Less value but could still work for some people. Your alternative is something like PM for $13/month with autopay and it drops by $1/month each year and $1/month for each referral, 8’m paying $8 for my kids plan. Down side is that it’s only 100 minutes out but unlimited incoming, and you also get 250MB data plus very low cost minutes and data add-ons.
I got this Freedom plan because I’m putting it in a dual sim setup with another data plan. I already know reception works for me from years of WIND Mobile. If you need any data at all, especially for occasional use, I think Public Mobile might be better with their never expiring data add-ons. So I feel like that other Freedom prepaid annual $199 plan isn’t worth getting.