With the new LTE plans, Freedom makes value a priority.
Freedom Mobile expands its LTE network, adds new LTE roaming partner..it would be reasonable for subscribers to worry that prices will also become premium, but vice-president of brand and communications Karen Harbin says that won’t be the case.
"We’re a value brand, I think that’s our niche in the market. I don’t think we have aspirations to go upscale", said Harbin.
She pointed to the new LTE plan selection as proof — if they had meant to increase their pricing, they could have instituted a two-tier pricing system for 3G versus LTE, but instead they gave all data plans LTE service.
MobileSyrup, April 6
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At the moment I see two options to reasonable pricing without Freedom:
1) Koodo workaround; and
2) Get a virtual number from Fongo or the equivalent (and if you have an iphone - sudoapp) and then get a Sask plan.
The rates for Ontario are a rip off - people just need to work around them
I don't like their pricing practices and it's clearly being used in conjunction with the WCC to manipulate and extort more money from their customers. I feel like it even kind of go against the WCC as at the time of the introduction of the rule, Data overages were priced a lot lower.E. Bill management
3. Cap on data overage charges
A service provider must suspend data overage charges once they reach $50 within a single monthly billing cycle, unless the customer expressly consents to pay additional charges.
A service provider must provide this cap at no charge. (http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/phone/mobile/codesimpl.htm)
Consumers should be outrages and raise concern with the CRTC. Media outlets could also focus on this more if they weren't owned by the very companies doing this.
Since the other carriers, noted in the table, have superior coverage with no need to roam, one of their less expensive plans might be a more cost efficient option.
One should consider also, the number of comments from Freedom users in fringe areas where the shift to roaming is problematic.
1 GB - $42 ($40 with auto-pay)
2 GB - $45 ($43 with auto-pay)
4 GB - $67 ($65 with auto-pay)
Freedom's entry should also indicate that the minutes and data are only in home zones.
Hmmm, so am on Canada $44 plan with 5gb, $10 service credit for stuff like roaming minus $5 for 5 plans. Do I add 3gb data add on for $10 per month giving me 8gb data, us calling, for $49 per month? #nobrainer?
Lucky Albertan on the Cross Canada $44 plan. Family has 4 other Cross Canada $44 plans. Typed on my stunning Passport Silver Edition.
I appreciate the table as well pjw918