Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile, previously known as Wind Mobile, recently announced its quarterly earning and reported wireless revenues of $138 million CAD, ARPU of $36.84, and a small jump in subscribers to reach 1,052,758.
The most important milestone for the carrier in the last three months was the successful launch of its ‘traffic-free’ LTE network in select areas of Toronto and Vancouver. While still a work in progress, Freedom has committed to release new handsets with Band 66 compatibility beyond the LG V20 and ZTE Grand X4.
Prior to Freedom Mobile becoming the carrier it is today, customers who purchased its U.S. Roaming Add-on were connecting to T-Mobile and AT&T while traveling. However, as of December 31st, 2016, T-Mobile has been dropped as a partner and the carrier has selected AT&T is its sole partner for roaming in the United States.
In a statement to MobileSyrup, Freedom Mobile confirmed the news but declined to give further details as to the reasons for T-Mobile being removed.
According to its coverage map, Freedom Mobile and its ‘Away Partners’ — AT&T in the United States and Rogers, Bell and Telus within Canada — now cover 98 percent of the Canadian and American population. Freedom’s U.S. Roaming Add-on is $15 per month or 15¢ per minute, 5¢ per text, and 5¢ per MB.