I'm moving to Yukon, which is not serviced by Rogers. I want to switch to Bell. I have 2 years left on my term, and I have a Blackberry. I spoke with a Rogers customer care person who said I have to pay for the rest of my hardware (about $300). There is no cancellation fee but an unlocking fee of $50.
Is this right? I hear different answers about cell phones, and I've had questionable service from Rogers before. Thanks
Re: Cancellation fee and moving out of a Rogers area
If you CANCEL, then that number is no longer yours, cant necessarily get it then.
Best would be to pay off the hardware credit.. but do not cancel your account yet. Contact the other company to get service there, and to port the number over. When they go to do this, it will auto put in the stuff to cancel your current account. You just need to pay the 30 days last bill then (this is the same with all companies in canada at least).
When you set it up with the new guys, you will get the sim from them (just make sure its the RIGHT sim for the phone).
Yes, you can get unlocks from some 3rd party site.. just be careful how/what/where they are... some unlocks, are via jailbreaking/rooting the phone.. which will work, but potentialy open you up to security risks. (and are not going to get updates likely either)