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Freedom Mobile Network Expands to Quebec, Debuts Seamless Roaming [Update]

Videotron-owned Freedom Mobile has expanded its wireless network into Quebec as of today, July 19, according to information obtained by iPhone in Canada. Alongside this expansion, Freedom Mobile also plans to introduce a seamless roaming feature from July 24, enhancing the handoff from the Freedom network to the Nationwide network. The Quebec network expansion will...

Freedom Mobile Offering $65/100GB Canada-US Loyalty Plan

If you’re a Freedom Mobile customer, you may want to try to snag the following loyalty plan that is better than the company’s existing $50/40GB Canada-US plan. Some existing Freedom Mobile customers on Reddit and RFD have been offered the following loyalty plan when asking for it by phone or chat, as far back as...

Freedom Mobile Workers Eye Unionization Amid Ownership Change

Following the recent sale of Freedom Mobile, Teamsters Canada, a prominent labour union, has noted an increased interest in unionization among retail and call centre employees at the telecom. When Rogers and Shaw completed their massive merger this April, Freedom Mobile was transferred to Quebecor’s Videotron. According to Christopher Monette, the public affairs director at...

Videotron Debuts $55/50GB Canada-US Promo Plan, But There’s a Catch

Quebecor’s Videotron has launched a new Canada-US promo plan that undercuts big telcos Rogers, Telus and Bell if you bundle internet with your cellphone plan. In a change made late Tuesday on its website, Videotron’s $55/40GB Canada-US roaming plan received 10GB of extra data, becoming a $55/40GB plan. The ‘All-Inclusive Canada-US’ plan with 40GB now...

Fido Matches Freedom’s $50 Canada/US Plan with 40GB

Earlier today we told you about Fido’s new $50/40GB promo plan after a $10/month credit. Now, we’ve learned this promo plan is even better in Quebec, as it matches the Freedom Mobile $50/40GB plan with Canada/US roaming. Why just Quebec? Well, Quebec has a fourth regional wireless competitor in the form of Videotron (the owner...

Freedom Mobile’s $50/40GB Canada-US Plan Slaps Rogers, Telus, Bell

Well, I guess this is Videotron’s 'FAFO' message to Canada’s ‘Big 3’ wireless carriers. The company’s subsidiary Freedom Mobile has launched a new $50 Canada-US plan that includes talk, text and data, at a far cheaper price than incumbents. With marketing that also touts it as “two countries, one sweet deal”, Freedom Mobile includes 40GB...

Videotron EV Fleet to Get Smart Charging from Cleo

Cleo, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec specializing in charging solutions for electric vehicle (EV) fleets, has entered into an agreement with local telecom Videotron. With a fleet of nearly 200 electric vehicles operating in Montreal, Videotron is looking to enhance its fleet performance with Cleo's smart platform. Custom charging plans generated by Cleo are tailored to...

Quebecor Accuses Bell, Telus of ‘Dragging their Feet’ to Stop Competition

Pierre Karl Péladeau, CEO of Quebec-based telecom Quebecor, has claimed that Bell and Telus are stalling negotiations that would allow his company to access their wireless networks, reports The Globe and Mail. This follows a recent rule by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) requiring large telecom companies to sell network access to regional...

Freedom Mobile Debuts $39/20GB Promo Plan, Ramps Up Bonus Data

Videotron’s Freedom Mobile has ramped up its plans, offering a $39 promo plan with 20GB of data that includes 3GB of nationwide data and unlimited talk and text. Meanwhile, other Freedom Mobile plans now also include a 10GB bonus data as well. As it stands, here’s what’s available for bring your own phone customers: $39/20GB...

Freedom Mobile Promo Offers 100GB Data Bonus Again

Quebecor’s subsidiary Videotron is now running Freedom Mobile and with it are ongoing plan perks and changes. Earlier today we told you how nationwide roaming data has expanded to cheaper plans, while also getting a data bonus on select plans as well. Now, Freedom Mobile is offering up a 100GB data bonus when customers purchase...

Freedom Mobile Expands Nationwide Data to Cheaper Plans, Adds Bonus

Shaw’s Freedom Mobile…err, I mean Videotron’s new wireless carrier, has expanded nationwide data to cheaper monthly plans. Any plan that’s priced at $30 per month or higher, ‘Freedom Nationwide’ is now available. This means you’ll be connected to another network, in this case from roaming partner Rogers. Ahead of the Rogers-Shaw merger, Quebecor and Rogers...