iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X Supports Freedom Mobile Band 66 AWS-3 LTE [u]


Apple has updated their LTE page to indicate iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will support Band 66 LTE (AWS-3), meaning it should work on Shaw’s Freedom Mobile LTE network:

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The LTE page doesn’t list iPhone X yet, but given the similarities to iPhone 8, the newest iPhone definitely should also work on Band 66 AWS-3 LTE.

Will Freedom start selling iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X anytime soon?

Freedom Mobile responded to a customer on Twitter to say “Working with new & existing partners to provide our customers what they are looking for is a priority. Unfortunately, there’s no info available at this time.”

iPhone X will start at $1319 CAD for the 64GB version, while iPhone 8 starts at $929 and iPhone 8 Plus starts at $1059 CAD.

Update: iPhone X page lists LTE Band 66, so Freedom Mobile will be supported (thanks Trevor).


  • Trevor Smith

    The iPhone X page on Apple Canada’s web site also lists Band 66 for both iPhone X models:

  • RickysCV

    Maybe a dumb question, but why sell Model 1901 when the Model 1865 has all the bands covered?

  • My 1/2 cents

    The better question is what is model 1901and 1865?

  • My 1/2 cents

    You don’t want to go on Shaw (Freedom Mobile). Their LTE speeds suck in most urban areas.

    The only good thing at the moment is that Freedom may have more promotions to lure customers. This may give you some leverage with your current carrier for them to offer you something better than what you have now.

  • My 1/2 cents

    Would it make sense to offer AWS-66 on the iPhone 8’s and not X? The point being is the elite model (X) will have more features than the regular models.

  • raslucas

    Based on iPhone 7 like information. One uses Qualcomm chip (cdma) while the other uses Intel chip (cannot do CDMA for patent reasons). Apple only sells the CDMA one where they have to (Verizon and Sprint). In Canada we’ll be only getting the non-CDMA.

  • In the west it’s excellent. My friend in Vancouver just spewe tested his new phone and got 60mbps. I’m happy on thier 3G network in Calgary.

  • Ian

    Yes, I was the customer who received that reply!

  • Ian

    I concur that coverage in Vancouver is awesome while Calgary is less so.

  • specialk2000

    What exactly do you considering a “sucky” LTE speed? I haven’t been anywhere where the speed has not been good so far.