What Network Does Freedom Mobile Use?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Freedom MobileWhat Network Does Freedom Mobile Use?
G.I asked 2 years ago
What network does Freedom Mobile use?

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Francesca Staff answered 2 years ago

Freedom Mobile’s coverage area is subject to alter over time as more towers are constructed. Within the Freedom network coverage area, the quality of voice and data service may be affected by terrain, weather, foliage, or technical capacity. Customers should be aware that Freedom Mobile does not guarantee service.

If your phone is compatible with several LTE frequencies, you can expect quicker data transfer rates and a better user experience.

With the help of a 2015 spectrum auction, Freedom’s LTE network uses AWS-3 airwaves. With a potential maximum speed of 180Mbps, Freedom Mobile’s LTE connectivity will undoubtedly compete with the incumbents’ existing networks, at least in places with adequate coverage.


The Freedom component of your plan’s data, call, text, and other features are all delivered over our Freedom network. Your phone will display “Freedom.” Freedom can keep its plans reasonable for the average user because of its 3G connectivity.

Depending on the location and the capabilities of device, you can access 3G, LTE, or Extended LTE networks. Pay-as-you-go tariffs may be in effect if you use Freedom Network. You may find out more about your existing plan by going to My Account.


A partner network will be used when you travel outside of Canada’s “Freedom” network. Your phone will display “Nationwide” in this location and may indicate that it’s roaming, if applicable.

You may be able to use the ‘Nationwide’ component of your plan, or pay-per-use prices may be applied instead. Log into your account and click on My Account to find out more about your existing plan.


Your phone will show ‘Freedom’ or ‘Nationwide,’ depending on which network you are on and how much of your data plan you are using when you are in these places. Pay-as-you-go tariffs may be in effect if you use the Variable network. You may find out more about your existing plan by going to My Account.

Difference between 3G, 4G, and LTE

3G, LTE, and Long Term Evolution (LTE-ER) are all available on the Freedom network. Customers of Freedom have access to a variety of options, each of which functions slightly differently.

3G Network

3G is the first generation of wireless that can connect devices like the Samsung Galaxy to the internet.

3G is the slowest choice, having been around the longest. It is only utilized as a last resort when other options are unavailable.

Long Term Evolution Network

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the next generation of wireless connectivity for smartphones, following on from the success of the 3G network. Speeds that are several times faster than 3G can be sensed thanks to that update, which aids in the streaming speed, download speed, app responsiveness, and smoothness.

Extended Long Term Evolution Network

Extending the Freedom network’s coverage area, Extended Range LTE brings better and stronger connections to even more users than ever before. Freedom Mobile Band 13 LTE (700MHZ low-band spectrum) enables better reception in elevators and buildings.

Extending the range of a mobile phone’s LTE signal is only possible on specific devices that support voice over LTE (VoLTE) at this time and only in certain parts of the country.

The principal network of Freedom Mobile in Canada was the first in Canada to make use of Advanced Wireless Services bands. While Band 2 (PCS) and Band 5 (Cellular) phones predated AWS for more than 10 years, AWS-capable handsets were less widespread at Freedom’s launch.

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