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How to unlock iPhone 6 w Rogers bought on Kijiji?

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How to unlock iPhone 6 w Rogers bought on Kijiji?

Bought an iPhone 6 off kijiji last year. Called Rogers and the IMEI is registered under previous owner's name. Emailed him couple days ago from our initial interaction via kijiji but haven't heard back. Is there a method I can get this device unlocked or should I just forget about it?
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Unless there is an outstanding device balance, they should unlock it for you.

If there were an outstanding device balance, it would have been blacklisted by now.

If Rogers doesn't want to unlock it for you, regardless of who it is registered to, they are just being a pain in the ass.
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I will try calling them again.
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You could try eBay. I've done it twice using eBay and the phones have never relocked to Rogers.
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batcave wrote: If there were an outstanding device balance, it would have been blacklisted by now.
It wouldn't be blacklisted of the original owner sold it and didn't pay off the device balance yet.
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Call Rogers again and ask them to unlock or find a friend that is on Rogers and insert your sim into it and call from the iphone and ask Rogers to unlock

FS: Nothing at the moment
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If the second call doesn't work, I find complaining in public (ie. social media) yields better results.
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Thank you all. I will try couple strategies mentioned :)
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Rhinox87 wrote: Thank you all. I will try couple strategies mentioned :)
Am in the same boat. Did Rogers cooperate in the end? If so, how did you do it? TIA!
If my sanity has to go, it is my job to keep its absence to myself. :D
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Hey,

I am looking to buy a phone on Monday off Kijiji that is locked to Fido. How do I go about unlocking it for free?
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therealbry wrote: Hey,

I am looking to buy a phone on Monday off Kijiji that is locked to Fido. How do I go about unlocking it for free?
Call Fido and get it unlocked for free.
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Slono wrote: Call Fido and get it unlocked for free.
Can I call and get in unlocked for free or does it have to be the owner that does it?
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therealbry wrote: Can I call and get in unlocked for free or does it have to be the owner that does it?
Pretty sure they don't care.
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wearysky wrote: Pretty sure they don't care.
You are right, I talked to someone and they informed me that you do not need to be the owner of the phone. The carrier can unlock it
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Use the carrier's online chat to unlock (if they have online chat).

I used Rogers online chat to unlock a Rogers phone - took like 2mins tops...all they asked for was the IMEI, they checked their DB to make sure all good and voila, unlocked!!

FS: Nothing at the moment
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after its unlocked, u don't need to input a code into the iphone right? unlike other android phones where u gotta input the code... u just gotta hook to itunes and it says sometying bout activating i think
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mikka2017 wrote: after its unlocked, u don't need to input a code into the iphone right? unlike other android phones where u gotta input the code... u just gotta hook to itunes and it says sometying bout activating i think
Yeah, no code with iPhones, because the unlock is actually controlled by Apple. That's why prior to the new rules, iPhone unlocks were so expensive for a year or two - access was tightly controlled, so it was extremely risky for employees inside the company to risk their jobs to do unlocks for cheap.

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