How to Find Nearby Cell Towers
There are plenty of free resources available to help you find nearby cell towers. Although there might be many located near you, not all of them broadcast the signal your cell phone carrier uses and that you pay to use.
This website is easy to use. Simply provide your city and state, and view search results on a Google Maps display with plotted nearby towers. You can also filter the display to show only towers used by certain carriers, which is helpful because unfiltered results show all towers and not just cell towers.
While using this site, remember that it is comprehensive and includes all towers, even private communications towers or those used by broadcasting (TV, radio) stations. All you need to do is enter your street address and the database will plot nearby towers onto a Google Map. The results also show you the height of the tower, its exact distance from you in miles, history of ownership, owner details, and its address when available.
There are plenty of apps available to help you locate the nearest cell tower. Cell Map is a free Android app that displays your carrier’s towers, the type of signal you are receiving (GSM, LTE, CDMA), and the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) reading in dBm.