Best Cell Phone Coverage in Saskatchewan


WhistleOut
31 May 2017

Saskatchewan is home to clean air, pure water, light traffic and, most of all, friendly people. 

Maybe it's the combination of brutally cold winters and sweltering hot summers, but there's a sense in Saskatchewan that we're all in this together, and we're going to treat one another like family. 

Heck, it's the type of place where multiple drivers will stop to help you if you're on the side of the road with a flat. It usually goes something like this: one car stops to help, another stops to make sure the help is going o.k., another car stops to see his buddy Paul is helping out with, and so on.

Saskatchewan residents are mostly collected in the southern part of the province, with the northern portion consisting of dense boreal forests. Keep this in mind when you look at the coverage scores below--they are reflective of the province as a whole. Your coverage will likely be a lot better in Saskatoon than it will be in the untamed north. 

Coverage in Saskatchewan At-a-Glance

Coverage in Saskatchewan earns a score of 30 out of 100. 

What we love
  • Coverage from Telus is the best
  • Bell has coverage similar to Telus
What could be improved
  • Rogers has a very little coverage in the Province
  • Freedom Mobile does not cover Saskatchewan

Three out four of the top carriers offer service in Saskatchewan, while one does not. Telus, Bell, and Rogers will provide the best service throughout the province. 

Coverage by Network in Saskatchewan
Network Percentage of Saskatchewan Covered
Telus 49%
Rogers 25%
Freedom Mobile 0%
Bell 46%
Coverage Summary 30%

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 maps confirms that Telus and Bell will offer the most robust coverage in Saskatchewan, followed by Rogers. Freedom is absent from the equation. 

Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Saskatchewan

Did you know that there are dozens of small carriers that run on the major networks, but charge a fraction of the price for service? These companies are known as Mobile Virtual Network Operators, MVNOs for short. MVNOs purchase network service from the major providers at wholesale prices, then pass the savings on to consumers. 

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 supercharges an already robust comparison engine by allowing you to instantly see what coverage is like at your location. All you have to do is punch in your address and we do the rest. This feature is the first of its kind, and empowers consumers to make better decisions when it comes to wireless. If you need help figuring out how to use it, the GIF below should help: 

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

In addition to showing you a map of your area with the coverage from all four major carriers, we filter through the available cell phone plans and present only those from carriers who provide good reception to you.  


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