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

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saulin wrote: 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?
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RFDQ1016 wrote: 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?
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You can find objective, current user feedback on the Freedom subreddit.
https://www.reddit.com/r/freedommobile
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pjw918 wrote: 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.
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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.
Original wording was along the lines of "any plan $40 and over" will keep the F&F going.
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max011 wrote: Original wording was along the lines of "any plan $40 and over" will keep the F&F going.
Right.
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RFDQ1016 wrote: But freedom BYOD offers suck, as much as I want to move a couple of lines to freedom.
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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.
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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.
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Ecsta wrote: 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
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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.
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max011 wrote: 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).
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RFDQ1016 wrote: 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?
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oscar1999 wrote: 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...
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pjw918 wrote: 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.
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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.
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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.
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