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Freedom Mobile iPhone Launch Confirmed: Pricing and Availability TBA

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Here’s some big news for Freedom Mobile customers, as Shaw’s wireless carrier has confirmed they will carry the iPhone soon.

Freedom mobile iphone x

The company told MobileSyrup in a statement “Freedom Mobile is proud to confirm that it will offer iPhone. Availability and pricing will be announced at a future date,” as per Chethan Lakshman, vice-president of external affairs at the company.

The issue with Freedom Mobile’s growing LTE network is it uses AWS Band 66, which limits smartphone hardware since only those with compatible modems can support it. Luckily, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X supports AWS Band 66. We’ve already seen some users successfully use their iPhone 8 models on the network.

Last month, Barclays analyst Philip Huang predicted Freedom Mobile would start selling the iPhone within the next six months.

If you want to compete against Rogers, Telus and Bell, you need to be able to attract customers who want iPhones on contract, and support newer models on your network. It appears Freedom Mobile has all the puzzle pieces put into place, as later this week it plans to launch revamped plans as well (more to follow).

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  • Buy the phone outright!
    Good to see competition.

  • FragilityG4

    Right on, on both points. Don’t let these carriers bully you out of your plan!

  • Dimitri

    Yes! Once the iPhone is on sale at freedom, monthly plans will decrease at the big three. This is what Canada needs.

  • raslucas

    Or or or… Freedom prices will go up… 🙁

  • Duston Foster

    lol. nope.

  • Natasha Brown

    All current plans with freedom mobile will be grandfathered as of 19 October plans after that would significantly increase I don’t see any competition I see a big four not a big three anymore

  • Salinger

    A far more likely scenario in the Canadian wireless market.

  • Travis Turner

    I bought the 8 Plus outright and it works fine. Just needed to manually change some settings. This is good news.

  • lakhijhajj

    Have faith in our nation guys. Have faith in our govt.

  • Richi

    Govt screws up everything it touches, I have zero faith in them!

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