Best Cell Phone Coverage in Alberta

31 May 2017

Alberta much to offer it's citizens--scenic landscapes, glorious mountain ranges, diverse wildlife and, fortunately, pretty good cell phone coverage. 

That said, the reception you receive (or not) will depend largely where you are in the province, especially whether you're in a metropolitan region. That's where our animated coverage map comes in.  

Read on to learn more about the best cell phone coverage in Alberta, and where to find it. 

Coverage in Alberta Canada

Coverage in Alberta Canada is average overall, earning a score of 55 out of 100.

What we love
  • Coverage from Telus is above average giving Albertans the most coverage
  • Coverage from Bell is great as well
What could be improved
  • Rogers coverage leaves room for improvement
  • Freedom Mobile has no coverage

The top four major carriers are represented throughout Alberta, as are a multitude of smaller carriers that run on their networks. Telus, Rogers, and Bell generally provide the best coverage in Alberta, while Freedom is absent from the equation. 

Coverage by Network in Alberta Canada
Network Percentage of Alberta Covered
Telus 76%
Rogers 71%
Freedom Mobile 0%
Bell 75%
Coverage Summary 55%

Numbers on a page are one thing, but the coverage maps tell the full story. Fortunately, you don't have to go to all of the carriers' websites to get this information--you can see what the coverage is like from the four majors below: 

The map clearly shows that Telus and Bell lead the way when it comes to coverage, with Rogers following closely behind. Unfortunately, Freedom doesn't provide service in Alberta.

Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Alberta

Just a reminder, the top providers in Alberta also have smaller carriers that piggyback off of their network. These carriers, known as MVNOs, are typically much cheaper than the network they run off of. If you're looking to save a buck or two, it might be worth checking into anMVNO. MVNOs purchase network service from the major providers at wholesale prices, then pass the savings on to consumers. 

If you're interested in the Telus network but are looking for a better deal, you should check out PC Mobile, Koodo, Public Mobile, and PhoneBox. These carriers all run off of the Telus network but have rates at a lower cost.

Getting the Best Plan & Coverage

WhistleOut's new coverage check feature give customers an idea of what coverage is like at your location. Checking your coverage is easy, simply enter in your address and we'll show you what the coverage looks like for you. From there, you'll have the knowledge to select a plan you know will give you the best coverage for your home.

Coverage Map Comparison
Checking coverage at an address in Encinitas across Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and ATT networks

Now that you've got the coverage map at your hands, getting the right cell phone plan has never been this easy. Get off that lousy plan and get hooked up today!

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