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[Freedom Mobile] $43 per month plan (after Digital Discount) with 9.5GB of data (3GB LTE + 6.5GB 3G), launches on Dec 4th

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[Freedom Mobile] $43 per month plan (after Digital Discount) with 9.5GB of data (3GB LTE + 6.5GB 3G), launches on Dec 4th

Just read this at iphoneincanada.ca
https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/shaw/free ... -9gb-data/
Shaw’s Freedom Mobile is set to launch a new promotional plan for the holidays, geared towards luring customers from Big 3 flanker (Fido; Koodo; Virgin) and prepaid (Lucky; Chatr; Public Mobile) brands.

The limited time promo plan, set to launch on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, will offer a $43 per month plan (after Digital Discount) with 9.5GB of data (3GB LTE + 6.5GB 3G). Data consumed will occur in the following order:

3GB of LTE > Big Binge LTE Data Bonus (15GB LTE) > 6.5GB of 3G data

According to internal documents seen by iPhone in Canada, this promo plan is also eligible for the company’s Big Binge Bonus Data Offer, making this a “great option for customers who want more for less.”

The plan also includes unlimited Canada-wide calling, unlimited international SMS/MMS, voicemail+, call display, Freedom Mobile Wi-Fi access, is eligible for MyTab and includes World Saver.

Customers will see “LTE” in the top right corner of their smartphone, regardless of whether they’re using LTE or 3G data. Total data usage can be tracked in My Account, but a breakdown of 3GB LTE vs 6.5GB 3G data usage is not available.

Freedom says this plan is only available for customers activating a new service in-store, and is also compatible with Better Together Savings (BTS) and Digital Discount, along with the Big Binge Data Bonus for $40-$49 rate plans.

According to Freedom, retail staff are said to tout this promo plan over rival flanker $45/2GB LTE plans as having unlimited Canada-wide talk, more data, the Big Binge data bonus, plus no overage fees, in a monthly plan that’s $2 less.

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How does freedom mobile compare to Public Mobile these days? any expert advice from actual CURRENT users? I need to switch to a new low cost plan from my current Rogers EPP sometime in December. Should I go with this Freedom offer or wait until Public comes up with a better deal?
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mcfrugal wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 2:28 pm
How does freedom mobile compare to Public Mobile these days? any expert advice from actual CURRENT users? I need to switch to a new low cost plan from my current Rogers EPP sometime in December. Should I go with this Freedom offer or wait until Public comes up with a better deal?
I'm with PM. Switched from fido. I couldn't be happier with them. Cell service is top notch, the data speeds are fine. Maybe no 4k streaming, but I can't find an issue with the speeds. Solid plan as well.

Really I wouldn't hesitate. They have a bunch of promos going as well. Just make sure you get a referral.
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Apr 9, 2007
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I'm really happy with Freedom. Coverage hasn't been an issue for me in the GTA, and when I've needed support they've been super helpful.
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anyone have Freedom up in Aurora/Newmarket area? How's the coverage there?
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Dec 22, 2017
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I would go for PM then wait for a good migration deal. Many Koodo users on here with $45/8gb deal a while back.
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mcfrugal wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 2:28 pm
How does freedom mobile compare to Public Mobile these days? any expert advice from actual CURRENT users? I need to switch to a new low cost plan from my current Rogers EPP sometime in December. Should I go with this Freedom offer or wait until Public comes up with a better deal?
It *really* depends on the areas that you frequent. For LTE data, you should be fine most places. 3G is still pretty hit or miss in some areas, from what I've heard (which will affect calls and texts, since it looks like they're doing capped-speed LTE for their "3g" data the same way that PM does). If I had to personally choose between Freedom and Public? I'd rather go with Public's 8GB speed-capped LTE for $50 right now, and hope for an even sweeter Koodo migration deal. But that's just me.
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GeneralAkbar wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 3:33 pm
I would go for PM then wait for a good migration deal. Many Koodo users on here with $45/8gb deal a while back.
Totally! This is a way better deal than going with Freedom that has spotty coverage in and out of urban areas.
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Feb 23, 2014
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Waterloo
Sorry if I'm a bit confused, but is this 9.5gb a month? Or 3gb/month + up to 6.5gb in overuse data?
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Sauted wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 3:45 pm
Sorry if I'm a bit confused, but is this 9.5gb a month? Or 3gb/month + up to 6.5gb in overuse data?
I'm confused as well. Is it 3gb on non-freedom LTE network or is this just LTE speed and then bump down to 3G on Freedom's own network.
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Jun 17, 2005
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Etobicoke
Hmmmm I feel like this is a big downgrade from previous offers that were around $40 for 10gb LTE. Even if it was $45 for 10gb LTE I'd still prefer that offer... pretty sure those types of offers were common not too long ago (for those of us that have that magic time machine).
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The only good part is that you're connected to lte and throttled to 3g speeds. But what speeds are those I wonder?
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Now wait for Public Mobile to match this.
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freedom isnt offered in my city.
my city isnt that small ... capital city of BC!!
there is a shaw headquarters across the street

so i am happy with PM, since i know it works everywhere
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shpinktaar wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2018 4:33 pm
Hmmmm I feel like this is a big downgrade from previous offers that were around $40 for 10gb LTE. Even if it was $45 for 10gb LTE I'd still prefer that offer... pretty sure those types of offers were common not too long ago (for those of us that have that magic time machine).
When was it 40 for 10gb?

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