Best Cell Phone Coverage in Saskatchewan

17 January 2018

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 serviceable score of 39 out of 100. Longtime local player SaskTel covers more of the province than any of its competitors (though Telus and Bell are close). 

What we love
  • Local player SaskTel provides the best coverage to Saskatchewan
  • Telus and Bell the next best coverage options for Saskatchewan
What could be improved
  • Freedom's network absent in the province
  • Coverage in Saskatchewan's untamed north spotty to nonexistent 

Carrier Network Coverage in Saskatchewan

SaskTel provides the best coverage to Saskatchewan, followed by Telus and Bell. Rogers is in the game, while Freedom is a non-player. 

Best Coverage in Saskatchewan, Canada by Network
Network  Covered Area %
Bell 53.38%
Rogers 22.10%
Freedom 0.00%
Telus 53.38%
SaskTel 55.10%

Cell Phone Coverage in Saskatchewan by Area

Saskatchewan encompasses 253,565 square miles, with SaskTel, Telus and Bell covering the biggest portions of it. 

Geographic Area Covered in Saskatchewan, Canada per mi2
Network Percentage Geographic Area Covered
Bell 53.38% 135,359
Rogers 22.10% 56,048
Freedom 0.00% 0
Telus 53.38% 135,359
SaskTel 55.10% 138,676
Coverage data generated November 11st 2017 from carrier maps

Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan, Canada (253,565 m2) by 3G/4G LTE
Bell Rogers Freedom Telus SaskTel
3G 132,893 52,051 0 132,893 138,676
4G LTE 135,359 56,048 0
135,359 138,676

Saskatchewan 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: 

The maps confirms that Telus and Bell will offer the most robust coverage in Saskatchewan, followed by Rogers. Not pictured is coverage leader SaskTel. 

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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