Soon you’ll be able to grab a Freedom Mobile phone while picking up a video game. Canada’s largest video game retailer is becoming an authorized retail partner with Freedom Mobile, according to an internal document sourced by MobileSyrup.
On February 28th, 21 EB Games locations in Ontario will begin selling ZTE Grand X4, Samsung J1, Sony Xperia XA and Sony Xperia Ultra devices in a dedicated Freedom Mobile display within the store.
Additionally, to celebrate the launch Freedom is offering customers who activate a Sony phone at EB Games a $100 in-store credit for a Playstation 4 or a $50 credit if they purchase a ZTE or Samsung phone. The offer runs from launch to March 14th
This isn’t the first time Freedom Mobile (once known as Wind Mobile) partnered with a notable retail chain. In 2010, the carrier operated over 100 kiosks located within Blockbuster stores. The video store eventually went out of business, however, due to the rise of digital content platforms — a trend which is also occurring in the games industry.
There is no indication in the document as to when or if Freedom plans to expand this partnership past Ontario to the rest of its coverage footprint.
The list of EB Games stores at launch is as follows:
- Trinity Commons St 2248 — 150 Great Lakes Drive, Brampton
- Bramalea City Centre — 25 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
- Highway 7 & Airport Rd (1700) — 2880 Queen St. East, Brampton
- Queen’s Square Centre — 181 North Queen Street, Etobicoke
- Stone Road Mall — 435 Stone Road, Guelph
- Kanata Entertainment Centrum — 501 Earl Grey Drive, Kanata
- Fairview Park — 2960 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener
- Markville Shopping Ctr St 0811 — 5000 Hwy 7 East, Markham
- Square One Shopping Centre — 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
- Viewmount Centre — 1719 Merivale Road, Nepean
- Place D’Orleans II — 110 Place D’Orleans Drive, Orleans
- Orleans Centre — 3890 Innes Rd, Orleans
- Ottawa Train Yards — 500 Terminal Ave, Ottawa
Freedom Mobile has over 1,052,758 wireless subscribers and recently launched its LTE network in Toronto and Vancouver.