Freedom Mobile confirms it will carry iPhones

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  • Mohamed Abdourahman

    Hopefully its compatible with other networks.

    • Blair Davis

      It will be as Apple only makes 1 model that will work on all of Canadians carriers

    • Domino67

      Apple make only 1 model and just rename it year after year. 😉

    • fmradio68

      Since the Iphone 6….

  • p_lindsay

    This actually makes me lose respect for freedom. Sell outs.

    • specialk2000

      How does selling iPhones make a company a sellout, lol.

    • p_lindsay

      You’re a sellout for even asking that.

    • Andrew Holt

      Because Apple is an evil corporation that is all flash and no substance. Their products are pretty much geared towards the suburbanite soccer moms.

    • Erika Sanders ????

      Then what do you call Samsung? Who cares what a store sells. If you don’t want to buy a specific product, then don’t.

      Sent from my Note 8

    • Blair Davis

      Their business is selling phones. Why wouldn’t they sell one of the most popular phones in the Canadian market? Quit being stupid

    • p_lindsay

      Stupid is as stupid does.

    • Andrew Holt

      iPhones are basically the smartphone with training wheels. The beginners smartphone if you will. Everyone from your grandpa to the soccer mom across the street goes with iPhone because quite frankly, most people don’t understand technology and couldn’t even program an alarm clock. Apple has this loyalty because they are like a toddler’s mother, holding your hand each and every step you make ensuring you don’t get into trouble and stay safe. Savy users are smarter than that, and don’t buy a phone merely for social acceptance and status. These smarter users are more likely to buy an Android phone because it is much more useful for their needs, and offers a far better bang for your buck.

    • Jesse

      Lol this made for a good laugh!

    • Vito R.

      Right… Warranty support, software updates, camera, speed, app selection – all silly reasons to buy an iPhone when you can buy an Android and change the icon style to ‘cartoon’. So useful. Find me an Android device that matches iPhone speed and camera that costs less.

      Let’s see how fast Android OEMs that don’t sell $800 phones update them against this recent WPA2 vulnerability.

      I love the Moto E4 for the price, but the falloff from a premium tier phone is significant.

    • Waqqas Khokhar

      I have one word for you: Animojis.

    • jayydee92

      The whole “iPhone is for simple people” argument is stupid. Yes, it’s more streamlined, and that’s a plus to a lot of people who want to get things done quickly and easily.

      Not everyone wants to customize every single aspect of their OS. I think Android is great but the superiority complex some of its enthusiasts display is cringey.

    • Stephen Melissis

      I’m an Android enthusiast, and this is super cringey. I’m also a business student, and this is an obvious move. More people = more money = more investment = better network, repeat the cycle. Great work Shaw, looking forward to an improved network for me 🙂

    • Jesse

      They would be stupid not to sell iPhones when they “officially” can.

    • p_lindsay

      They can “officially” S my B’s.

    • Mawhayden

      Lol…You have no business sense, how old and are you still in your parents basement?

    • p_lindsay

      I’m 7 and a half.

    • Domino67

      You sound very wise for 7.5 years old. 😉

    • Andrew Holt

      Basically the same sentiment I have too.

  • Jay

    “Now the majority of new devices on the market are launching with Band 66 compatibility, though Freedom advises customers to buy devices through its own channels for LTE use, since most Android devices that are not sold through the carrier’s own channels are prone to frequently falling off and getting stuck on 3G service.”
    There are multiple errors in this paragraph. Mainly, because its one damn sentence. “Now /THAT/ the majority~” and “though Freedom mobile advises AGAINST customers buying through their own channels for LTE~”
    I think I hiccupped trying to read this sentence.

    • Rose

      It’s a run-on, but your corrections are also incorrect.

  • OptimusOBrien

    Love or hate the iPhone this will be a great move for them. Adding Apple to the portfolio of devices will increase sales no question.

    • Andrew Holt

      First thing I do when stepping foot in a carrier store when I’m looking for a new phone is that if they pitch Apple to me at all, I walk.

    • Brad Fortin

      How dare someone recommend a device with such popularity and high satisfaction ratings! They should be able to feel your sense of master-race superiority the moment you walk through the door!

    • Andrew Holt

      I don’t want the popular device. The vast majority of the population are morons and couldn’t tell you the difference between ram and rom. Generally the iPhone sells to the lowest common denominator, and I demand more.

    • Vito R.

      You sound a lot like the vast majority you describe…

      Why do you even walk into a carrier store if you are clearly so much smarter than everyone else? Do you need someone else to tell you which phone you should buy?

    • OptimusOBrien

      I always tell the reps that I won’t be buying an iPhone and that is simply because I like to change almost every element of my device. Many people like Android, many like Apple. It makes sense for them to have it since it is one of the most popular phones.

    • RoboBonobo

      And yet here you are commenting on a story about Apple.

    • fmradio68

      I will be good for Freedom but their Network is not quite there.

      I think that the iphone 8s “stable” sales will have something to do with Freedom geting the iphone sooner rather than later.

  • Andrew Holt

    Who in the world is Apple to tell the former Wind company that they aren’t allowed to sell used iphones?

    • Lol, unless you’re a business, Apple doesn’t care about you.

    • RoboBonobo

      They didn’t stop WIND from selling them. They stopped a refurbishing company from selling them to WIND. The company was refurbishing them with parts supplied by Apple. If they wanted to keep getting parts to refurbish with, they had to stop selling to WIND. Part of their contract is, they’re not allowed to sell iPhones to unauthorized 3rd party sellers. They can’t stop anyone from selling a used iPhone. They can stop an authorized dealer from selling to unauthorized 3rd party sellers. Thereby cutting off the supply.

  • Bob

    This will take till late 2018 or early 2019, as a best ‘guess’

    New or change is slow.

    Fix voLTE first please. customer service are not honest