Until January 16, 2018, Freedom Mobile is offering a free iPhone 8 with its $65 10GB Data Plan on 24 months contract. The typical 10GB plan by Freedom Mobile costs $50 per month. The addition of the iPhone 8 adds another $15 month to the plan bringing it to $65 per month. Doing the math, after 24 months of contract, the iPhone 8 comes to $360+ tax. It’s not a bad deal as an iPhone 8 costs $929+ tax upfront.
Freedom Mobile $65 Plan Details
The free iPhone deal can be combined with any other $50 plans including:
- Big Gig 50 – $50, 10GB, Unlimited Text, $0.05 per call within Canada and USA
- Everywhere Canada 50 – $50, 5GB, Unlimited Home Talk
- All other plans $50 and above, such as Everywhere Canada 60, $60, 10GB Data, Unlimited Talk within Canada and USA
Is it Worth Getting this Plan?
I first signed up with Freedom Mobile (known as Wind in the past) back in 2010. Their prices were lucrative and competitive against the big players. However, I was very disappointed with their network. Constant dropped calls, poor signal and lack of coverage made me leave in no time. Later on, I learnt that their network coverage was improved. So I signed up again in 2014 hoping for better service. But, I wasn’t satisfied.
Now in 2018, several of my friends and colleagues have Freedom Mobile plans and I see them satisfied with phone calls, but they constantly struggle with slow data speed. What loads in 10 seconds for me takes them over a minute from the same spot. In addition, during fishing trips with friends, I have noticed that they rarely have service in rural areas where as my phone on Rogers service never disappoints.
If you are tight on budget and really want an iPhone at a great price and don’t mind being on a slow network, then this deal is worth getting. However, if you prefer a fast network and more coverage, than going with one of the big players during a promotion is preferable.