PassTime GPS Mobile Asset Tracking Solutions
PassTime GPS Mobile Asset Tracking Solutions

Why Your GPS Device Needs a Cellular Network with Extensive Coverage

April 8, 2024

Having reliable GPS devices is only one part of the equation when it comes to optimal GPS tracking. The network the GPS tracker uses is an essential part of providing up-to-date coverage regardless of where your assets go. Here’s what to look for when choosing a cellular network provider for your GPS asset-management system or for your GPS devices. 

Cellular networks are ideal for GPS tracking

To get the most out of your GPS device, a cellular network that has the capacity and ability to track vehicles in real time is ideal. When you’re using a GPS tracker for cars or any other type of mobile asset, your device is constantly transferring low to medium amounts of data as the asset moves. With an extensive network of cellular towers across the country, there’s less concern about your GPS tracker looking for a signal. That means lower power consumption and higher efficiency, along with better location data and performance, which allows your GPS device to last longer and operate more efficiently.

A cellular network with extensive coverage is key

Not all cellular networks are created equally, and a network with extensive coverage is important. National networks like AT&T and Verizon provide some of the best network coverage in the country. When you use AT&T and Verizon GPS trackers that work with their cellular networks, you’re getting real-time tracking across a wide geographic area, covering over 99% of the United States. With more expansive coverage and fewer “dead spots”, these networks facilitate better location data and more device uptime. They also provide the latest LTE Category M1 networks that are compatible with 5-G devices. Verizon was the first to offer 5G network edge computing with AWS wavelength. AT&T is the most reliable 5G network, based on nationwide GWS drive-test data, creating an excellent network for AT&T wireless GPS tracking.

 “The LTE-M network is designed specifically for the Internet of Things (IoT) and enables lower costs, compact modules, reduced power consumption and the ability to connect in hard-to-reach locations with carrier-grade security,” according to Joe Mosele, vice president, IoT Solutions, AT&T. Whether you’re using AT&T GPS trackers or Verizon GPS trackers, they both provide low power consumption from the device as well as network longevity in using some of the newest network technology available.

PassTime offers AT&T and Verizon network coverage for expanded coverage

All of PassTime’s devices—Trax, Select GPS, Elite, InTouch and Encore use AT&T and Verizon networks for optimal coverage. They’re 5G compatible and run on the Category M1 network, giving them the ability to transfer up to 1 megabit per second and providing ultimate location accuracy at the fastest speeds. With AT&T wireless GPS tracking, our battery-powered GPS device, Encore, lasts longer, which means you don’t have to charge it as often. Using this extensive network, our Verizon and AT&T GPS trackers can accommodate local variables, switching to the network that has the best connection. Working with networks with exceptional coverage is just the beginning; we’re also committed to exceptional customer service, 100% device reliability and commitment to compliance.

Interested in PassTime’s reliability and extensive network coverage? Contact us for a quote.

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