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[Freedom Mobile] Bonus 10GB, existing lines and new activations

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May 20, 2004
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Calgary
Paulie1RFD wrote: Wait for Black Friday. There will be more porting wars. Or other deals.
Good advice and you are probably right, but I have the itch to change now. LOL

$141 + tax for 4 * 11 GB lines and a 4 GB tablet plan with a free Tab 8.4 seems really good to me.
Jr. Member
Nov 25, 2018
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Thanks OP. Got hold of customer service via chat and i was told that i am eligible for this bonus 10 gigs on my existing 2 lines. Had him activate it on my lines.

However, i am unable to see anything on my account. Should this appear anywhere on your account portal?
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Oct 3, 2012
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Hamilton, Ontario
lewdvig wrote: Good advice and you are probably right, but I have the itch to change now. LOL

$141 + tax for 4 * 11 GB lines and a 4 GB tablet plan with a free Tab 8.4 seems really good to me.
Some years the black friday deals are great, other years they are not as good as the deals the month before.

Last time I did my phone upgrade just before the full Black Friday deals where announces. Indeed the Black Friday deals were better, but they were out of stock completely for the phone I wanted. So my plan to return and resign-up for the same plan at the better rate was squashed. Overall, I think I got a pretty good deal. Had I waited, I would have got a lower price, but I would not have gotten what I really wanted which was the Pixel 3 XL.
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Mar 5, 2013
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Subink wrote: Thanks OP. Got hold of customer service via chat and i was told that i am eligible for this bonus 10 gigs on my existing 2 lines. Had him activate it on my lines.

However, i am unable to see anything on my account. Should this appear anywhere on your account portal?
check your usage.

Freedom Mobile F&F

Newbie
Nov 24, 2014
26 posts
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Burnaby, BC
Just tried twice on promo 50 plan and first rep said I needed to change my plan and second rep said I needed to do hardware upgrade and refuse to add the 10gb both times.
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Aug 17, 2018
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samm091 wrote: Just tried twice on promo 50 plan and first rep said I needed to change my plan and second rep said I needed to do hardware upgrade and refuse to add the 10gb both times.
And you fine tune your story and call again, till you get it
Jr. Member
Mar 7, 2011
103 posts
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Toronto
Does not apply to grand fathered plans , changed my plan 50$ 10gb to a 1+10gb plan for 35$ , only lost my U.s. LD and nation wide data 500gb, but never used it anyway, so now saving 15$ a monthx12=180$ per yr+taxes
Thank-you freedom and fido competitiveness
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Jul 20, 2010
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so what are people paying with this extra 10 GB?
Jr. Member
Aug 31, 2009
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toronto
Thanks OP! Got my extra 10 GB on my big gig plan through WhatsApp chat
Newbie
May 15, 2015
17 posts
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Brampton, ON
I'm with the grandfathered plan, freedom 35 (5gb) and previously I had 2gb add-on (2 years ago) and could not provide 10gb, but they added a loyalty 5gb

$35, 12gb.

not bad I'll take it, wait around for black Friday deals and maybe try changing to koodo for better reception when I start taking trips away from Ontario lol
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Mar 13, 2005
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FYI about digital discount on multiple lines on the same account.

Previously you could only get 1 digital discount per account (that’s what I was told). However I was able to get it today on all 3 lines via WhatsApp chat. Maybe they changed their policy so try it if you have multiple lines.

