How do I know if my phone is unlocked?

How do I know if my phone is unlocked?

How do I know if my phone is unlocked?

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How do I know if my phone is unlocked?

I bought my device (Note 4) with Fido, however I bought it seperate from my contracr (I bought it full price, and used it with the "Bring your own phone" deal). Is it unlocked or is it locked?

 

 

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Re: How do I know if my phone is unlocked?

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@florenceyu All Nexus phones come factory unlocked, but for other phones if you are not sure the best way is to put in a SIM from another carrier and if it is locked it will ask you for an unlock code.

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To expand on what the others have said, *any* phone bought through*any* provider is locked, except the Nexus line and, hopefully, the Pixel line.
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@florenceyu wrote:

I bought my device (Note 4) with Fido, however I bought it seperate from my contracr (I bought it full price, and used it with the "Bring your own phone" deal). Is it unlocked or is it locked?

 

 

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Hello Florenceyu,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  If you bought your Note 4 from Fido, I think it would be locked. It does not matter whether you paid full price or bought it separately or have a plan without subsidy (BYOP), Samsung phones from Fido are generally locked.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers


@florenceyu All Nexus phones come factory unlocked, but for other phones if you are not sure the best way is to put in a SIM from another carrier and if it is locked it will ask you for an unlock code.