Top Canadian Mobile Phone Companies with Their Parent Companies

December 21, 2017  

There are multiple mobile phone companies in Canada. Those companies change names time to time, also some close and some open. So which is which ?  Who is who ? Is there any parent company beyond them ?

Let me share a top Canadian mobile phone companies list here (By 2017 Dec), so that we can search out information when we want to register in one of them, such as network coverage, real parent company…

For example, when we see a promo plan from Koodo Mobile, we’d better know their real coverage. We can not simply check their advertisement. But when we know its parent company is Telus, then we know the coverage might not bad.

 

Mobile Company

Parent Company

Users (Subscriptions)

Coverage % of Canadian Population

Rogers, Fido, Chatr

Rogers Communications

10625000

LTE: 95%
HSPA+: 97%
GSM: 97%

Bell, Virgin, Lucky

BCE Inc

9008273

LTE: 97%
HSPA+: 98%

Telus, Koodo, Public

Telus Corp.

8824000

LTE: 97%
HSPA+: 98%

Freedom

Shaw Communications

1147173

LTE: Toronto, Ottawa, London, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
HSPA+: 98%

(By 2016 Q3)

(Data is from Wikipedia)

 

By the way, there are some other companies as resellers or mobile virtual network operators, such as 7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless, currently seems all of them are using 3 top mobile companies’ network.

For example:

7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless:  Rogers

DCI Wireless: Telus

Execulink Mobility: Bell

PC Mobile: Bell and Telus

Petro-Canada Mobility: Rogers

Zoomer Wireless: Rogers

Good2go: Rogers

KORE: Rogers