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I've Been Here Awhile
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

Last summer I purchased (for full price) an iphone 4 16gig, I called roger today to see if I could get it unlocked for the $50 fee and they told me only iphones which had a Rogers contract attached to them are elegible to be unlocked ie you had a contract which has matured. This is jsut unacceptable paying almost a 1000 dollars for a phone and it still being locked to Rogers.

 

 

Anyone get there purchased iphone 4 unlocked by Rogers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm a Senior Advisor
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

Borat are you sure your phone is actually locked? Did you buy it from an Apple store or from a Rogers store? Paying full price for a locked phone would be bad news...

I've Been Here Awhile
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

Yea, I bought it from a Rogers store.

 

 

I'm a Senior Advisor
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

Call back and try to talk to someone else.. It doesn't sound right.

I've Been Here Awhile
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

That does sound like a terrible situation.

I've Been Here Awhile
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

and i'm new to this whole unlocking feature, could anyone sum it up for me?.. I have an assumption, but rather find out what it really is.. lol

 

I've Been Around
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

I just tried this.  You must be an existing customer for this to be allowed.  Which seems entirely counter-intuitive to me.  So plan ahead folks... unlock your phones before you leave Rogers otherwise you're screwed (like me).  So basically I paid out my full contract and the phone and I still can't use it.

 

Sigh... exactly the type of business practice why I left Rogers in the first place and completely ending any possibility I would ever go back.  Now I'm working on getting my wife out.

 

Seriously, folks.  Try a different carrier.  The level of respect you get from other places will make you wonder why you didn't leave Rogers earlier.

I'm a Senior Advisor
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

@dnaod unlock the phone under your wifes name. Tell them you gave/sold the phone to her and she is an existing customer and wants to unlock the phone.

Rogers Employee WiseD
Rogers Employee
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

I have a feeling that they cant unlock the device because they need an account to bill the $50 unlocking charge to. One option I have heard that supposedly works is if you open a prepaid wireless line and load $50 onto it. That way Rogers has a way of getting the $50 and assuming the device fits the other criteria (end of contract or bought outright) then there shouldnt be a problem.

 

Cheers!

I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Unlocking iPhone Thread

I currently have an iPhone 4, and if I get the next iPhone thats coming out, is there any way to unlock the iPhone 4 after I have the new iPhone?