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LTE is working on Freedom for older iPhones

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LTE is working on Freedom for older iPhones

Guys I was just using my iPhone and surfing a bit (iPhone 7 Plus - unlocked) and noticed the signal on top said LTE. First I was shocked, but then after I opened youtube and was playing some videos, and just to say WOW! It played instantly (versus when I was using it on 3G it would take a second or two). I am in Mississauga and I can confirm LTE is working fine for iPhone 7 Plus (Rogers now unlocked).

Thank you Freedom, you heard and responded to us!

Looks like B4/B7 has been implemented or is being tested because calls are switching to 3G but mobile data is on LTE. Nevertheless, I am satisfied!
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Which part of Mississauga?
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smgksa wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:27 am
Which part of Mississauga?
I'm close to Dixie and Eglinton but I will be going to Brampton later on today and will check there as well.
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No LTE in brampton.
LTE was spotted on William's Parksway Brampton along 410 steeles and Costco.
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smgksa wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:38 am
No LTE in brampton
Do you have the proper APN settings for LTE? Because without it will not connect (I've tried this on my iPhone). But thanks for the heads up.
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kabyLake wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:43 am
Do you have the proper APN settings for LTE? Because without it will not connect (I've tried this on my iPhone). But thanks for the heads up.
Yes I think but no LTE.
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kabyLake wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:17 am
Guys I was just using my iPhone and surfing a bit (iPhone 7 Plus - unlocked) and noticed the signal on top said LTE. First I was shocked, but then after I opened youtube and was playing some videos, and just to say WOW! It played instantly (versus when I was using it on 3G it would take a second or two). I am in Mississauga and I can confirm LTE is working fine for iPhone 7 Plus (Rogers now unlocked).

Thank you Freedom, you heard and responded to us!

Looks like B4/B7 has been implemented or is being tested because calls are switching to 3G but mobile data is on LTE. Nevertheless, I am satisfied!
Some areas have B4:

https://www.freedommobile.ca/my-account/support/lte

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Since other thread got locked about freedom mobile, I'll post here.

I got the 60 dollar plan, 6 days later I brought the sim back to cancel due to many dropped calls. They refunded the sim card cost. I just now got a bill for half of the plan cost. I called in to ask why I'm being charged, I am well within the 15 day trial period and shouldn't be charged. They said that it is only for sim card refund, the plan itself will pro rate the charge, regardless if their service worked for me or not. So they charged me $30 for about 6 days usage.

I said I felt lied to, that i would be charged for nothing, since my service area was flaky, and the guy told me sorry sir it's in our policy only sim card is part of the trial. So people, be warned, if you go to a kiosk and they tell you there is a 15 day trial, for a full refund of you don't like the service, it's a lie. They will bill you. Also the guy on phone hung up on me.
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junglemage666 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 12:48 pm
Since other thread got locked about freedom mobile, I'll post here.

I got the 60 dollar plan, 6 days later I brought the sim back to cancel due to many dropped calls. They refunded the sim card cost. I just now got a bill for half of the plan cost. I called in to ask why I'm being charged, I am well within the 15 day trial period and shouldn't be charged. They said that it is only for sim card refund, the plan itself will pro rate the charge, regardless if their service worked for me or not. So they charged me $30 for about 6 days usage.

I said I felt lied to, that i would be charged for nothing, since my service area was flaky, and the guy told me sorry sir it's in our policy only sim card is part of the trial. So people, be warned, if you go to a kiosk and they tell you there is a 15 day trial, for a full refund of you don't like the service, it's a lie. They will bill you. Also the guy on phone hung up on me.
The CSR was wrong. Point 325. "The Commission therefore determines that the standard trial period of 15 calendar days, and 30 calendar days for the extended trial period for persons with disabilities established in Telecom Regulatory Policy 2013-271, remain appropriate."
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-200.htm

15 days trial (as long as you're within 50% of your monthly usage limits) is law. Koodoo spells it out clearly in their contract, so Freedom should also.
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junglemage666 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 12:48 pm
Since other thread got locked about freedom mobile, I'll post here.

I got the 60 dollar plan, 6 days later I brought the sim back to cancel due to many dropped calls. They refunded the sim card cost. I just now got a bill for half of the plan cost. I called in to ask why I'm being charged, I am well within the 15 day trial period and shouldn't be charged. They said that it is only for sim card refund, the plan itself will pro rate the charge, regardless if their service worked for me or not. So they charged me $30 for about 6 days usage.

I said I felt lied to, that i would be charged for nothing, since my service area was flaky, and the guy told me sorry sir it's in our policy only sim card is part of the trial. So people, be warned, if you go to a kiosk and they tell you there is a 15 day trial, for a full refund of you don't like the service, it's a lie. They will bill you. Also the guy on phone hung up on me.
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Just called them again, other Rep said same thing to me and then hung up. I used the service barely, had flaky coverage. Plus they did mention can use as much as u want, not the usual 30 minutes or 50 MB data clause. Ya I think I may report them, I know it's only $30 but imagine how many others they are ripping off.
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junglemage666 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 12:48 pm
Since other thread got locked about freedom mobile, I'll post here.

I got the 60 dollar plan, 6 days later I brought the sim back to cancel due to many dropped calls. They refunded the sim card cost. I just now got a bill for half of the plan cost. I called in to ask why I'm being charged, I am well within the 15 day trial period and shouldn't be charged. They said that it is only for sim card refund, the plan itself will pro rate the charge, regardless if their service worked for me or not. So they charged me $30 for about 6 days usage.

I said I felt lied to, that i would be charged for nothing, since my service area was flaky, and the guy told me sorry sir it's in our policy only sim card is part of the trial. So people, be warned, if you go to a kiosk and they tell you there is a 15 day trial, for a full refund of you don't like the service, it's a lie. They will bill you. Also the guy on phone hung up on me.
on page 2/5 of their Services Agreement
Trial Period and Return Policy: ....If you return the product(s) or Services within 15 days, no early cancellation fee will be charged but you will be required to pay for any pay-per-use charges, including long-distance minutes and roaming charges...

I would call back. Ask (firm and polite) for supervisor. If needed let them know CRTC is your next stop.
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It's been over a week since I switched to Freedom from Rogers. I used to have problems with reception in my basement from time to time. I'd get 1 bar usually, 2 at the odd times, or none at all. Since switching to freedom, I get 2 bars. sometimes 3 in the basement. I checked cell tower maps. Both Rogers and freedom have one in my area in the same corner. Pretty happy with the service thus far.
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Does your phone support Wi-Fi calling?

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