Expired Hot Deals

[Freedom Mobile] $0 iPhone XR or S10e, 20GB for $75/mo

  • Last Updated:
  • Sep 13th, 2019 11:27 am
Member
User avatar
Dec 13, 2016
218 posts
54 upvotes
GTA
saulin wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 3:17 pm
I would pay $75/mo anytime for a $0 iPhone XR. However I don't trust Freedom mobile network at all. Why doesn't Koodo or Virgin come up with this. Plus 18GB of Data. Holy shit.

Why only crappy Freedom Mobile have this?
Because U Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
FreedomMobile
DakilangMangingibig
[OP]
Sr. Member
Feb 28, 2012
530 posts
479 upvotes
Edmonton
RFDQ1016 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 3:41 pm
This is like the old times. "Free" phone on a contract.

I don't like big 3, but they did the right thing by unbundling phone and plan prices.

With this you are basically stuck for 2 years. 2 years is a long time. If a deal comes up on black Friday or something, you are on the hook for hundreds of $$$.

Even after 12 months, you owe $500+ if you want to change
And what do you pay Rogers/Bell/Telus when you cancel at 12 months into your 24-month financing contract?
Or when you downgrade your plan?
VoIP offers flexibility, economy, carrier independence
VoIP.ms / CSipSimple / VoIP.ms SMS / Groundwire
TCP for reliable mobile VoIP, low battery impact
Deal Fanatic
Jan 18, 2010
6613 posts
3448 upvotes
Canada
pjw918 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 3:53 pm
And what do you pay Rogers/Bell/Telus when you cancel at 12 months into your 24-month financing contract?
Or when you downgrade your plan?
I do BYOD. I want the "freedom" to move my line over whenever there is a better plan.

But freedom BYOD offers suck, as much as I want to move a couple of lines to freedom.

If it was a choice between BYOD $45 18gb or $75 18gb with free iPhone, then it would make more sense.

What freedom is doing here is, pricing their plans so high, that they can afford to give out a "free" phone. The price of the phone is basically built into the plan.

This maybe a decent deal if you were going to buy an iPhone xr anyways.

But freedom is not doing anything for BYOD.
Last edited by RFDQ1016 on Jul 25th, 2019 4:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Public Mobile, Koodo and Freedom Mobile customer
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 25, 2003
2944 posts
2742 upvotes
Vancouver
oscar1999 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 1:46 pm
Anyone have luck switching to another plan while keeping their 35% F&F discount? I tried going up from a $40 plan to the $75 plan but they said I would lost the discount and would only provide $15 off.
Original wording was along the lines of "any plan $40 and over" will keep the F&F going.
"Totally fed up with that 'Political correctness' BS... If I don't like it - you will likely hear it. "
Q.T.
Member
User avatar
Dec 13, 2016
218 posts
54 upvotes
GTA
max011 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 4:09 pm
Original wording was along the lines of "any plan $40 and over" will keep the F&F going.
Right.
FreedomMobile
DakilangMangingibig
[OP]
Sr. Member
Feb 28, 2012
530 posts
479 upvotes
Edmonton
RFDQ1016 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 3:58 pm
But freedom BYOD offers suck, as much as I want to move a couple of lines to freedom.
...
What freedom is doing here is, pricing their plans so high, that they can afford to give out a "free" phone. The price of the phone is basically built into the plan.
Black Question Mark OrnamentBlack Question Mark Ornament
Freedom's BYOD plan pricing is $75/18GB.
Oh, and you can have an iPhone XR with that, for nothing, if you plan on sticking around

RBT BYOD pricing is $75/10GB. Period.
But freedom is not doing anything for BYOD.
Besides the plan pricing, they offer up to $180 in BYOD credits.
VoIP offers flexibility, economy, carrier independence
VoIP.ms / CSipSimple / VoIP.ms SMS / Groundwire
TCP for reliable mobile VoIP, low battery impact
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 25, 2003
2944 posts
2742 upvotes
Vancouver
Ecsta wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 2:06 pm
Their website is horrible for managing your plan.

