So I was given an iPhone 4 that was locked to Rogers awhile back. I'm assuming it's off contract/bought outright. I had called before about unlocking it and Rogers wouldn't do it for me. After reading some of the threads about iPhone 4 unlocking, I came up with this idea. please let me know whether this will work or not.
I purchase a Rogers SIM card for the phone. I start it on a pay as you go plan. I then shopuld be able to call and have them unlock it, correct? As far as I can tell, the conditions for unlocking are:
1. Phone is bought outright/off-contract
2. Account is in good standing.
3. Device is listed in your account (which it would be after adding a pay as you go plan, I would think anyway).
Will this method work for getting Rogers to unlock my iPhone 4?
Hi, sorry for resurrecting the thread, but I have a similar question. I am going to buy a iphone 4 from kijiji that is locked to Rogers. I talked to Rogers and they said they will unlock it for me, for $50. I will be giving the phone to my uncle and he will be taking it to Sri Lanka, how will i know that it will work there? Will the Rogers unlock allow my uncle to use the iphone in Sri Lanka with their carriers?
I did this, I bought a rogers phone after reading this, I phoned rogers to have it unlocked and they said that only the original owner could have it unlocked
I did a check on the phone and it is not black listed meaning that it is not stolen or a contract runaway.
this policy of rogers is a discrace, very unenviromentaly friendly as my iphone is good for the landfill now as rogers is usless where I live
you dont own the phone rogers, the person who bought it did
I bought a used Iphone from Rogers in Amazon. I would like to unlock it, I live in Venzuela so I would like to use it here. I believe that the contract is over and the phone does not have any bill to pay. How can I unlock it? I read that if I paid $50 Rogers could do it.
I have the idea to get a "pay & go" contract, and use that money to ask to unlock this phone. Do you know if this idea could result? Thank you for your comments.
I don't believe you need to be the original owner of the phone, but the original owner's contract does have to be terminated. Then you need a Rogers account yourself. The reason for this is so they have somebody to bill for the unlock.
1) Get a Rogers account, pay $50 and unlock the phone. This will typically require a Canadian address though.
2) Find a friend with a Rogers account, get them to call in an unlock your phone. Pay them the $50 for your trouble.
3) Use an online unlocking service. This runs $150 or so on ebay, and probably similar elsewhere.