Shaw undercuts Big Three on iPhone pricing, Freedom Mobile to sell iPhone X for $0 upfront
Freedom’s steep discount comes with the caveat that its network only covers major centres in B.C., Alberta and Ontario, meaning consumers may face additional roaming charges outside those zones
November 22, 2017
Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile will shake up the way wireless carriers have traditionally sold Apple Inc. devices in Canada when it starts selling iPhones for the first time on Friday.
Freedom Mobile will sell the latest slate of iPhones, including the 8, 8 Plus and X, for $0 upfront on two-year contracts, Shaw announced in a news release Wednesday.
This pricing strategy is a sharp departure from the standard followed by the Big Three carriers Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Telus Corp., none of which offer the newest, most expensive iPhones for zero down just months after a release.
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I’ve been with them since the summer – roaming charges are not a problem; you simply buy a North America package. They’re still cheaper than the big guys. I love them!
I have a dual sim phone with them and Rogers and although they have improved a lot lately and find in some areas their call sound quality is better than Rogers. Coverage is ok in Greater Vancouver and if it goes into roaming for a bit it is back in 1-2 mins. Rogers fades out as well depending on the area.
The only real issue I have with them is they dont have any coverage in Montreal, no excuse for that if they want to show they are a national carrier. At least do a roaming deal with Videotron where they do not show roaming off their network as they do in other major Canadian cities.
Their US and International Roaming is VERY good with great rates, might say they have better roaming outside of Canada.