Best Cell Phone Coverage in Northwest


WhistleOut
31 May 2017

If you're living in the amazingly remote Northwestern Territories, your daily challenges are undoubtedly a lot different than most of ours--traffic and noise are likely not among them. 

Totally wild and unspoiled, the NW Territories are home to only 41,786 residents. With such a small population and such an untamed landscape, it's perhaps not surprising that cell phone coverage is not the best in the province. 

This is changing though as carriers work to install cellular towers farther and farther north. Check out the coverage map of the Northwest Territories below and read on to learn more about coverage in the region. If you're living in the wild north, you need a carrier that's got you're back, even in the harshest of conditions.  

Coverage in Northwest Territories At-a-Glance

Coverage in Northwest Territories is scant, earning a score of 3 out of 100. 

What we love
  • Telus may provide the best coverage in the Northwest Territories
  • Bell is the second best carrier in the Northwest Territories
What could be improved
  • Rogers does not provide coverage in the Northwest Territories
  • Freedom Mobile does not provide coverage in the Northwest Territories

Telus and Bell provide the best coverage to the NWT, while Freedom and Rogers are absent from the equation. 

Coverage by Network in Northwest Territories
Network Percentage of Northwest Territories Covered
Telus 8%
Rogers 0%
Freedom 0%
Bell 7%
Coverage Summary 3%

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 confirm that Telus and Bell provide the most robust coverage to the NWT. 

Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Northwest Territories

So now that you've seen there is a bit of coverage in Northwest Territories, getting the best plan is the next step. There are several carriers that run off of the back of the main four carrier and they generally offer rates significantly lower monthly rates than the top four carriers. These carriers are called MVNOs for short or Mobile Virtual Network Operators in full. Essentially, MVNOs purchase network service from the major providers at wholesale prices, then pass the savings on to consumers. 

If you're interested in using Telus or Bell, you can switch to carriers that use their service but offer cheaper rates. For example, if you were hoping to use Bell Mobile, you should also look into Virgin Mobile. If you were hoping to use Telus, you might consider checking out PC Mobile, Koodo, Public Mobile, and PhoneBox as they all run off of the Telus network.

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