Question for Canadian iPhone Users.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joeblow7777, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    I'll be brief. I have a friend on Rogers who would like to buy my old 3Gs which is locked by Telus. How would one go about getting it unlocked? Would Telus have to do it or Rogers? And how much does it cost?
     
  2. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Call Telus and ask for an unlock, should be $35 if I recall correctly.
     
  3. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I see. I assume I'll have to have my original SIM installed when I do?
     
  4. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I don't think the SIM matters that much. When I called for an unlock, I only needed to confirm the IMEI number of the iPhone.
     
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  6. Altis macrumors 68000

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    I think the charges are $50.

    Just a caution, I'm not entirely sure the data portion of a Telus 3GS will work on a Rogers network. Have you looked into it?

    I put a Rogers 3GS on Telus once and talk/text worked. I don't think it accepted data though. Just a consideration.
     
  7. joeblow7777 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That doesn't really make sense to me, but thanks for the warning. There shouldn't be so many things to worry about to just switch a phone from one carrier to another.
     
  8. Altis macrumors 68000

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    That's just what they want you to think ;)

    Not all 3GS phones have all the hardware for all the networks.
     

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