They said they saved my CC info to autocharge but every month i have to manually go in and apply a payment. I called customer service and each time they tell me they've entered the CC details but each month my service gets cut off due to "lack of payment" despite being told my CC is in there.

That said it's cheap and works on the subway network so the GF is happy.
Their site is getting worse by the day... Now you can't even get any info on the phones [like not even the _very basic_ specs] so you have to search elsewhere... and than you might stumble upon similar - but not the same! - model... and it leads to problems...
Even if Freedom works for me just fine, things like this always make me look at PM, Zoomer and other options... Angry Face
"Totally fed up with that 'Political correctness' BS... If I don't like it - you will likely hear it. "
Q.T.
Deal Fanatic
Jan 18, 2010
6613 posts
3448 upvotes
Canada
pjw918 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 4:30 pm
Black Question Mark OrnamentBlack Question Mark Ornament
Freedom's BYOD plan pricing is $75/18GB.
Oh, and you can have an iPhone XR with that, for nothing, if you plan on sticking around
Exactly my point. They made the byod and plan+phone pricing the same. There's no incentive for byod (except for the paltry $10/mo credit for 12 months, so I guess you can say really it's BYOD $70 (average if you stick around for 24mo) for 18GB or $0 iPhone and $75 for 24 months).

They only have 1 goal here: Sign up subscribers for 2 years guaranteed by luring them with a "free" phone.

This is exactly what the Canadian (and American) consumer fails to see and all 4 telecom companies take advantage of.
Public Mobile, Koodo and Freedom Mobile customer
Sr. Member
Oct 14, 2017
519 posts
361 upvotes
max011 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 4:09 pm
Original wording was along the lines of "any plan $40 and over" will keep the F&F going.
Hmmm I just called loyalty and apparently the terms changed. It's now $15 off a plan $60 or more (ie you lose the 35% off).
[OP]
Sr. Member
Feb 28, 2012
530 posts
479 upvotes
Edmonton
RFDQ1016 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 4:47 pm
Exactly my point. They made the byod and plan+phone pricing the same.
Would you feel better paying $95/mo for 18GB and an iPhone XR, and just $75 if you BYOD?
VoIP offers flexibility, economy, carrier independence
VoIP.ms / CSipSimple / VoIP.ms SMS / Groundwire
TCP for reliable mobile VoIP, low battery impact
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 25, 2003
2944 posts
2742 upvotes
Vancouver
oscar1999 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 4:53 pm
Hmmm I just called loyalty and apparently the terms changed. It's now $15 off a plan $60 or more (ie you lose the 35% off).
That would make it only 25% off, or even less.. but, they are also known to be full of $hit and ignorance... I'd try talk to some managers to check it tho... Otherwise, it's a great incentive to finally ditch them in case I'd need to change my plan...
"Totally fed up with that 'Political correctness' BS... If I don't like it - you will likely hear it. "
Q.T.
Deal Fanatic
Jan 18, 2010
6613 posts
3448 upvotes
Canada
pjw918 wrote:
Jul 25th, 2019 5:00 pm
Would you feel better paying $95/mo for 18GB and an iPhone XR, and just $75 if you BYOD?
They're already doing $75 with the iPhone. So by your logic without iPhone it should be $55.
Public Mobile, Koodo and Freedom Mobile customer
Newbie
Jul 24, 2019
3 posts
oscar1999 wrote: Anyone have luck switching to another plan while keeping their 35% F&F discount? I tried going up from a $40 plan to the $75 plan but they said I would lost the discount and would only provide $15 off.
That's how the new system works. F&F is no longer applicable with new plans and it's replaced by a $15 service credit.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Mar 17, 2006
3994 posts
1849 upvotes
Man, are you kidding me!

I got an iPhone XR in Nov/Dec 2018!! I wish I knew back then what I knew now lol. I’m paying currently $25 for the tab of my iPhone XR until 2020 November.

I’m guessing there’s nothing I can do about it as I’m stuck in the contract for 2 years.

Top

Thread Information

There is currently 1 user viewing this thread. (0 members and 1 guest)