Best Cell Phone Coverage in Nunavut

10 January 2018

Nunavut is as massive as it is remote. 

This vast province comprises a major portion of Northern Canada, making it the fifth-largest country subdivision in the world. Home to expansive tundras, jagged mountains and remote villages, Nunavut is a stunning place indeed. 

As Nunavut residents know, getting cell coverage to parts of the province can verge on the impossible. The maps reflect this reality--read on to check them out and to find a few more specifics on getting coverage. Here's to hoping that Canada's providers build some cellular towers in the province. 

Coverage in Nunavut At-a-Glance

Getting any sort of coverage in Nunavut is difficult. The province earns a coverage score of 0 out of 100. 

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Carrier Network Coverage in Nunavut

Unfortunately, Nunavut is not covered well by any carrier at the moment. However, Rogers gives you the nest chance for coverage in the province. 

Best Coverage in Nunavut, Canada by Network
Network  Covered Area %
Bell 0.27%
Rogers 2.15%
Freedom 0.00%
Telus 0.27%

Cell Phone Coverage in Nunavut by Area

The Nunavut of Canada encompasses 808,595 square miles, with only Rogers, Bell and Telus provide any sort of coverage to it. 

Geographic Area Covered in Nunavut, Canada per mi2
Network Percentage Geographic Area Covered
Bell 0.27% 2159
Rogers 2.15% 250
Freedom 0.00% 0
Telus 0.26% 2159
Coverage data generated November 11st 2017 from carrier maps

Nunavut 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 Nunavut, Canada (808,595 m2) by 3G/4G LTE
Bell Rogers Freedom Telus
3G 2,159 250 0 2,159
4G LTE 15 0 0

Nunavut 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: 

And here is the proof. The sad reality of coverage in Nunavut.

Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Nunavut

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 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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