If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

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If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

 

 

 

 

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Re: If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

If you buy if from Fido, yes it will be locked.
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Re: If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

If you buy if from Fido, yes it will be locked.
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Re: If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

Yeah, but you can get it unlocked for $50, since it would be fully paid off.

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Re: If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

I read somewhere that you can have Fido unlock it for you before sending it or I suppose done in-store.  Is that the $50 service you were referring to, or do you go somewhere 3rd party to get it done?  I have had it done abroad before but would rather Fido do it so it isn't as iffy.

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@gfunkdub wrote:

I read somewhere that you can have Fido unlock it for you before sending it or I suppose done in-store.  Is that the $50 service you were referring to, or do you go somewhere 3rd party to get it done?  I have had it done abroad before but would rather Fido do it so it isn't as iffy.


Sending it where?

 

Fido doesn't unlock in their stores. You call in and request the unlock from customer service. They charge you $50 if you meet the eligibility requirements for their unlock.

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Re: If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

Before they send it to you new from their warehouse.

 

What are their eligibility requirements?

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@gfunkdub wrote:

Before they send it to you new from their warehouse.

 

What are their eligibility requirements?


They won't unlock it before sending it to you. If you want that, buy it from Apple.

 

Eligibility requirements for unlock (might be out of date)

  1. No contract obligations connected to the phone. That means you either pay full price for the phone, pay the termination of the contract under which you bought the phone, wait until the contract expires or upgrade to a new phone and the old one becomes clear of obligations. If you buy it for full price from Fido, you would have to wait 30 days.
  2. Your account must be in good standing, meaning no past due bills
  3. pay $50 + taxes for the unlock

 

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@10yearfido wrote:

@gfunkdub wrote:

Before they send it to you new from their warehouse.

 

What are their eligibility requirements?


They won't unlock it before sending it to you. If you want that, buy it from Apple.

 

Eligibility requirements for unlock (might be out of date)

  1. No contract obligations connected to the phone. That means you either pay full price for the phone, pay the termination of the contract under which you bought the phone, wait until the contract expires or upgrade to a new phone and the old one becomes clear of obligations. If you buy it for full price from Fido, you would have to wait 30 days.
  2. Your account must be in good standing, meaning no past due bills
  3. pay $50 + taxes for the unlock

 


Thanks for the help 10yearfido! Slight update actually with regards to these rules; we no longer require 30 days if the phone was purchased at full price. It just needs to be or have been active in the equipment history on the phone number. 



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Re: If I spend $550 with a Monthly plan to buy a Galaxy S3, is that locked?

This might be a good time to revisit the unlocking policy itself. The current policy doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. It only serves to confuse customers and create bad will. Why not allow unlocks during the contract? The contract remains in place, so Fido doesn't lose anything and they will make the customers that want an unlock happy and Fido gets $50. The only thing declining an unlock does is upset customers and maybe encourages them to roam when they travel. But those that will pay roaming fees will pay them anyway and those looking to avoid roaming my unlocking are going to avoid roaming anyway, they will just give money to someone else for a phone they can use. So why reject the unlocks to begin with? Makes no sense at all.

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