Freedom Mobile Extended Range LTE Expands in BC and Alberta

Shaw’s Freedom Mobile has announced today it has launched Extended Range LTE in new areas of BC and Edmonton.

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The expansion of Extended Range LTE is now available in BC’s Lower Mainland, along with Edmonton, Alberta. Today’s announcement joins Calgary, which launched Extended Range LTE last week.

What does this mean for Freedom Mobile customers? According to the company:

Extended Range LTE is our farthest reaching network coverage ever and represents a major milestone in our strategy to continually enhance your mobile network experience. The addition of Band 13 LTE (700MHZ low-band spectrum) to our network means we can strengthen and expand our coverage to even more places.

For you, that means a better network that reaches farther and penetrates walls for better coverage in buildings, basements and elevators.

Below are the areas which have Extended Range LTE available on Freedom Mobile’s network:

  • Calgary – Available now in select areas
  • BC Lower Mainland – Available now in select areas
  • Edmonton – Available now in select areas
  • Greater Toronto Area – Coming soon
  • Southern Ontario – Coming soon
Last week, Freedom Mobile confirmed VoLTE would be rolling out soon for iPhone users. The company also recently launched support for the Rich Communication Services (RCS) protocol, which allows Android users to view and send read receipts and more.
Let us know if you’re seeing improved LTE coverage in Calgary, Edmonton or the BC Lower Mainland.