The thought of sitting on a significant amount of cash was disappointing so I looked up the offer details again and it stated the free trades start immediately once you fund the account with at least $25K...there is no delay. The delay was only with the data.
I called the Platinum line again and this time was served by a much more knowledgeable rep, and he offered to extend my free trades by 10 days.
A much more pleasant experience. At least he acknowledged the wrong info given by the other rep, and corrected it right away. No need to complain to a manager...
Just DONE like that.
I also liked the account opening process. All done online. Even the banks can't do that.
So far I have to give Questrade top-marks.