All of Freedom Mobile’s phones are currently $0 down — depending on the plan

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  • Do Do

    It doesn’t matter what you offer if the network isn’t going to work. Freedom, do you imagine people want to pay more to be with the colluders? Unfortunately, for me, it was always 50/50 that network would work when I tried to do something.

    • daniel waito

      Fact !!!

  • Anonymous Agent

    Ya but what’s the point getting a $0 device on Freedom and paying higher prices now since Shaw (freedom Mobile) Has increased prices but being on a poor network isn’t that worth it having connection issues on your high end smartphone with super slow data if it even works that is. And constant dropped calls if they even get through without going straight to voicemail. I couldn’t stand Freedom Mobile people constantly complaining their calls went straight to voicemail while trying to call me. Or texts not being able to send or receive. And data constantly trying to load. Yes I agree freedom mobiles prices are a bit cheaper than other Cellphone carriers and higher data buckets but no point paying cheaper prices if your service only works 50% of the time. And what’s the point of having unlimited data when data barely works when you want to use it.

    • Techguru86

      Clearly it’s not poor anymore if Apple is letting them sell their devices

    • Anonymous Agent

      Freedom Mobile does not sell any apple products. Can verify on their website no apple products to be seen.

    • Anne Bartok

      They will be shortly! Read about it

    • daniel waito

      You are clearly not a Freedom customer. I am for the next two weeks and then I’m back to Bell. Everything Agent says is dead on. Everything. I travel all over Ontario and have exactly the same issues. It’s really scary when I change address to get to my next appt and the internet just keeps going around in circles. You have again ‘clearly’ no idea what you are talking about.
      The data is just Ok in the City of T.O. The rest of the province sucks and sucks big time.

    • Stephen Melissis

      Freedom customer on everywhere plan here. Don’t experience any of this, just occasionally data won’t work when transitioning from home to away network, but I’ve never had issues with calls or texts

    • daniel waito

      Like I said Stephen, I travel all over the province and have many issues. Try using the data to get somewhere. I was forced to drive to a Wallymart to buy a GPS to find my next appt. as far as ‘away’. ‘Away’is getting into bloody Oshawa from Toronto.
      Then I can’t send texts as they won’t go through 1/2 the time. Freedom service is not reliable right now. My two university student kids tried them for one month and screamed at me to go back
      to Virgin. Maybe u should check
      out their new plans now. Many places I go there is ‘No Service’. You must not get out of the Big Smoke too much.

    • Anne Bartok

      Go all over with my phone! Never an issue. Turn on your roaming data before you leave your home base and you will always connect.

    • daniel waito

      Thanks Anne. I’ll try it but I also have trouble with talk as well in rural
      areas. Not sure what u mean by ‘all over’. I drive 3000kms wkly from Windsor to Ottawa to SSMarie. Their service is still mainly meant for the city and outlining areas.
      As soon as they are comfortable, they will join the pig trough like their cable partners. They have no choice to be a little cheaper now because of their service area.

    • Ian

      I found the LTE network coverage was better in Vancouver in August when I travelled there than Calgary before or after. No drops except on the skytrain. I expect Calgary will improve as I saw there are network upgrades rolling out soon.

    • daniel waito

      Exactly my point Ian. Freedom still has a long way to go to catch up to the dreaded Big 3. They are still a city service company and that’s fine for people who don’t travel. It’s the data not working that I’m beaching about that I’m paying for and not getting my money’s worth as of the present time.

    • Anne Bartok

      Thanks to Freedom mobile you may actually be able to afford to switch providers now. Freedom mobile is the only reason ALL other providers have now lowered their plans. They were afraid of losing too many customers. Thanks Freedom!! Still #1

    • daniel waito

      Too many customers that never leave the city
      you mean. #1? Lol
      Not yet!!! Shaw is not known for cheap cable. What makes you think they are Mother Teresa when it comes to cell costs. You get what you pay for. That’s all I’m going to say.

    • Brandon Arneson

      If u want to get Canada wide coverage with free roaming get on one of their Everywhere plans then your coverage issues will be solved because you don’t pay roaming charges. I’m on the Everywhere 50 plan and I love it.

    • Anne Bartok

      Maybe it’s your phone!! Buy an anywhere plan! 4 yrs with Freedom it’s the best. Rogers and Bell are the Worst.

