Thanks for the merge!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    04-20-2021 06:45 AM
  21. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Of course, but there are also "implied contracts". And I think a very good argument could be made that a consumer expected cell phone service to replicate landline service. If the early PRs on cell service were studied that implication would be there.
    Implied contracts, at least in Verizon's case, are not applicable either, as those are also expressly denied in the section I posted.

    It is in the carrier's best interest to maintain high quality service, but that does not automatically make it contractual with their customers.
    04-20-2021 06:48 AM

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