New iPhones support Band 66, but Freedom hasn’t confirmed availability

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  • Sanjay Kumar

    Apple won’t officially launch new iPhones for Freedom Mobile. It will be BYOD options for consumers who wants to use their iPhones with Freedom Mobile. Wind was better name.

    • specialk2000

      What makes you think they won’t? If not at launch, it will happen once the 700Mhz comes out probably.

    • Paul Cruz

      They won’t because Freedom mobile has a terrible network. They don’t want their premium product on a sub par network. Period.

    • specialk2000

      The current LTE network is much improved, have you tried it personally? Not perfect of course. With the addition of low frequency spectrum within the next year, their network quality will increase significantly. At that point why wouldn’t certify them?

    • Anonymous Agent

      I’ve tried Freedom Mobile, got tired of all the dropped calls, and many times people complain that their calls go straight to my voicemail when trying to reach me cause freedom has connection issues. And freedom Mobile has poor signal strength as well indoors. And freedoms LTE data is slow as well, slower than big 3 3G data. And many places I’d frequent data didn’t even work at all even. Just keeps loading and loading and took forever for data to fully work. Also try downloading apps or other things on freedoms data is super slow. On big 3 download anything and it’s super fast and nearly feels instant. And I tried to listen to Spotify on freedom and it kept buffering and cutting in and out. Try watching 2K resolution YouTube videos on freedom and it keeps buffering. 480p resolution or lower resolution works fine. My friend is on freedom Mobile he can’t even make or receive calls or text in his house and a freedom tower is on his street. When I call him goes straight to his voicemail. But when I go to his house my Chatr service works perfect with full signal and my Chatr data is always super fast cause I’m on reliable rogers network. I couldn’t stand to stay with freedom Mobile such a terrible network and was wasting my money for a phone service that barely worked when I needed it and I grew frustrated. I’ve been on Chatr for several months now and I’m highly happy with their service never ever any problems. Best service for the Same price as freedom mobile and get unlimited data as well and data is super fast and reliable on Chatr. Full signal everywhere I go never ever dropped calls. I receive all my calls reliably.

    • Brad Seftel

      Big 3 3g data is faster? Wow I don’t even believe any of this, speed test I did this morning with a LG G6 on freedom’s LTE 85.49 Mbps Down 32.53 Mbps Up I can stream 4K HDR Netflix without any buffering besides the first few seconds at the start

    • Anonymous Agent

      Ya using your homes WiFi connection for your smartphone on rogers home Internet doesn’t count their bud lmao lol lol. I’ve done freedom mobile speed tests on LTE and it’s super slow. My rogers 2G GSM data speeds are even faster than freedoms turtle slow LTE fake network. There’s a reason why Apple won’t ever allow freedom to sell their Iphones. Because they don’t want their apple customers to come complaining to them that their Iphones aren’t working and blaming their Iphones because of freedoms poor network.

    • specialk2000

      On average Freedom’s LTE network was faster than Rogers in Toronto, read the Mobilesyrup article about it, you’re making baseless accusations. Not saying everything you said is incorrect but the speed of the LTE network is actually pretty damn good.

    • Anonymous Agent

      Nope it’s not, your comparing freedoms fake LTE which is like saying dial up is pretty good. Freedoms data is like dial up back in the day. While rogers offers fast home Internet speeds. Trust me I’ve tried freedoms LTE and it’s a joke compared to big 3 and even Chatrs speeds

    • specialk2000

      Lol, okay I understand now.

    • cbstryker

      He’s a 15yr old troll. Why else would he constantly be saying “fake LTE”? And he keeps comparing LTE to 3G. LTE is a 3G connection when it’s under 100Mbps by the spec.

    • Appleboy69

      Not sure what u tried but freedom LTE is crazy fast down in Windsor. Just went on vacation and never had n issue and was always fast in Ottawa and Toronto as well.

    • specialk2000

      2k videos work fine on Freedom’s LTE, no buffering, since they fixed the issue where video was being throttled

    • cbstryker

      Freedom’s network works just fine.

    • Sanjay Kumar

      if you read through the article, it will specify what happened when wind tried to sell used iPhones to their customers.
      Canada has monopolized market which is controlled by BIG 3.
      Network is another reason as Paul Cruz to you. Freedom mobile’s network is getting better. but not as good as big 3.
      as far as 700mhz frequency is concerned. wind didn’t bid on that auction with an excuse that their financial support backed out on the deal. band 66 isn’t as strong as 700mhz.
      beside, apple sells unlocked iPhone which consumer can use to their preference, why should apple make efforts to provide phones to freedom mobile.

  • George

    Who hasn’t confirmed?!

  • Hagridthethird MC and More!

    I’m on freedom, and yes, the network does suffer from call quality issues. However, the Data is just as fast as data from the big 3 as long as they aren’t using LTE-Advanced. Do keep in mind that you’re paying much less for plans on Freedom compared to the big 3 as well.