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Phones that work on wind aka FREEDOM MOBILE LTE

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wearysky wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 10:16 am
This is the exact same argument people had about the original AWS band when it came out. "Nobody has it yet, it's not implemented anywhere, why would they support it?" - it costs basically nothing to add another supported band as long as the chipset supports it, so why *wouldn't* companies start supporting it now that there's a potential customer base in the millions (regardless of the percentage that that represents, it's still millions of people) that will be able to use it in the next year or so? Marketing departments LOVE being able to tout new features, particularly in this day and age of annual incremental flagship spec bumps.
Comparing the original AWS and B66 are comparing apples and oranges. T-Mo's initial 3G band is AWS and only AWS; without it there will be no 3G support and you will be forced to connect as 2G only (only later they refarmed some of the 1900 to 3G). However, B66 is not exclusive for T-Mo; without it customers can still connect with other bands that are widely supported.

Second, it does not cost "nothing". Phone's antenna needs to be modified to work on the particular frequency. Testing and certification cost money. Do you think Apple modified iPhone 5 to support AWS HSPA as a guesture good will without some "confidential agreement" with T-Mo?

I'll give you an example: Nexus 4. It is not advertised as LTE capable but people found out that it can connect to LTE. If it does "cost nothing" to add a band, why wouldn't LG or Google do it?

As I said previously, it's great that GS8 - a 2017 phone - to support B66 on Freedom, but without it it's not the end of the world - maybe for a Freedom Mobile customer it is. In 2018, when the band is more widely deployed, then the story will probably be different.
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Hello ive been searching for a great phone for heavy usage my current samsung s5 with the extended battery rooted will only last 5 hrs under heavy usage my old huawei mate 2 would last almost 1.5 days before recharging! It has to work with freedom too.. Something with high ram and something 32gb and up but also with external memory!



Any advice would be helpful TIA
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sassysue wrote:
May 12th, 2017 9:26 am
Hello ive been searching for a great phone for heavy usage my current samsung s5 with the extended battery rooted will only last 5 hrs under heavy usage my old huawei mate 2 would last almost 1.5 days before recharging! It has to work with freedom too.. Something with high ram and something 32gb and up but also with external memory!

Any advice would be helpful TIA
Pay a bit more and get the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (since you indicated that you're a Samsung user).

Other option is wait for Koodo promo's. You'll likely pay over $300, but you could get a $600 phone for nearly half the price with the activation credits on a mid-range or previous year's flagship.
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sassysue wrote:
May 12th, 2017 9:26 am
Hello ive been searching for a great phone for heavy usage my current samsung s5 with the extended battery rooted will only last 5 hrs under heavy usage my old huawei mate 2 would last almost 1.5 days before recharging! It has to work with freedom too.. Something with high ram and something 32gb and up but also with external memory!

Any advice would be helpful TIA
Zenfone 3 fits all your need: Wind/high ram/sdcard
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danieltoronto wrote:
May 12th, 2017 12:52 pm
Zenfone 3 fits all your need: Wind/high ram/sdcard
I've read the Intel processor sucks and is very slow
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sassysue wrote:
May 12th, 2017 1:00 pm
I've read the Intel processor sucks and is very slow
Zenfone 2 uses Intel chips. Not Zenfone 3 though.
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sassysue wrote:
May 12th, 2017 9:26 am
Hello ive been searching for a great phone for heavy usage my current samsung s5 with the extended battery rooted will only last 5 hrs under heavy usage my old huawei mate 2 would last almost 1.5 days before recharging! It has to work with freedom too.. Something with high ram and something 32gb and up but also with external memory!



Any advice would be helpful TIA
I have the LTE Ready Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) on freedom mobiles LTE ready everywhere 59 plan and its by far the best phone you can get the battery life is outstanding with the powersave mode set to the mid setting and while using automatic brightness. The internet use stats are the following:
3G: 13 hours
LTE:16 Hours
WiFi: 18 hours
Video playback is 19 hours and music playback is 53 hours. Talk time is 16 hours.
Currently a Freedom Mobile customer on the Everywhere59 plan with the $10 3gb data addon with free canada and usa roaming.
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BrandonA586 wrote:
May 12th, 2017 3:37 pm
I have the LTE Ready Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) on freedom mobiles LTE ready everywhere 59 plan and its by far the best phone you can get the battery life is outstanding with the powersave mode set to the mid setting and while using automatic brightness. The internet use stats are the following:
3G: 13 hours
LTE:16 Hours
WiFi: 18 hours
Video playback is 19 hours and music playback is 53 hours. Talk time is 16 hours.
thats pretty good my s5 is ok i always have to carry a battery pack lol it fast charges anyways so im good
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May 12th, 2017 7:30 pm
thats pretty good my s5 is ok i always have to carry a battery pack lol it fast charges anyways so im good
The A5 has fast charging as well. This was honestly the best upgrade I have done I really enjoy this phone and I've gotten to enjoy LTE in Edmonton Alberta while they are testing it in certain areas before it launches in Edmonton and the 6 surrounding cities with home coverage. LTE is really fast I'm looking forward to WiFi calling texting and MMS that's coming to my phone soon after its done being tested on the LG V20. I'm on the LTE ready everywhere 59 plan so I'll be getting LTE roaming as well.
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OP, if you don't need band 66 LTE, why not go for the LeEco Max2? It works on Wind. I convinced a buddy to get one, he has nothing but good things to say about the purchase.
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will888 wrote:
May 13th, 2017 11:36 pm
OP, if you don't need band 66 LTE, why not go for the LeEco Max2? It works on Wind. I convinced a buddy to get one, he has nothing but good things to say about the purchase.
Which online retailer do you recommend for getting the LeEco Max2?
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will888 wrote:
May 16th, 2017 12:39 am
Check out this thread.

geekbuying-letv-leeco-le-max-2-x829-glo ... z-2094373/
I've heard good things about the Leeco Le Max 2. Do they have a newer phone out or coming out? Would be OK to pay a bit more to get their latest flagship, assuming it's good.
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titaniumtux wrote:
May 16th, 2017 5:02 pm
I've heard good things about the Leeco Le Max 2. Do they have a newer phone out or coming out? Would be OK to pay a bit more to get their latest flagship, assuming it's good.
They have an S3 Pro out already. It has a bigger battery, upgraded CPU. However, the screen size is 5.5 inch and I think it is only 1080P resolution. I haven't looked into pricing that much, but I am willing to bet it won't be cheap like the max 2.

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