So the CRTC made a ruling which all carriers MUST unlock all devices for free that are locked as of December 1st 2017. Any devices bought from the carriers that day forward must be unlocked for free as well upon buying it or doing a upgrade.
Just want to hear everyone's thoughts on this! I like the idea as it's not easy for someone to pay $50 for a unlocking fee and shouldn't be needed to begin with.
Let's stay on topic and please do not detail this thread. This is meant for the unlocking of devices. Thanks! 🙂
Unlocking a phone from Kijiji
I`ve got a Galaxy S8+ from Kijiji, the phone has been working great no issues. I was just wondering if I could still have it unlocked thru Rogers. I`ll be travelling at the end of this months.
Rogers *is only* required to provide unlock codes for Rogers branded /rogers sold devices. T this is the policy on their web site and on their internal systems. Now, just because its policy does not mean every agent will adhere to it. There are a small percentage of agents who do not adhere to policy and will provide an unlock code for a non-rogers sold device, these cases are usually 1-off, or sometimes they will get supervisor approval and do it as a one-time good will gesture, but most importantly they all connect to the same databases to get the unlock codes from. The reason they set policies in place is to ensure they have the correct levels of support staff and resources on hand to support all the unlock requests, remember, they have to PAY these employees a living wage to answer the phone and give you the unlock code, If they had to give unlock codes for every phone carrier in the world, the telephone lines would be busy, they would need more staff, etc., and where would the money come from? from the wireless profits which would mean possible higher prices down the road. It's a simple rule of economics 1O1 my friend!