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 5 out of 100.
What we love
- Coverage from Bell is the best, although not very good
- Coverage from Telus matches that of Bell
What could be improved
- Freedom Mobile does not provide service
- Rogers is not available in Yukon
Two out four of the top carriers offer service in Yukon, while two do not. Telus and Bell will provide the best service throughout the Yukon, leaving Rogers and Freedom with some catching up to do.
Coverage by Network in Yukon
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.