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Are all new phones unlocked now?

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  • Dec 19th, 2018 2:48 am
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Nov 29, 2012
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Toronto

Are all new phones unlocked now?

I am currently with bell and I cracked the screen on my blackberry. My wife's contract with rogers is coming up for renewal soon.

She offered to give me her upgrade phone when she renews. I read somewhere phone providers have to unlock all new phones.

So can I take her upgrade from rogers and use it even thought I am with bell??
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Deal Addict
Feb 22, 2007
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Toronto
I don't think they come unlocked. However you can get it unlocked for free.

Contact Rogers, they will ask for the IMEI number and from there they will provide you a unlock code
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Mar 25, 2003
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dalegribble1 wrote: I am currently with bell and I cracked the screen on my blackberry. My wife's contract with rogers is coming up for renewal soon.

She offered to give me her upgrade phone when she renews. I read somewhere phone providers have to unlock all new phones.

So can I take her upgrade from rogers and use it even thought I am with bell??
If new purchase, Yes it is supposed to be unlocked
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/phone/mobile/code.htm
Unlocked cellphones
Mobile devices unlocked free of charge, upon request, and all newly purchased devices unlocked.
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Oct 13, 2009
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all new phones come unlocked
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Jul 8, 2009
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Vancouver, BC
Right, since Dec 2017, all new purchased phones are unlocked.

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