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Postby RVThereYet » Aug 31st, 2019, 9:43 am

Anyone using Freedom Mobile now that it's available in the Okanagan?

How's your phone coverage in general around Kelowna, data speeds, wifi hotspots etc.

Anyone using it in and around Lake Country?

What do you like/dislike?

Thanks for any feedback...

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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby 1791 » Aug 31st, 2019, 9:58 am

Lil brother switched to Freedom. He is happy. Saving a ton of money has a huge data package and a brand new iphonex something or other .

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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby Triple 6 » Aug 31st, 2019, 10:23 am

Good deals yes. Apparenty they drop a lot of calls. I'll look into them when their more established in the area.
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 31st, 2019, 10:25 am

Freedom is owned by Shaw, I am looking for a low cost plan with some data.

Depending on your needs you could look at these 2 as well. They start at $15/mo and their $25 plans look like they would work for me. You can also add on US coverage for a small fee when you go there.

Public Mobile (Telus)

Lucky Mobile (Bell)

Right now I am on Telus pay as you go at $10/mo which only gives me 500 min and 100 texts with no data and no US coverage.
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 31st, 2019, 11:55 am

Triple 6 wrote:Good deals yes. Apparenty they drop a lot of calls. I'll look into them when their more established in the area.


Interesting as with them owned by Shaw and on the same network does Shaw drop calls too or is there something else that causes problems? They should already be established.
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby MAPearce » Aug 31st, 2019, 12:11 pm

Happy with Telus for all we have .. That includes service almost everywhere , no dropped calls ever , as much data as I can handle and service reps that understand my 400 bucks a month ( 4 devices all lit up like Christmas trees ) could go anywhere else anytime I get "upset" with them ..

I get exactly what I pay for and I'm not expecting it to be cheap .
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 31st, 2019, 12:21 pm

We are grossly overcharged for Mobile phones in Canada.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/26 ... tion-issue

My Sister lives in Hawaii and pays $50 US for unlimited calls/data and roaming in the US, Canada and Mexico! I hate to think what we would pay for that service.
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby featfan » Aug 31st, 2019, 12:35 pm

Bsuds"

Interesting as with them owned by Shaw and on the same network does Shaw drop calls too or is there something else that causes problems? They should already be established.

Freedom put up a large amount of repeaters and cell equipment on a apartment building on Pandosy over the last 6 months.
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby Bsuds » Aug 31st, 2019, 12:42 pm

I guess just because a provider is "owned" by one of the big telco's it does not mean they are automatically on the same network.
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby MAPearce » Aug 31st, 2019, 12:48 pm

Bsuds wrote:I guess just because a provider is "owned" by one of the big telco's it does not mean they are automatically on the same network.


Ever heard the phrase " you get what you pay for " ?

I think it sums it up perfectly .
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby stevemic » Aug 31st, 2019, 1:15 pm

Bsuds wrote:We are grossly overcharged for Mobile phones in Canada.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/26 ... tion-issue

My Sister lives in Hawaii and pays $50 US for unlimited calls/data and roaming in the US, Canada and Mexico! I hate to think what we would pay for that service.


I pay $61 per month all in, unlimited calls texts in canada and 4gb data
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby skydawg » Aug 31st, 2019, 5:43 pm

MAPearce wrote:Happy with Telus for all we have .. That includes service almost everywhere , no dropped calls ever , as much data as I can handle and service reps that understand my 400 bucks a month ( 4 devices all lit up like Christmas trees ) could go anywhere else anytime I get "upset" with them ..

I get exactly what I pay for and I'm not expecting it to be cheap .


$4800 a year for cells phones is bloody insane

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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby OKkayak » Sep 1st, 2019, 7:31 pm

MAPearce wrote:
Ever heard the phrase " you get what you pay for " ?

I think it sums it up perfectly .

We get crap for what we pay for. Cell phone plan prices are insane for what we get in this country.
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby Bsuds » Sep 2nd, 2019, 4:43 am

MAPearce wrote:Happy with Telus for all we have .. That includes service almost everywhere , no dropped calls ever , as much data as I can handle and service reps that understand my 400 bucks a month ( 4 devices all lit up like Christmas trees ) could go anywhere else anytime I get "upset" with them ..

I get exactly what I pay for and I'm not expecting it to be cheap .
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$4800 a year for cells phones is bloody insane


I suspect must have 4 of the newest $1500 iPhones that he's paying for too. :200:
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Re: Freedom Mobile?

Postby crookedmember » Sep 2nd, 2019, 1:15 pm

MAPearce wrote:Happy with Telus for all we have .. That includes service almost everywhere , no dropped calls ever , as much data as I can handle and service reps that understand my 400 bucks a month ( 4 devices all lit up like Christmas trees ) could go anywhere else anytime I get "upset" with them ..

I get exactly what I pay for and I'm not expecting it to be cheap .



I have a work phone the company pays for.

My personal Xiaomi cost me about $200 outright and service from Virgin about $20 per month. Data is pay per use, which I rarely use because I don't have facebook to constantly check and there's usually some wifi floating around.

While I'm not cool enough to own a $1500 iPhone, I do have a lot of Apple Inc stock which has made me a ****load of money over the years from people who do have iPhones.
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