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Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 10:43 am
by RVThereYet
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...

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 10:58 am
by 1791
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 .

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 11:23 am
by Triple 6
Good deals yes. Apparenty they drop a lot of calls. I'll look into them when their more established in the area.

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 11:25 am
by Bsuds
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.

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 12:55 pm
by Bsuds
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.

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 1:11 pm
by MAPearce
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 .

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 1:21 pm
by Bsuds
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.

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 1:35 pm
by featfan
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.

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 1:42 pm
by Bsuds
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.

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 1:48 pm
by MAPearce
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 .

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 2:15 pm
by stevemic
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
i am with Koodo

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Aug 31st, 2019, 6:43 pm
by skydawg
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

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Sep 1st, 2019, 8:31 pm
by OKkayak
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.

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Sep 2nd, 2019, 5:43 am
by Bsuds
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 .
skydawg wrote:
$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:

Re: Freedom Mobile?

PostPosted: Sep 2nd, 2019, 2:15 pm
by crookedmember
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.