Locate Towers in Your Areawww.cellreception.com/towers/. Mobiledia has done the dirty work for you by not only digging through the FCC's database of registered towers, but also keeping track of non-registered towers, all of which are plotted using Google Maps. Just type in your city and state and click the Go button. Another great cell tower database is AntennaSearch.
The results can be broken down by carrier, including AT&T, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, or you can choose to view all towers, or any combination thereof. It's important to note here that carriers often sell or rent towers to other companies. To get a better idea of the local coverage, click on the Comments tab to see what others in your area have to say.
Avoid Dead Spots
This is where www.signalmap.com comes in. This community driven site pinpoints dead spots all around the country based on user submissions, which you can categorize by "All," "T-Mobile," "AT&T," "Verizon," "Sprint," "Alltel," and "Other." In addition to dead spot locations, the site shows the average signal strength measured in bars.
Do Cell Phone Towers Pose a Health Risk?Depending on your level of paranoia, perhaps you'd rather get as far away from cell phone towers and mobile phones as possible. There have been a number of studies attempting to link cell phone usage with various types of cancers, and the largest study to date on the topic was released earlier today. Unfortunately, the ambitious research project conducted by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) doesn't provide very many answers. IARC director Christopher Wild told Reuters that the results didn't allow the agency to conclude that any risks associated with mobile phone use exists, but "it is also premature to say that there is no risk associated with it." Helpful, isn't it? You can read more about the study here.
Which wireless carrier do you go through? Are you happy with the coverage in your area?