If you're one of the 35,874 people living in the Yukon, you're probably already accustomed to the cellular service situation there.
That is, generally you can find a signal--depending on your carrier--in the major communities, but this signal goes away once you travel the many miles in between these towns.
Yukon remains one of the last great wild places on earth. With a correspondingly small population, it's not surprising that the region isn't blanketed with towers.
Still, your service will depend largely on where you are, exactly, in the province. Read on to learn more about cell phone coverage in the Yukon province.
Coverage in Yukon At-a-Glance
Coverage in Yukon is scant, earning a score of 1 out of 100.
What we love
- Bell and Telus give you the best chance for coverage in the Yukon
What could be improved
- Freedom and Rogers have not made inroads into the province
- Coverage outside of Whitehorse and its immediately surrounding area is a crapshoot
Carrier Network Coverage in Yukon
Telus and Bell provide the best service in the Yukon, though both cover less than 5% of the still untamed province.
Best Coverage in Yukon, Canada by Network
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Cell Phone Coverage in Yukon by Area
The Yukon encompasses a massive 186,943 square miles, much of it still wild. Bell and Telus give you the best chances for coverage, though this amounts to less than 5% of the province's overall area in both cases.
Geographic Area Covered in Yukon, Canada per mi2
Yukon 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 Yukon, Canada (186,943 m2) by 3G/4G LTE
Yukon 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 confirm that Bell and Telus provides the most robust coverage in Yukon, while Rogers and Freedom are absent from the equation.
Big Carriers vs. Small Carriers in Yukon
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:
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.