Keep track of what your phone is doing with Cellular Live Tile

For those of you who like to keep tabs of what your phone is doing and what cellular networks it’s talking to, you may want to pick up Cellular Live Tile to keep him out of trouble.

The app is simple enough yet well laid out and takes advantage of the doublewide tile for Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 users out there. It simply displays your phone’s current status: Data, Roaming, Speed, Network Type and Operator on the Tile, which also flips with more info.

In of itself that’s quite useful but what we truly like about this app is the customization that it allows. Don’t want data showing? Just disable it. Need to see the network type? Flip it a switch and it’ll show you. Want to choose the Tile’s color? Go right ahead.

It can even show your phone as an image on the tile because it has 50 mini Windows Phone icons built in. We have a white Lumia 920 and sure enough, our Live Tile now shows a mini White Lumia 920. Find such frippery cheesy? Just disable it and you’ll have a more Metro experience with just data showing.

Tapping the tile itself will bring you to your device’s Phone area, allowing you to quickly manipulate settings with just a screen press.

The app seems idea for those who switch SIMs often, who roam or who just want a nicely laid out data tile on their screen.

Cellular Live Tile has a free trial and will work on Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 devices. It does fetch for a$1.99, which is a tad high in our opinion, but if you need it, it’s there. And due to the nice functionality of the app and design, we’re okay with throwing $2 to the dev.

Thanks, Rodney, for the tip

QR: Cell Live Tile

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.