Help us map wireless service in Canada

At MobileSyrup, we love mobile and everything to do with it. However, finding reliable and useful information on Canada’s wireless landscape is an extreme chore.

According to the latest statistics from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), there are over 28 million wireless subscribers in Canada, but it’s difficult to know what networks and devices those subscribers use. When governing bodies and private companies publish reports that provide this type of information, they become outdated the moment they hit the newswire. Canadians deserve better, which is why we’ve decided to create a real-time map of Canada’s wireless landscape.

The “Canadian Mobile Landscape” is a heat map that focusses on providing an up-to-date look at the growing state of wireless in Canada. The map is cookie-based, but we don’t collect any personal information like your name, email or phone number. To participate, simply answer a number of questions that relate to the carrier, device, model and operating system you’re currently using.

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The results are displayed in a circular formation that shows the top carriers, manufacturers and the most used OS. The colours represent specific carriers or designated brands, which can be changed by the clicking the various categories on the left-hand side.

Here is the list of carriers and associated colours:
– Rogers, Fido, Chatr (Red)
– Telus, Koodo, Public Mobile (Green)
– Bell, Virgin (Blue)
– Wind Mobile (Orange)
– SaskTel (Grey)
– MTS (Dark Blue)
– Eastlink (Purple)
– Videotron (Yellow)
– Tbaytel (Brown)
– Other

When you scroll over each carrier, it will reveal the number of devices or the OS that users have inputted into the Canadian Mobile Landscape directory.

The goal is to have a real-time, coast-to-coast, continuously updated view of wireless in Canada. We hope you like it and find it useful. Please post a comment and let us know what other features you’d like to see so we can better serve the mobile community.

[source] Canadian Mobile Landscape [/source]