Is there ANY way Fido will unlock my iPhone 6 early

Is there ANY way Fido will unlock my iPhone 6 early

Is there ANY way Fido will unlock my iPhone 6 early

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Is there ANY way Fido will unlock my iPhone 6 early

Please I am very desperate and I need my phone unlocked before I go to a wedding overseas in a couple of weeks I've called Fido and the kept telling me that I have to wait 90 days I don't understand why that would make a difference I am really desperate I am willing to pay more money if that is what it takes I just need my phone unlocked without voiding my warranty if ANYONE can please give me some guidance please get back to me I have been with Fido for over 2 years and my entire family is with Fido since before they were owned by Rogers when they had the old blue and brown logo

 

 

 

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Re: Is there ANY way Fido will unlock my iPhone 6 early

Solved by Former Moderator FidoAmanda

Hi techwebs101. 

 

Did you purchase your iPhone 6 on a contract or at full price? If you received a rebate associated with a Fido agreement on your Fido phone, that phone must have been registered in your account for at least 90 days in order to be eligible for unlocking. Only in the case that  you purchased your device from Fido, without contract and did not receive any rebate on it would the phone would be eligible for unlocking immediately.

 

If the phone was purchased on a contract and is thus not yet eligible for unlocking, as an alternative, you could add a travel pack to cover any usage perfomed while roaming overseas so that you will still be able to bring and use your phone abroad.  Smiley

 

You can find information about all the international travel packs that we offer here: 

 

http://www.fido.ca/web/content/coverageroaming/roaming_intl_talktextdatatravelpack

 

Hope this helps! 

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I'm a Participant Level 1

This answer sucks. Is it Punjabi/English google translated? The guy wants to unlock his phone and you offer to sell him other extras ?

Namaste

I'm Helpful Level 1

He's willing to pay the full price for a phone. why not just purchase a cheap one and hotspot it?

then you get 2 phones for the price of 1 phone and it still have access to everything you need on the iphone.

cheap phone can run less than $100.

 

I'm a Contributor Level 1

yea that's what I am actually planning to do i just wanted to use the same device for all my emails info etc but I'm gunna just buy. another unlocked device

buy a cheap unlock phone and use the sim card in that one..hotpot it out to your iphone 6 and magic...you have data on your iphone 6...


@techwebs101 wrote:
yea that's what I am actually planning to do i just wanted to use the same device for all my emails info etc but I'm gunna just buy. another unlocked device

Really unfortunate that you are forced into that position.

I'm a Contributor Level 1

by cancel I mean my 2 year term and switch to a standard plan
I'm Qualified Level 3

Interesting...

 

I mentioned an alternative way but you seem to be hell bent on Fido doing the unlocking for you. In that case your only way is to terminate your current agreement (you still get to keep the plan) pay the remaining subsidy balance on your iphone 6 (meaning you are paying almost full price for the iphone anyways since you only had it for a month). and pay an Additional $50 to have the iphone unlock by Fido.

 

 

I guess your problem really isn't a problem if money is of no concern. Just pay Fido want they want and you get exactly what you want.

I'm a Contributor Level 1

If I were to pay off my account fully and cancel my account today can I unlock the phone
I'm an Expert Level 2

To this day, I still cannot think of a single good/valid reason for locking phones to even be allowed. 

 

Yes, it keeps you from using your phone with another carrier, domestically or internationally. But there is nothing in your contract that forbids you from doing business with another carrier. That would in fact very likely be illegal if it was stipulated in the contract as it would be clearly anti-competitive and meant to restrain trade. Yet, that is all a lock accomplishes.

 

It's a heavy handed policy that only harms customers.

I'm a Contributor Level 1

and the travel packs are not worth it I can get unlimited data for $15 aboard

if you were closer to the 90 day mark, i can tell you that they will probably unlock it for you. but since it's only 30 days, chances aren't high.

 

How about buy/borrow another unlock phone and just use it aboard, then resell it once you are back? 

If you buy a 2nd hand unlocked phone, it is should not be too expensive. 



I'm a Contributor Level 1

I got it on a contract 30 days ago and i really just need it unlocked
Former Moderator

Hi techwebs101. 

 

Did you purchase your iPhone 6 on a contract or at full price? If you received a rebate associated with a Fido agreement on your Fido phone, that phone must have been registered in your account for at least 90 days in order to be eligible for unlocking. Only in the case that  you purchased your device from Fido, without contract and did not receive any rebate on it would the phone would be eligible for unlocking immediately.

 

If the phone was purchased on a contract and is thus not yet eligible for unlocking, as an alternative, you could add a travel pack to cover any usage perfomed while roaming overseas so that you will still be able to bring and use your phone abroad.  Smiley

 

You can find information about all the international travel packs that we offer here: 

 

http://www.fido.ca/web/content/coverageroaming/roaming_intl_talktextdatatravelpack

 

Hope this helps! 



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I'm a Participant Level 3

How would Apple know if Fido did it, or if a third party company did it?  They arent about to call Fido and ask them, unless they have a magical tool that tells them where an IMEI was unlocked (which I do not think they do).

 

I dont think Fido just has the 90 day rule so you switch carriers, it makes sense for fraud issues that you do not sell it right when you get it and then run off with the money.  Some of the Iphone's are over $1000, someone could easily open an account, get a phone on subsidy and then sell it for $800 and then leave Fido with the Bill,  this is more of a fraud thing if you ask me.

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Apple told me it would void my AppleCare if I fo it through a third party
I'm a Contributor Level 1

they kept telling me to wait 90 days which I don't understand why that makes a difference why I'm paying for the service and I am still going to be with Fido
I'm Qualified Level 3

Yes,

 

You can try other online unlocking service.  Its a common misconception that you have to get your Fido phone unlocked through Fido. Other providers will do it for you without the restrictions laid out from Fido.

 

Think of it as a new car maintainece service. Of course the car dealership insists your newly purchased car to be serviced by the dealer. But there is no restriction to have it serviced by any car mechanic.

 

 

To answer your question. Fido has a 90 day policy to prevent customers from getting a phon through subsidy and quickly switched carriers, or using non - Fido roaming services like what you are trying to do now. Also they can make an additional $50 when you unlock a phone.

 

I personally do not think that is a good way to do business. Luckly there are other options when it comes to unlocking phones.  As for reliability I can say I got my S4 unlocked (and tested) after 1 day.

 

Hope this helps