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    How's Freedom treating everyone so far?

    Time to upgrade to a new phone and looking to switch away from Telus. Looks like Freedom has the best pricing for a S10+ by far.. How's Freedom's coverage and LTE speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX_EVOLV View Post
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    How's Freedom treating everyone so far?

    Time to upgrade to a new phone and looking to switch away from Telus. Looks like Freedom has the best pricing for a S10+ by far.. How's Freedom's coverage and LTE speed.
    I assume the back to school specials are making everyone considering Freedom again.

    If you read the last few pages, you'll know that it's cheaper for reason and make sure you can live with it. Coming from Telus, it's a guaranteed downgrade, even with a band 13 phone like S10+.
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    I'm a city dweller and I've been happy with it, especially considering the price.
    I have 13 GB data and unlimited text and talk, think it comes to $57 per month tax in.

    Service is very weak out of town, so it's not the best if you travel lots around the province, not an issue for me.

    Edit: They actually increased it to 15 GB LTE, and then unlimited throttled data
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    I live on the west side of town but still in Calgary, If I am on the phone and drive in springbank there is a 100% chance my call will drop.
    Overall Freedom is 'OK'. I like that for my wife and I its $100/month, my wife complains but the odd dropped call/slower LTE is worth the savings.
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    Call your current provider and tell them you are considering a switch to Freedom and they will likely match whatever Freedom Mobile is offering. Freedom pricing, Rogers/Telus/Fido/Bell/Whatever coverage. Win-win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny View Post
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    Call your current provider and tell them you are considering a switch to Freedom and they will likely match whatever Freedom Mobile is offering. Freedom pricing, Rogers/Telus/Fido/Bell/Whatever coverage. Win-win.
    So they will give you 18GB for $60/mth and free iPhone XR?

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    I'm about to move the old man away from Freedom. I got him on the F&F deal back in 2017 where he got a iPhone 8 and 10GB for $64/month, problem is being in Airdrie he's found that the service is really spotty even with their upgraded network here. Lots of dropped calls, intermittent speeds and delayed texts. Going to move him to the EPP Telus deal for 10GB for $65 a month; yes it's more but at least Telus has been reliable.

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    I just find it amusing that the big boys with their expensive big toys (Porsches, MBs, etc) are so worried about saving $40-50 a month for inferior cell phone service? What gives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyra1ax View Post
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    I'm about to move the old man away from Freedom. I got him on the F&F deal back in 2017 where he got a iPhone 8 and 10GB for $64/month, problem is being in Airdrie he's found that the service is really spotty even with their upgraded network here. Lots of dropped calls, intermittent speeds and delayed texts. Going to move him to the EPP Telus deal for 10GB for $65 a month; yes it's more but at least Telus has been reliable.
    I switched from Freedom to Lucky last month. Pretty good so far.
    Reasons why I left
    -I had an issue 3 years back where customer service essentially did jack-shit for me and told me to pound sand. Cut my service for a week while they "investigated".
    -I moved jobs recently where I'm closer to the interior of the building, I can't get any reception here at all. Even on the roaming network (Rogers) I am unable to receive texts. Very inconvenient especially when so many of my accounts are 2FA by SMS.
    -Maybe it was my phone, but I found I regularly had to do a manual network search after I jumped onto roaming to get back
    -Network congestion was real. Especially at for example Stampede grounds. It did improve over the years though.
    -My plan didn't have any Canada roaming so I was relying on free incoming texts and getting back to people in other ways

    Other things about my experience (been with them since 2010)
    -The speeds were decent when it did work.
    -Never any overage charges, but beware getting dropped to dialup speeds.
    -No idea about dropped calls; I average 15min talk time a month.
    -Making sure you get a phone with all the bands is crucial.
    -They used to have unlimited US roaming but I think that's no longer available on any plan. My original plan included unlimited (back when they partnered T-Mobile) and eventually they changed the T&C's so that it was 1gb full speed on AT&T, and then back to dialup. In general I found that AT&T roaming was significantly worse than T-Mobile days (California and Maui areas)


    Lots of options if you can drop the usage.
    https://www.luckymobile.ca/shop/plans/prepaid
    $50 / 8.5gb (monthly)
    There's a promo to get a $20 Dollarama GC, as well as $25 referral credit (stackable promos)

    Otherwise we've got a local advocate for Public as well (30day subscriptions, so you get screwed on 5 days a year).
    Lots of options depending on usage
    https://www.publicmobile.ca/en/ab/plans


    Both of these have reduced speeds, but good for coverage (Bellus towers)
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    Got 3 freedom codes to bring the $60 plan down to $45.
    PM me if you want the codes, they expire tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    I just find it amusing that the big boys with their expensive big toys (Porsches, MBs, etc) are so worried about saving $40-50 a month for inferior cell phone service? What gives?
    I find people with money tend to be the cheapest people I know haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    So they will give you 18GB for $60/mth and free iPhone XR?
    YMMV but if not, it'll be close enough for those that don't want to sacrifice performance.
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