For the curious, here are the unlocking instructions for a variety of devices:
Android and Windows Devices
1.Turn off your phone.
2. Remove your Fido SIM card from your phone.
3. Insert another carrier’s SIM card back into your phone.
4. Turn on your phone, and enter the unlock code when prompted
5. Some phones may require a reboot to complete the process.
BlackBerry (Bold, Curve, Pearl)
BlackBerry 10 devices (Z10, Q10)
Using an Active Fido SIM Card
o iOS 9: Tap Settings > iCloud > Backup > Back Up Now.
o iOS 10 or higher: Tap Settings > the iCloud account at the top of the settings > iCloud Backup > Back Up Now
iTunes: Click File > Devices > Back Up.
iTunes: Click File > Transfer Purchases from your device name.
Note: You should be prompted with a message stating your iPhone is now unlocked.
iTunes: Click Summary > Restore Backup.
For more assistance, please visit https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201328.
Nokia (Microsoft) Windows phones
Nokia (legacy devices)
-> The letter P appears after pressing the star key ( * ) 3 times quickly.
-> The letter W appears after pressing the star key ( * ) 4 times quickly.
-> The letter + appears after pressing the star key ( * ) 2 times quickly.
If that fails repeat the process, composing #PW+CODE+1# instead.
Nokia CS-18 Internet stick
Mobile Hotspot (MF970, MF275R)
Wireless Home Phone
Connect a landline phone to the device and turn it on.
Dial *983*86*<unlock code>#