The decision was announced back in June 2017, and the time is finally upon us. As of this Friday - December 1, 2017 - all Canadian carriers will have to sell their devices unlocked. And for consumers who have already purchased a locked device, all you have to do is speak with your carrier and they will be required by law to assist you in unlocking without any fees. The standard fee to unlock a device in Canada has been around $50 up until now. Read more about the new Canadian Wireless Code at our article from June.
Some carriers have been ahead of the times and have been selling their devices unlocked for a while now. Freedom Mobile was on board since September, and TELUS (and their flanker brand Koodo) since early November. SaskTel hopped on board just yesterday, and the rest must all follow suit in a couple of days. Mobile consumers rejoice!
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