1. chrysaurora's Avatar
    My carrier (Fido) is not going to have BB 10 at launch. Any idea if unlock codes will be available as soon as BB 10 is launched? I am likely to buy a BB 10 on launch day from Rogers, Telus or Bell (wherever I get best pricing) but would need to unlock it to make it work with Fido.

    Rogers phone used to work with Fido but newer Rogers-locked phones don't work with Fido without unlocking anymore.
    01-16-13 01:29 PM
  2. NFLPLAYBOOK's Avatar
    Yes Fido. The only carrier not onboard for the BB10 release. I am buying a handset to use my Fido dollar balance, selling it, and then moving away from Fido. I can get everything they offer on any carrier now. I don't know why Rogers just doesn't shut them down if they are not going to allow them to do business in a reasonable way. And no way am I porting to Rogers. That's what they want you do. I'm taking my money elsewhere.
    01-16-13 01:40 PM
  3. kozmo68's Avatar
    I thought once you buy a unlocked phone of contract you could use with any carrier. Is that not the case?
    01-16-13 01:41 PM
  4. Branta's Avatar
    I thought once you buy a unlocked phone of contract you could use with any carrier. Is that not the case?
    In most cases the phone will work to give basic GSM/2G fallback, but one carrier's 3G and LTE frequency bands may not be supported by phones supplied to a different carrier.
    kozmo68 likes this.
    01-16-13 01:56 PM
  5. pmccartney's Avatar
    Fortunately Bell and Rogers are both using 1700/2100/2600 MHz, Band 4/7.

    I hope they are not locked or can be as easily unlocked as the current phones. 14 days and we may know.
    01-16-13 02:03 PM
  6. Branta's Avatar
    All the software is new. It is highly likely a new locking scheme will be used to reduce the risk of contract fraud on a high value device.
    kfh227 likes this.
    01-16-13 02:38 PM
  7. pmccartney's Avatar
    All the software is new. It is highly likely a new locking scheme will be used to reduce the risk of contract fraud on a high value device.
    It is?
    01-16-13 02:49 PM

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