WIND Mobile re-branded as Freedom Mobile last month, a move which to give its new LTE network (based on AWS Band 3) a fresh start.
The company also launched a promo $40/6GB LTE plan, which was really the $45/3GB plan with a bonus 3GB and $5 off—only for the first 12 months.
However, in a recent email blast, Freedom Mobile is now offering the “special introductory rate plan” for its existing customers, specifically those in Toronto and Vancouver where its LTE network is available (via RFD).
Existing customers will get 6GB of LTE data for life, along with unlimited calls to Canada and the U.S., at the cost of $40 for the first 12 months, then $45 after.
In the end, customers will be paying $45 for 6GB of data, which is not a bad deal at all. The offer is only available until January 31, 2017.
Freedom Mobile explains in its email “That is the best-priced plan in the marketplace today! It is half of what you would pay with any of our competitors for 6 GB of data.”
Existing users can switch to this promo plan right now by logging into My Account, going to Change Your Plan, then select Smartphone 45 LTE from the list. The promotional credit will be applied on your next month’s bill, along with a follow up email.
The problem with Freedom Mobile’s LTE network? It doesn’t support the iPhone right now, as only 3G is available. The carrier right now is offering only two phones that will work with their LTE band: the LG V20 and ZTE Grand X 4 (coming soon), but says “more phones” will debut in 2017.
Freedom Mobile closes out the email by stating “Do not worry – as we expand our LTE coverage, we will reach out to customers in every region.”
So in a nutshell, if you still want to stay with WIND…err…Freedom Mobile, change to this plan and you’ll get it for life. But you won’t be able to use the LTE network unless you you’re using those two available phones, or until the iPhone supports AWS Band 3 LTE. But you could wait it out with existing 3G coverage and wait for further LTE expansion.
What are you going to do? Stick with Freedom Mobile or jump ship to get better coverage?