Best Cell Phone Coverage in New Brunswick

10 January 2018

Home to winding rivers, pine forest, gentle mountains and the stunning Bay of Fundy, the province of New Brunswick is surprisingly geographically diverse given its diminutive size. 

Not only is New Brunswick chocked full of unspoiled wilds, but generally decent cell phone coverage. The majority of the major carriers cover over 75% of the province, meaning that you're likely to find reception no matter where you are, depending on which network you're on. 

The coverage situation is of course a bit nuanced, so read on to learn more about who provides the best cell phone coverage in New Brunswick, and where. 

Coverage in New Brunswick Canada

Coverage in New Brunswick earns a respectable coverage score of 45 out of 100.

What we love
  • Bell provides the best coverage
  • Telus and Rogers strong as well
What could be improved
  • Freedom Mobile absent from the province
  • Service in remote natural areas always a challenge

Carrier Network Coverage in New Brunswick

Bell, Telus, and Roger provide great coverage to New Brunswick. Freedom, meanwhile, forgets to show up to the party.

Best Coverage in New Brunswick, Canada by Network
Network  Covered Area %
Bell 71.13%
Rogers 69.05%
Freedom Mobile 0.00%
Telus 71.13%

Cell Phone Coverage in New Brunswick by Area

New Brunswick encompasses 28,205 square miles, with Bell, Telus and Rogers covering the majority of it: 

Geographic Area Covered in New Brunswick, Canada per mi2
Network Percentage Geographic Area Covered
Bell 71.13% 20,063
Rogers 69.05% 19,476
Freedom 0.00% 0
Telus 71.13% 20,063
Coverage data generated November 11st 2017 from carrier maps

Manitoba is covered by both 3G and 4G LTE technology. 3G is the network that some older phones run on, and the one newer 4G LTE-capable devices fall back to when unable to reach a primary network. Here's how much territory the top carriers cover:

Coverage in New Brunswick, Canada (28,205 m2) by 3G/4G LTE
Bell Rogers Freedom Telus
3G 20,063 19,476 0 20,063
4G LTE 18,554 12,966 0

New Brunswick Network Coverage Maps

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: 

Since three out of the four carriers offer similar coverage, there is no clear coverage victor in this New Brunswick. If you're trying to decide on a carrier, Telus, Rogers, and Bell are all solid choices. 

Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in New Brunswick

For your info: There are dozens of small carriers that run on the major networks. These carriers are called MVNOs for short and "Mobile Virtual Network Operators" long. MVNOs purchase network service from the major providers and that's where you come in.

If you're interested in Telus's coverage, for example, but are looking for a better deal, PC Mobile, Koodo, Public Mobile, and PhoneBox are just a few of the smaller providers you'll want to check out. 

Getting the Best Plan & Coverage

WhistleOut's new coverage check feature is an epic search engine that will show you what carriers cover your address. Once you run your search, we'll filter through the available cell phone plans and present only those from carriers who provide good reception to you.

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

Finding out coverage is super easy... enter your address, run the search, compare results, buy happy.

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