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Freedom Mobile has overhauled its rate plans [Update]

The company is expanding its offering to include 10 rate plans

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Freedom Mobile is revising its rate plan offerings.

According to documents obtained by MobileSyrup, as of October 19th, 2017, the Shaw-owned carrier formerly known as Wind Mobile will be introducing 10 new rate plans for new and existing customers.

At the same time, the carrier is grandfathering all of its current plans: Talk and Text 25, Smartphone 30, Smartphone 40, Everywhere 49 and Everywhere 59.

There’s no denying that the carrier’s new LTE plans are more premium — which is to say, expensive — than their previous offerings. This makes sense considering the carrier’s growth ambitions, exemplified by its developing LTE network, recent spectrum purchases and the fact that the carrier will carry iPhones.

Still, the new plans are undeniably attractive, though it’s important to note that the new Everywhere plans don’t include U.S. data anymore.

Below is the full breakdown of Freedom’s new rate plan offerings and rate plan tiers:

The three LTE Big Gig plans

Big Gig 50 ($50 CAD per month):

  • This plan gives subscribers 6GB of data on Freedom’s home network, plus an additional 4GB of data over a 24 month period. Subscribers can also access 250MB of data on Freedom’s away network (in Canada only).
  • Canada-wide and U.S. calling will cost $0.05 per minute.
  • Canada-wide, U.S., and international SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan.

Big Gig 70 ($70 per month):

  • This plan gives subscribers 8GB of home data, plus an additional 7GB of data over a 24 month period. Subscribers can also access 500MB of away data.
  • Canada-wide and U.S. calling will cost $0.05 per minute.
  • Canada-wide, U.S., and international SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan.

Big Gig 90 ($90 per month):

  • This plan gives subscribers 12GB of home data, plus an additional 8GB of data over a 24 month period. Users can access 1GB of data on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide and U.S. calling will cost $0.05 per minute.
  • Canada-wide, U.S., and international SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan.

Each Big Gig plan comes with Voicemail+, Call Control and are eligible for MyTab and the Better Together Savings.

The Big Gig plans are also compatible with the U.S. Long Distance Talk and Text, Ready to Go — US, Ready to Go — South, 3GB additional full-speed data, World Traveller and Phone Protection Plan add-ons. The Word Save add-on is included in each Big Gig plan.

Freedom Mobile suggests that the Big Gig 50 is the best value plan in this tier.

The four LTE Big Gig+Everywhere plans

Everywhere Canada 50 ($50 per month)

  • This plan gives subscribers 4GB of home data, plus an additional 1GB of data over a 24 month period. Subscribers also receive 250MB of data on Freedom’s away network (in Canada only).
  • Canada-wide and U.S. calling on the home network is included in the cost of the plan, while subscribers get 2,400 Canada and U.S. minutes on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide, U.S., and international SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan.

Everywhere Canada 60 ($60 per month)

  • This plan gives subscribers 6GB of home data, plus an additional 4GB over a 25 month period. Subscribers also receive 500MB of data on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide and U.S. calling on the home network is included in the cost of the plan, while subscribers get 2,400 Canada and U.S. minutes on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide, U.S., and international SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan.

Everywhere Canada 75 ($75 per month)

  • This plan gives subscribers 9GB of home data, plus an additional 3GB over a 24 month period. Subscribers also receive 1GB of data on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide and U.S. calling on the home network is included in the cost of the plan, while subscribers get 2,400 Canada and U.S. minutes on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide, U.S., and international SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan.

Everywhere Canada 100 ($100 per month)

  • This plan gives subscribers 15GB of home data, plus an additional 5GB over a 24 month period. Subscribers also receive 1GB of data on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide and U.S. calling on the home network is included in the cost of the plan, while subscribers get 2,400 Canada and U.S. minutes on Freedom’s away network.
  • Canada-wide, U.S., and international SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan.

The Big Gig+Everywhere plans come with Voicemail + and Call Control, and are eligible for MyTab and the Better Together Savings. Subscribers also get the U.S. Long Distance Talk and Text add-on with the cost of the plan, as well as the World Saver add-on.

It should be noted that despite sharing the name of the previous Everywhere plans, these plans differ in one important way: the data allotment for the away network counts towards the carrier’s away network in Canada only, not the U.S.

The carrier says standard roaming rates apply when roaming on the away network in U.S. and internationally.

The Big Gig+Everywhere are compatible with the Ready to Go — US, Ready to Go — South, 3GB additional full speed data, Word Traveller and Phone Protection Plan add-ons.

Additionally, since the Freedom Mobile home network is only active in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, only subscribers in those provinces are eligible for the Big Gig+Everywhere plans.

Freedom Mobile suggests that the Everywhere Canada 60 plan is the best value in this tier.

The three Home Only plans

Home 25 ($25 per month)

  • This plan does not come with any home data allotment. Subscribers do not receive any away data either.
  • Subscribers get 250 minutes of Canada-wide calling, and must pay $0.15 per minute after they have consumed all of their minutes. U.S. calling costs $0.15 per minute.
  • Canada-wide and U.S. SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan, but international texting costs $0.05 per text. International MMS costs $1 per message.
  • The U.S. Long Distance Talk and Text add-on is not compatible with this plan, neither is 3GB additional full speed data add-on, or the World Saver add-on.

Home 30 ($30 per month)

  • This plan comes with 250MB of full-speed home data. No away data is included in this plan.
  • Canada-wide calling is included in the cost of the plan. U.S. calling costs $0.15 per minute.
  • Canada and U.S. SMS and MMS is included in the cost of the plan. International SMS costs $0.05 per text, while international MMS costs $1 per message.

Home 40 ($40)

  • This plan comes with 2GB of full-speed home data. No away data is included in this plan.
  • Canada-wide calling is included in the cost of this plan, while U.S. calling costs $0.05 per minute.
  • Canada, U.S. and international SMS and MMS are included in the cost of the plan.
  • The World Saver add-on is included in the cost of this plan.

All of the Home plans come with Voicemail + and Call Control. Only the Home 30 and Home 40 plans are eligible for MyTab. Only the Home 40 is eligible for Better Together Savings.

The Home 30 and Home 40 plans are compatible with the U.S. Long Distance Talk and Text, Ready to Go — U.S., Ready to Go — South, 3GB additional full-speed data, Word Traveller and Phone Protection Plan add-ons.

The Home 30 plan is compatible with the World Saver add-on, while the Home 40 includes World Saver in the cost of the plan.

Freedom Mobile states that the Home 40 is the best value plan in this tier.

Update – October 19th: Freedom Mobile has updated and went live with its new rate plans.

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