2 of my lines are on promo everywhere $50 8 gb, and 1 on smartphone 6 gb $40. So it’s eligible on grandfathered plans.
Penalty Box
Apr 15, 2011
4182 posts
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Scarborough
whats the speed like for freedom mobile?
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May 7, 2012
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grca73 wrote: I don't. I was a happy camper for a while even after they took off my DD few years back saying everywhere 60 is not qualifying, on 3 out of 5 of my lines.... Then they removed multi-line discount for everyone 'in order to serve us better'. Now... It's open season.
Freedom has been complacent since early spring, not reacting till now to multiple campaign's by incumbents to undermine them. They've spent whole last year edging toward big boys in prices, actively making grandfathered plans second class citizens, without significantly improving service.
Only this month I started seeing marked improvement in speed and coverage throughout GTA, with introduction of band 66-7 CA.
I am sure churn was starting to show, and people rather than being forced off grandfathered plan and jumping toward their more expensive plans that give you less (Or have everything same but take f&f away. Or give you more but cost 5 bucks less than comparable incumbent plan), people chose to jump ship and pay same or just a smidge more (taking advantage of the various campaigns) for better networks.
That's when "the gloves came off..."
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Feb 28, 2012
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Alberta
blaznazn22 wrote: whats the speed like for freedom mobile?
Depends on your location, device, distance from tower, site congestion, band, CA, ..

Edmonton, downtown west 8/25
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Penalty Box
Apr 15, 2011
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Scarborough
pjw918 wrote: Depends on your location, device, distance from tower, site congestion, band, CA, ..

Edmonton, downtown west 8/25
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Thats great. Not as good as what im getting on koodo, but high speeds are useless when there's a bandwidth cap
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Oct 19, 2003
223 posts
289 upvotes
Toronto
Tried to get DD added to my 2 x PE50 plans via WhatsApp - CSR said my plans weren't eligible since they were grandfathered -- however, immediately offered $5 discount for each line for 4 months. which I accepted. Will be trying again in a few months.

Have been on Wind/FM since 2011. Was previously a happy customer (advocated for friends to sign up, etc.) but agree with others, have no loyalty - but am on a great plan, now with extra 10 gb and with F&F discount - which I can't see anyone beating for a while.

They axed the BTS promo that was saving me $2.50/line earlier this year (got slighter higher BTS discount on 2 lines because I had an older account). When Shaw took over, I had an old cheap grandfathered plan and they were intentionally vague if old plans would get LTE speeds to try to get people off old plans (only reason I changed plans was to get F&F to work, which was actually cheaper than what I was paying). They initially said F&F discount was 'for life' -- now, it's only grandfathered as long as you don't change plan (basically meaning I would never consider ever switching plans). Also, just hate the inconsistency of how they apply the bonus data. Got the 10gb added this time on my 1st try (got lucky) - but was repeatedly denied the 5gb bonus last year and I gave up - hate playing the whole 'retentions' game.

Do appreciate that FM is seriously challenging plan prices now and I'm on a killer plan (for now). But given their track record and how Shaw operates (constantly raising internet/cable prices), I won't be surprised if they try to kill more grandfathered plans/perks. Would jump ship as soon as someone else offers a better plan and have no qualms with 'gaming' them to save money in the meantime. In my eyes, they started it.
Deal Guru
Jan 12, 2017
13280 posts
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Scarberia
5$ digital discount confirm still works on promo 50 plans, just got it today..keep trying lol! i think i went 1/4! didn't get greedy and tried the multiple stacking of 10gbs tho
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Apr 23, 2014
1077 posts
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GTA, ON
I tried about 6-7 times to get the 10 GB bonus data, and was declined each time.

The last time, an agent said that they are aware that this has been posted in reddit, RFD and mobilesyrup and some people have demanded that they get the deal as well.

Oh well- so much for "the first rule of RFD"

I am a bit disappointed in not getting the bonus data, but am pretty happy with Freedom overall. I am on Promo Everywhere 50 with 35% FNF discount, and I wont get the bang for buck anywhere else.
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Nov 20, 2005
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MayorOfToronto wrote: Getting rid of "better together savings" caused my bill to go up $20. That still pisses me off. They should have just grandfathered it...

Like I said if they ever get rid of or increase the price of PE50 then I'm out the door ASAP.

I have no loyalty to any company.
100% agreed. BTS was huge. I got annoyed recently too when they brought it back on newer plans.

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