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    Meanwhile in Australia with their similar (if not...

    Meanwhile in Australia with their similar (if not higher) costs vs. Canada and with the AUD roughly at par with CAD they still manage to have much lower wireless service prices (with just three...
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    Public Mobile Too bad that "2G hole" won't be around for much...

    Too bad that "2G hole" won't be around for much longer with Rogers shutting off 2G GSM in 2 year's time:(
  3. Not tech related, but if you flew with a Star...

    Not tech related, but if you flew with a Star Alliance partner of Air Canada for the YVR-AKL portion of your trip (such as Air New Zealand), your luggage would automatically be checked through to AKL...
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    If I'm not mistaken, the CRTC is the one to...

    If I'm not mistaken, the CRTC is the one to blame: While they mandate domestic roaming among Canadian networks, carriers are not allowed to display the name of the (Canadian) roaming network which is...
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    Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018)...

    Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) at about C$300 at import shops is so far the lowest priced dual-SIM phone that supports all of Freedom/Shaw's bands (4,7,13 and 66)
  6. That and also likely not support North American...

    That and also likely not support North American LTE bands to avoid cannibalizing sales of the pricier NA market Pixels.
  7. Does Freedom/Shaw (and other regional carriers)...

    Does Freedom/Shaw (and other regional carriers) currently allow roaming on BellUS where there is Rogers coverage (but of course no native coverage)? With the voice and SMS price difference I would...
  8. Why is Rogers roaming a lot cheaper (except for...

    Why is Rogers roaming a lot cheaper (except for data) than Bell and especially Telus?
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    Yet those same homeowners most likely have WiFi...

    Yet those same homeowners most likely have WiFi routers inside their homes with similar power output/range coverage and operating in similar 2Ghz+ (or even higher 5Ghz) frequency ranges. Where's the...
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    Dual-SIM phones are really just a thing in Asia...

    Dual-SIM phones are really just a thing in Asia so it it extremely rare to find one that supports Shaw's networks or even any North American LTE frequency for that matter. As far as I can tell only...
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    The A8 (and bigger brother A8+) does support Band...

    The A8 (and bigger brother A8+) does support Band 4/AWS UMTS as well:

    3G UMTS:
    B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)


    4G FDD LTE:
    B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850),...
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    If the S8 is too expensive, OP can also check out...

    If the S8 is too expensive, OP can also check out Samsung's A8 (2018) (dubbed the "S8 lite") which sells for around CDN$600 (also through import sites as not sold in North America) and supports...
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    Not sold in North America but you might be able...

    Not sold in North America but you might be able to get it through import sites: Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (supports bands 4, 7, and 66 but not Shaw's upcoming band 13)
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    Not sold in North America, but for importers the...

    Not sold in North America, but for importers the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro also supports band 66 (but not band 13) and priced at around $400.
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    Pretty much any phone meant for the...

    Pretty much any phone meant for the European/Asian market will have LTE band 7, although they often don't support Freedom's other LTE bands (4/13/66) as they're not used in Europe/Asia.
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    Australia has an even lower population density...

    Australia has an even lower population density overall compared to Canada, yet they still have a healthy and very competitive wireless market with several MVNO's. I would say that Australia would be...
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    While Australia (with an even lower population...

    While Australia (with an even lower population density than Canada's) gets competition right with MVNO BYOD offers of as low as $17 per month for 5GB of data and unlimited calls/texts, tax...
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    Definition of flagship: 1. the ship that...

    Definition of flagship:
    1. the ship that carries the commander of a fleet or subdivision of a fleet and flies the commander's flag
    2. the finest, largest, or most important one of a series,...
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    LTE-only devices?

    Has anyone had any luck with activating LTE-only devices on VZW or it's MVNO's? I'm looking at getting the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 (G930FD with dual-SIM support) which...
  20. S7 International Version (G930FD) on Verizon/MVNO's

    Is it possible to activate LTE-only phones like the S7 international version (G930FD) on Verizon or its MVNO's? This version of the S7 does not have a CDMA radio but does support LTE bands 13 and 4...
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    Especially when you compare it to Australia...

    Especially when you compare it to Australia (which has just about the most similar population characteristics and economy as Canada):

    http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/SimBYO...
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    The Samsung A7 is not officially sold in North...

    The Samsung A7 is not officially sold in North America so it does not support LTE Band 66. However, it does support AWS (1700/2100) LTE so you can still use it on Freedom's LTE, albeit only in...
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    This sucks though for visitors/roamers...

    This sucks though for visitors/roamers (particularly from outside North America) with devices that don't support Band 12/AWS but do support Band 2/PCS HSPA.
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    Too bad the Asian version of the A5(2017) with...

    Too bad the Asian version of the A5(2017) with dual SIM slots (SM-A520F/DS) doesn't support band 66*, that would have been handy for travelers especially now that Freedom is losing roaming coverage...
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    You'll still need quad-band, only this time you...

    You'll still need quad-band, only this time you need quad-band UMTS/HSPA (Bands 1,2,5 and 8) at minimum to be "global" ;)
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