I currently have a cell phone plan and number with Rogers Wireless.
I need to replace my iphone and SIM card.
If I purchase an iphone with a telus sim card (that powers up) can I remove the telus sim card, purchase a replacement rogers wireless sim card, and subsequently activate the iphone on the rogers wirless network and use it as a replacement phone for my previous iphone?
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The original owner will know if it's locked or not. Have them call Telus and get the phone unlocked. Chances are that Telus will do this for free (as the CRTC has ruled that no carrier locks are allowed as of Dec 1 of this year).
Test it with your Rogers SIM before you give them the cash. If it says "Invalid SIM" then it's still locked on Telus and you should hold off on paying them until it's unlocked.
(if they can't get it unlocked by Telus, it could even be a stolen device - and blacklisted - so it may not work on any network).
Yep, the Apple Store is a great suggestion.
This isn't entirely accurate however:
"If the phone is locked to Telus, you would need to have the original owner unlock it by Telus and then give it to you."
Any Telus subscriber with a device locked to Telus could get the device unlocked (provided there isn't still subsidy associated with that phone) - if so the subsidy would need to be paid off before they would agree to unlock it.
They need to have their active Telus SIM in the device when they call to request the removal of the SIM lock.
And, how does that differ from what I said?
"Your account is associated with the device to be unlocked"
- means that the device has been used by the current owner...not necessarily that they are the original owner.
If there's no subsidy on the device and it's not stolen, any Telus subscriber with an active subscriber SIM in the device could have it unlocked. (the call centre rep will look to see which device is connected by the subscriber at the time of the call).
You just like being argumentative or quoting regulations? 🙂