    • daniel waito

      My phone is iPhone 6 Anne. I hate Bell n Robbers too but they have the towers Freedom does not have yet. They are slowing raising their pay plans and they are not on par with the big boys.
      I’m paying 50$ a month. That’s not the cheapest.
      My kids with Virgin (Bell) have 4 gigs and fully loaded features including talk NAmerica. One is paying 65$ (15$ lessthan me, big deal) and her brother piggybacking her has her same plan 40$. Go figure. 10$ less than what I’m paying for poor service areas outside the city.

    • Techguru86

      Freedom works perfectly fine for me, I have LTE, I have a everywhere plan and it even worked up in the sticks near barrie

    • daniel waito

      Try going North of Barrie Tech or East of Oshawa Tech. I have the ‘Everywhere Plan’ and I’m using my Apple 6 that works fine with Bell

    • Brandon Arneson

      Your in the worst part of Canada that’s over populated with customers and Ontario probably has hills everywhere. In Edmonton Alberta and the 6 surrounding cities with coverage I have no issues and I enjoy free Canada and USA wide roaming on my Everywhere 50 plan

    • daniel waito

      You are probably right about the hills Brandon thanks. My problem is not so much in the cities but the outlying/rural areas. Hills certainly factor in so thanks for the reminder. I wish Freedom all the best. They are a great company to deal with but I just can’t afford the poor data service when I’m sales traveling all over the province. It’s dangerous and frustrating. I know they will get there at some point which you will see them jump into the pig trough with their cable brothers not they are just not up to par with the rest right now. Thanks for your advice.

    • Anne Bartok

      Never had a dropped call or poor data in 4 yrs with freedom! I live in a variable coverage area too! Love Freedom!

    • florin

      You are lucky. Here in Toronto east it is very poor.

    • daniel waito

      You got that right Florin.
      It’s weird but a few times I’ve had calls drop driving 401 East near the Scarb Town Centre. I always have major data trouble and text from Oshawa to Kingston. I can only get data when I’m near one of the towns in between. I know exactly what you are talking about. If 15$ less is major funds to the average person then stay with Freedom but time is money to me.

    • florin

      When you need to rely on your cell phone you need to work 100%. With freedom mobile you got only 50 – 50 at most.

  • Michael Jon Abrams

    I have an everywhere plan. I don’t live in network coverage area. But I spend my work days in network. I use wifi calling when I am at home and have no issues with roaming data. Never pay more than what they told me when I signed up. I can’t complain that the price is the same as the others because freedom told me $100 and I have never paid more than that. Telus told me $95 a month and I had to pay $100 upfront for my phone. My bill was never less than $120. Just get an everywhere plan!!

    • Brandon Arneson

      Exactly!!

    • Brandon Arneson

      Plus the roaming data is throttled just like the home data is when you pass your full speed allotment

  • Parminder Singh Kalsi

    Hope freedom grows quick and they are able to provide unlimited data nation wide no roaming.

    • GottaLoveCapitalism

      How would they offset the enormous capital costs to do that without increasing prices?

    • Parminder Singh Kalsi

      Is that sarcasm?? Big 3 can do it right now.

    • GottaLoveCapitalism

      Technically they may be able to offer unlimited data. Can they continue to grow the value of the company though to deliver shareholder value? Once you go unlimited, your only lever is increasing price if the market is saturated.

    • Brandon Arneson

      You can easily get unlimited nationwide data on their Everywhere 50 plan or any of their new plans that are everywhere plans and yes this applied when roaming so get onto one of those plans and your coverage issues will go away because roaming is free

  • Brandon Arneson

    You get unlimited data on their Everywhere 50 plan or any of their new plans that are everywhere plans and yes this is applied when roaming so get onto one of those plans and your coverage issues will go away because roaming is free there’s no roaming charges

    • Igor Babichev

      Doesn’t work that way – in areas deemed “Home” by Wind you cannot use voice/text/data on the Away network. Your phone would still connect to it, but won’t allow you to make/receive calls. In areas which are deemed Home/Away (like Whistler, for example), you can indeed force your phone into the Away network and won’t have problems with coverage, but in Downtown Vancouver it won’t work.

  • Not Jon Snow

    I am just sitting here waiting for Shaw/Freedom to upgrade their LTE in the GTA, so that I can burn through my 5 gig data faster.