Where to buy a brand new unlocked phone.

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Where to buy a brand new unlocked phone.

With Fido's new plan structure, it is promoting users to use their Standard Plan with BYOD to get a 10% price reduction. I've giving some thought to it and decide the best value as a mobile consumer is to go m2m and BYOD to get the lowest monthly price.

 

And then it hit me.

 

Where do I buy a uncarrier brand new unlocked phone?

 

Many phone companies do not sell their phone through their website, instead opt for carriers to do the work of selling them through a contract, even if you decide to buy a phone outright, the phone is still either locked, (need to pay to unlock) or modded by the carrier. 

 

I know where to buy iphones/Nexus/sony at retail.

 

But what about Nokia/Samsung/Motorola/LG/HTC in canada? Where can I get these brands unlocked, with factory warrenty? I don't want to go through ebay/craiglist/grey market stores if I want a valid warrenty.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

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Re: Where to buy a brand new unlocked phone.

I have bought my last 4 BlackBerry devices outright and don't regret it at all. I bought 2 from other carriers and had them unlocked, and the other 2 from Amazon. Com all worked well. You can take advantage of special plan offers or switch without penalty. Saves money


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sheedy17 wrote:  I can understand why they make you pay $50 to unlock it.....   But I agree on the topic, if it is bought full price, it should be unlocked,

OFF the top of my head the UK cost to unlock a phone Converts to LESS Than $50 CAN

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