New unlocking policy?

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New unlocking policy?

I read today that some Fido CS reps are telling customers that Fido's unlocking policy now includes unlocking subsidized phones after 90 days? If so, that is a fantastic change. Can anyone confirm?

 

 

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Re: New unlocking policy?

Hey @Community 

 

I know it's an old thread.

 

Everything that you need to know about the unlocking policy is on our blog here.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

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Re: New unlocking policy?

I have an iPhone 3GS too.

the contract is almost over (in 3 months).

Can i call 611 to have the phone unlock now?  

 

BTW, if Fido unlock the phone, will it get re-locked when I upgrade the iOS in the future?

 

I am travelling and want to use my iphone overseas.

I want to wait for and upgrade to iphone 5 when it comes out.

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Re: New unlocking policy?


@ChinaDoll13 wrote:

I have an iPhone 3GS too.

the contract is almost over (in 3 months).

Can i call 611 to have the phone unlock now?  

 

BTW, if Fido unlock the phone, will it get re-locked when I upgrade the iOS in the future?

 

I am travelling and want to use my iphone overseas.

I want to wait for and upgrade to iphone 5 when it comes out.


you wil have to wait until your contract is complete or you renew your contract with another phone before they will unlock it for your. It is a permament unlcok. No need to worry about OS updates.

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Re: New unlocking policy?

Hello everyone,
I just want to update all of you on our unlocking policy :
-If you got your phone with an agreement, you must wait 90 days to be able to unlock the phone.
-If you purchase the phone without an agreement from one of our store, the phone can be unlocked right away.
-If you bought the phone outside of an authorized Fido sales channel, you must be using the phone for at least 90 days to be able to unlock it.

And also keep in mind that there is a 50$ fee to do the unlocking and that we can only unlock phones that are locked to Fido.
I hope that this clarify everything for all of you.



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Re: New unlocking policy?

Regarding The Fido Unlocking Policy.

 

   If i buy a subsidy phone under contract, Then i can understand a $50 fee to unlock the phone to be used for travel while the contract remains active.

 

   However, If i finish paying for the phone and now fully own the phone, I think the unlocking fee should be severly reduced if not totally free.

 

   When i own something, i own something. I don't pay anything after that.

Furthermore i don't believe a $50 fee is justifyable.

 

   Remember when you could buy something then do with it as you see fit rather then have your device locked/destroyed by the company you bought it from if you decided to change anything ala xbox modifications?

 

I don't like being treated like cattle

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Then don't use the carrier's subsidy and purchase your phone from the manufacturer.

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Re: New unlocking policy?

Hey @Community 

 

I know it's an old thread.

 

Everything that you need to know about the unlocking policy is on our blog here.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 



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