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Buying a iPhone from Freedom Mobile

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[OP]
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Buying a iPhone from Freedom Mobile

Looking to get a new iPhone as a birthday/anniversary gift to the wife. I know nothing about iPhones but looking to sign a contact with Freedom and get a iPhone 11 Pro Max for a little cheaper plus I can spread out the payments 24 months.
1. Can the unlocked iPhone work on Rogers network.
2. Do I need a special sim card or call Rogers to get the phone to work on their network
3. Is there any difference between the Freedom iPhone and the iPhone from Apple store.
4. Is the warranty from Freedom or Apple?
5. Will Freedom allow me to use another phone even though I activated their service with a iPhone.
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Newbie
Dec 20, 2016
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1. yes
2. you need a rogers sim card
3. no
4. apple
5. yes. they don't care as long as you keep paying the bill
[OP]
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Feb 14, 2010
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CHILLPILL123 wrote: 1. yes
2. you need a rogers sim card
3. no
4. apple
5. yes. they don't care as long as you keep paying the bill
Anyone can answer this. Say I don't like Freedom's service can I cancel the anytime plan and just buy out the phone? Other then the phone price will I have to pay anything else? Since this is a 2 year contact will I have to pay for all the service I didn't use. Which will be around $70 a month. Cancelation fee? Early termination fee?
Basically will I have to pay anything else other them the cost of the phone plus tax.
Sorry about all these questions but I still remember it cost an arm and a leg to cancel phone plans.
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Apr 10, 2020
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thelastword wrote: Anyone can answer this. Say I don't like Freedom's service can I cancel the anytime plan and just buy out the phone? Other then the phone price will I have to pay anything else? Since this is a 2 year contact will I have to pay for all the service I didn't use. Which will be around $70 a month. Cancelation fee? Early termination fee?
Basically will I have to pay anything else other them the cost of the phone plus tax.
Sorry about all these questions but I still remember it cost an arm and a leg to cancel phone plans.
You can buy out the phone, but you will be paying the retail price, which is $979 + tax on the Freedom website. Early cancellation fees apply. If you haven't used your plan much and it is under 15 days since you activated your line, you can qualify for their buyer's remorse period and return your phone for a full refund.
[OP]
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GeneralStore wrote: You can buy out the phone, but you will be paying the regular price, which is $979 + tax on the Freedom website. Early cancellation fees apply. If you haven't used your plan much and it is under 15 days since you activated your line, you can qualify for their buyer's remorse period and return your phone for a full refund.
I believe it will be $1519 plus tax since "Save up to $679
(with My Tab)" is no longer valid if one decides to cancel early.
Still deciding if Freedom's network works for me. Worst comes to worst I can just cancel in a month or two and buy out the phone. Which will be the same price as if I purchased it from Apple store.
At least that's what I think is true. Maybe someone can correct me on my calculations.
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thelastword wrote: Anyone can answer this. Say I don't like Freedom's service can I cancel the anytime plan and just buy out the phone? Other then the phone price will I have to pay anything else? Since this is a 2 year contact will I have to pay for all the service I didn't use. Which will be around $70 a month. Cancelation fee? Early termination fee?
Basically will I have to pay anything else other them the cost of the phone plus tax.
Sorry about all these questions but I still remember it cost an arm and a leg to cancel phone plans.
Purchase iPhone from Apple store. Then you don’t have to worry about 2 year contract and additional fees.
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thelastword wrote: I believe it will be $1519 plus tax since "Save up to $679
(with My Tab)" is no longer valid if one decides to cancel early.
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At least that's what I think is true. Maybe someone can correct me on my calculations.
ECF = device balance = (retail price)/24 for each month remaining in the 24mo term.
[with $0 up front payment; otherwise (RP-UFP)/24]

On the iPhone 11 Pro Max you'd owe 1519/24 = 63.30 for each month left.
You keep whatever monthly subsidies Freedom has already contributed.
You do not pay the full retail price. There are no 'additional fees', no penalties.

Works the same on each carrier now.
The only difference is the amount of subsidy (which doesn't impact ECF).

Webhead wrote: Purchase iPhone from Apple store. Then you don’t have to worry about 2 year contract and additional fees.
Freedom's subsidy on the $35/mo tab for this phone is $28.29, each month.
Even if you left after 2 months, that's $56.58 contributed by Freedom, off the full price.
Why on earth would you forgo the subsidies and pay full retail, up front, to the Apple store?
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Dec 20, 2015
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Do you have a phone that works on Freedom? If you do then I'd say grab a pay-as-you-go or BYOP SIM and just try it out for 1 or 2 weeks before making up your mind. I used to be with freedom and TBH I liked it. I used an iPhone 7 Plus and at first had very shotty network and would have occasional dropped calls. But afterwards, they upgraded towers in Brampton and mississauga, then everything was good. I even did Uber with that phone for a while! If I had a chance I would go back on Freedom just to try them out.
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