Freedom Mobile expands LTE network to cover the western Greater Toronto Area [Map]

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  • Both Wellesley and King subway stations have had WIND/Freedom Mobile coverage since it launched; I wonder if this means they’re launching LTE in those stations?

    • somebody else

      In due time, that’s all the info we as customers have.

  • Khalid .

    Hurry up with your VoWiFi already!

    • Brandon Arneson

      I also want VoWIfi for calls and texts as well it would come in handy at the underground LRT stations here where theres no signal but theres wifi available which means i can use my phone with no signal, that would be awesome!

  • Andrew English

    I think you mean those towers are already HSPA+ already (aka 4G) not 3G. I know for a fact they are effeminately not 3G!

  • Andrew English

    Also to note there aren’t as many users on Freedom’s LTE network because of the small select in devices that are supported, so your speed test is really not a fair one until 90% of Freedom’s customers are using it.

    • Brandon Arneson

      There wont be 90% of freedoms customers on the network because your being forced to give up your plan and switch to an lte plan and upgrade phones. Since the lte plan doesnt have free roaming in canada and the usa like my everywhere55 plan i will not be switching plans or upgrading my phone thats just over a year old

    • Techguru86

      You’ll need to have a band 66 device to get lte, it’s not them forcing you, it’s a spectrum requirement

    • Brandon Arneson

      Yes i know that but the fact that you need to change plans is also a deal breaker so it isnt worth it for me since i have a plan that gives me free canada and usa roaming and im not giving that plan up and upgrading phones just for lte

    • Techguru86

      they will more than likely bring out a Everywhere LTE plan, but it may go up in price who knows, still more affordable then everyone else

    • somebody else

      It might be $65/month, but for the ones desiring LTE and HSPA+, it will be big time value. By that time, if and when the CRTC mandates the cartel (robellus) drop prices by $50%, the larger carriers will be charging 1980’s prices.

    • iTeodoro

      1980’s prices???

    • somebody else

      It was close to $900/month around that time, maybe less. I was born in the 80’s and can remember people carrying around blocks that resemble those larger two-way radios we use at work now.

    • iTeodoro

      Oh ok…I was born in the 90’s 🙂 Yeah…I think they had weird phones back in the days with those antennas. 😛

    • iTeodoro

      I have the Smartphone 50 plan where I get 10GB plus 10GB of Unlimited US Talk, Text, and Data…I am not switching my 20GB data plan for LTE. I have a good plan that does not exist now.

    • Brandon Arneson

      I pay $10 extra to get 3gb of extra high speed data for the home network on my everywhere55 plan and that gives me 11gb total which is more than enough for me before throttling since i need to make 50% of my use on the home network to keep this plan and i always use more than 2gb of data on the day my billing cycle restarts so i can go out of Edmonton or the 5 surrounding cites and roam for free without worrying about losing the plan. Id take free canada and usa roaming in one plan over a plan thst has only usa roaming because i have never gone to the usa so canada roaming with 1gb high speed data,unlimited canada and usa texts&MMS then 2400 canada and usa calling minutes is the better deal since i use it more.

    • Brandon Arneson

      Using more than 2gb of data every month is so easy in Edmonton and the 5 surrounding cities in alberta that i live by because i get up to 15.40mbps download and 4.40mbps upload at any time of the day on the 3G home network thanks to the june2016 hardware upgrades.

    • iTeodoro

      Oh ok…I will keep my plan.

    • somebody else

      As more switch to the LTE network, it will free bandwidth up on the 3G network, making it much faster.

    • iTeodoro

      Yeah! Hopefully! But I might switch when I am forced to do so. So I am enjoying it while I am still on their 3G network. 🙂

    • somebody else

      I don’t think anyone will be forced to switch. It’s good that a carrier has fall-back networks in the event of a disaster.

    • iTeodoro

      Yeah 🙂

  • Andrew English

    I think you mean those towers are already HSPA+ already (aka 4G) not 3G. I know for a fact they are definitely not 3G!

    • specialk2000

      Technically HSPA+ is 3G, court battle (I believe) allowed for company’s to call it 4G. You don’t see it outside North America being called that as far as I am aware.

    • somebody else

      4G/3G/H+/WCDMA/HSPA+ is all the same, depending on what device you use, if it’s on an HSPA+ network.

  • Brandon Arneson

    I am not losing my Everywhere55 plan with Free Canada and USA Roaming and upgrading from my Moto E(2nd Gen) thats just over a year old just to get LTE Access, no thanks, the 3G network is awesome in Edmonton,Sherwood Park,St Albert,Fort Saskatchewan,Nisku and Leduc which are all places covered by Freedom and I get up to 15.40mbps download and 4.40mbps upload speed at any time of the day not just at night or early in the morning.

  • Are the big 3’s LTE speeds slower in Toronto than elsewhere? I can get over 100Mbps in London, using my Pixel On Bell.

    • somebody else

      Guess they are. During peak times that is. Those with big balances in their bank accounts don’t complain about overages. Ever.

  • Thomas C. Riddell

    I’d Rather say on 3G I have Grandfather Plan and will stay on it till they kick me off .

    • Brandon Arneson

      Im staying on my Everywhere55 plan with free canada and usa roaming and they will never kick us off our plans

    • Thomas C. Riddell

      I am 29.00 Plan Unlimited Local Calling on the Network Unlimited Data

    • Brandon Arneson

      Cool.

    • Stephen B Morris

      Never say never. There is nothing​ stopping Shaw or any carrier from changing the plans or pricing of grandfathered plans. As long as they give notice, they can do it. People will be extremely angry though.

    • somebody else

      A neighbour of mine has been with freedom (then wind) since their inception, and they haven’t changed the pricing of the grandfathered plan.

    • Stephen B Morris

      And that’s great. They should enjoy the savings. I’m just saying that if Freedom or Rogers or Koodo or whomever decides to change their minds in regards to their old grandfathered plans, they can. Just because they haven’t done it doesn’t mean that they won’t do it in the future if they get greedy enough.

    • somebody else

      Telus is koodo, and i’m not sure if they change grandfathered plans.

  • john smith

    freedom might be smart to offer wearables plans… and lte watches

    • somebody else

      The plans are the same regardless what device you use, as long as it takes a SIM and it’s compatible.

  • Adnan Zamir

    If I jump on the new LTE plans, will I forfeit the$250 dollars tab included in my grandfathered plan?

    • somebody else

      Best to ask freedom that. Hit them up on either twitter or facebook via direct message.