Three 3G network coverage API
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The Three coverage API is available via our HTTP POST interface: https://gw.aql.com/three/data_coverage.api.php (or http)
Although we do offer the standard HTTP gateway, we prefer that your application uses the HTTPS gateway as it prevents sensitive details being “sniffed” across the internet.
The gateway expects the following parameters:
Gateway return values
On success, the gateway will return the following parameters
The default format of the retuned data is:
<status>: <description>. <postcode>: <congestion> – <indoor_type>
where the items in angle brackets will be replaced with their actual values.
If the return-mode or return-format parameters are set in the original request, the returned string will be different depending on the format you choose.
Gateway error values
If the call was not successful, the gateway will return the following parameters:
The format of the retuned data is:
where the items in brackets will be replaced with their actual values.
If the return-mode parameter is set to ‘url’, the format of the returned data will be different. See below for details.
Note: *status code 6201 means 3UK 3G Data coverage databases do not contain any information on this particular postcode.