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No More 3rd Party Rogers / Fido iPhone 5 Unlocks

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shushwap wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 2:22 am
They must have put some sort of safe guards for the Iphone 5... Curious as to what they did....Perhaps only one guy has the password.
This is what I was thinking. Or maybe a separate computer to access iP5. But no matter what the difference is, why the difference?
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ceredon wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 9:00 am
This is what I was thinking. Or maybe a separate computer to access iP5. But no matter what the difference is, why the difference?
Well; right now the only Rogers customers that would be eligible for iPhone 5 unlocking are those that paid outright and those that are cancelling -- probably a very small amount of people. When they ran the reports, they probably saw an unusual spike...
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Jimboski wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 1:40 am
It's the same as the iP5 IIRC, Like $100+.
I guess it's still cheaper to get Rogers to unlock.
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WorldIRC wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 9:45 am
Well; right now the only Rogers customers that would be eligible for iPhone 5 unlocking are those that paid outright and those that are cancelling -- probably a very small amount of people. When they ran the reports, they probably saw an unusual spike...
Probably. But any done on the side are lost revenue, whether iP5 or other. And if they know it's happening, against policy, by blocking iP5 only, they are implicitly saying they are ok with the others. Which is weird.
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ceredon wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 11:12 am
Probably. But any done on the side are lost revenue, whether iP5 or other. And if they know it's happening, against policy, by blocking iP5 only, they are implicitly saying they are ok with the others. Which is weird.
Who knows -- maybe there were two different guys (one that does old, one that does iP5 -- maybe the latter was fired)
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Any idea what will happen those that were already unlocked?
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Jimboski wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 2:05 pm
Nothing? What can they do? You paid for the service while It was still active.
He probably means to ask if Apple / Fido / Rogers will do anything....
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Jimboski wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 2:21 pm
Nothing, Lol. You didn't know It was "illegal" right?
Yeah. Also I doubt apple and Rogers want to relock and cause bad publicity. Rogers is probably just going to keep a closer watch on unlocks from now on.
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desidealer49 wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 2:34 pm
Yeah. Also I doubt apple and Rogers want to relock and cause bad publicity. Rogers is probably just going to keep a closer watch on unlocks from now on.
ATT was relocking -- pissed off a lot of people. I wonder if they still do.
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Jimboski wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 2:36 pm
LOL relocking would cause a crap ton of more hate on the already hated Robellus..
If I steal money by hacking into someone's bank account and the bank reverses the transaction, should I complain?
These 3rd party sites "gain access" into Rogers systems to unlock the iPhones...not very different here.
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WorldIRC wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 2:43 pm
If I steal money by hacking into someone's bank account and the bank reverses the transaction, should I complain?
These 3rd party sites "gain access" into Rogers systems to unlock the iPhones...not very different here.
Yup. What are people going to complain to or about Rogers about? That their phones that Rogers feels should be locked and expects to be locked and which they were not paid to unlock, are in fact locked? While I strongly disagree with the idea of locked phones to begin with, relocking doesn't reflect any worse on Rogers than locking them in the first place. If they had been paid to unlock them and approved the unlock, relocking would be a different story.

Only party you have a complaint against is the grey market unlocker. Take it up with them. They have your money.
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WorldIRC wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2012 2:35 pm
ATT was relocking -- pissed off a lot of people. I wonder if they still do.
Did they? Never heard that.
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