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Every Canadian provider is required to unlock devices for free starting December 1, 2017.

Edit: December 1st not 12th Telus gave me the wrong info, thanks @Robkoh

Edit 2: Telud is doing free unlocks now apparently. I'll have to give them a call.
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scott83 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:36 am
Every Canadian provider is required to unlock devices for free starting December 12, 2017.
I know, just wanted to give a heads up that some might do it before!
tk1000 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:37 am
Koodo was already doing this on request

Read koodo-free-phone-unlock-codes-ymmv-2115487/
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If you have an old locked phone and you are no longer with the original provider, you may not get it unlocked. I chatted with CRTC this morning and I was told that the phone has to be active in the carrier's network to get it unlocked for free. I am not sure whether you have to have active wireless service with the exact carrier or with its related brands (such as Telus/Koodo/PM).
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Non-Koodo customer ok? Just have a spare Koodo phone in hand. iphone 4s sitting on shelf for years.
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tk1000 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:37 am
Koodo was already doing this on request

Read koodo-free-phone-unlock-codes-ymmv-2115487/
I think it might be a little bit different this time. Before the rep gave you $50 credit to offset the unlocking fee. Now they may probably remove it from the system.
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kanata2004 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:05 pm
Non-Koodo customer ok? Just have a spare Koodo phone in hand. iphone 4s sitting on shelf for years.
Most likely, NO. At least this is what I have learned from CRTC. I think it is YMMV depending on the carrier.
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I wonder if this filters down to PublicMobile as well .....
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9613019 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:53 am
I am not sure whether you have to have active wireless service with the exact carrier or with its related brands (such as Telus/Koodo/PM).
This shouldn't be an issue, PM have been officially unlocking Koodo and Telus phones for some time, not for free though.

Whether they will make that service free or eliminate it is yet to be known.

Though I find it interesting how come CRTC is saying you must be active on the network. Otherwise it's not quite "all" phones.
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ToniCipriani wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:21 pm
This shouldn't be an issue, PM have been officially unlocking Koodo and Telus phones for some time, not for free though.

Whether they will make that service free or eliminate it is yet to be known.

Though I find it interesting how come CRTC is saying you must be active on the network. Otherwise it's not quite "all" phones.
Telus (and Koodo/PM) has better services than Rogers and Bell.
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So this free unlock policy will be applied to all devices including tablets?
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6060842 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:43 pm
Rogers seems determined to charge until until this date.
No surprise there.

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