• A Random Round-up of Freedom Mobile News



    Some news items of note related to Canada's last-standing upstart carrier (because Vidéotron is only available in Québec):

    iPhone 8 Promotion

    Freedom is once again offering the iPhone 8 for $0 down with their 10GB monthly plan. To be clear, this is a hardware deal only; you can get the 10GB data-only plan (plus unlimited global SMS) with any phone, including your own. What you also get with this deal is a $929 CAD 64GB iPhone 8 for only $360—that is, $15/month for 24 months. Not bad.

    Freedom Coming Soon to The Mobile Shop

    A pilot project will see Freedom plans and devices available at 13 Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore and T&T locations, through existing kiosks branded as The Mobile Shop. I had always assumed that these kiosks were owned and operated directly by the Big Three; in this case I'm happy to have been proven wrong.

    Shaw Earnings Call

    Shaw Communications, FM's parent company, will be holding their quarterly earnings call today at 9am Eastern. If there's anything newsworthy to report I'll do just that via the Howard Forums news round-up later this afternoon.

    And Finally...

    Not to be a Debbie Downer or anything but I feel obliged to disclose that I'm no longer a Freedom Mobile customer. Along with the expected issues pertaining to signal penetration into the back rooms of restaurants and basements, my girlfriend and I have been noticing increasingly bad latency even where the signal is strong.

    Here's the part where you say: "I told you so..."

    Sources: iPhone in Canada (1) (2), Shaw Newsroom

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    Comments 7 Comments
    1. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
      TwitchyPuppy -
      That’s a REALLY nice deal! Especially with that much subsidy on the phone

      I hope they’ll entice more customers so they make enough money to expand their Home network to Quebec (like Chatr did)!


      Sent from my iPhone X on Fido’s network using Tapatalk Beta.
    1. Jonavin's Avatar
      Jonavin -
      Andrew, I thought you would’ve left WIND/Freedom long ago. I still hang onto the old $15 F&F plan just to see how things are lrogressing and I’m not seeing any improvements. I am glad I took most of my lines to PM then Koodo. Where did you go?

      I still have friends on Freedom and it seems to work out well for them. So it’s still YMMV. The iPhone deal is a good one if you are lucky enough to have strong signal.

      Freedom isn’t even the worts for me. Rogers is still worst than any other carrier for me so right now I ignore all carriers/MVNO except those on the the Bellus network.
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jonavin View Post
      Rogers is still worst than any other carrier for me so right now I ignore all carriers/MVNO except those on the the Bellus network.
      Ditto for me; Rogers of late has the slowest LTE, at least of the places in Toronto that I frequent.

      Anyway, I went from Koodo to Freedom last December during the 10GB madness, but this week signed on with Virgin Mobile. And now all is well again.
    1. Samshares's Avatar
      Samshares -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      Ditto for me; Rogers of late has the slowest LTE, at least of the places in Toronto that I frequent.

      Anyway, I went from Koodo to Freedom last December during the 10GB madness, but this week signed on with Virgin Mobile. And now all is well again.
      were you using a B66 phone?
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      A OnePlus 5T—so, yes?
    1. Mr.Peppermint's Avatar
      Mr.Peppermint -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      Freedom is once again offering the iPhone 8 for $0 down with their 10GB monthly plan.
      Once again?
      This has been in market promo since Dec 2017
    1. Samshares's Avatar
      Samshares -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Peppermint View Post
      Once again?
      This has been in market promo since Dec 2017
      More like they have once again asked a new site to cover it lol