Cell Phone Unlock Vancouver

You got your phone under contract from your carrier (such as Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Freedom Mobile, or Koodo) but now that your contract is up you want to switch to a different carrier. Most carriers lock their phones so that only their SIM card works on that device. You now have the option to factory unlock that phone so that you can move on to another carrier and save some money, or even use your phone when you travel abroad!

Risk Free Unlock (No Unlock, No Fee)

You shouldn’t have to pay to unlock a phone if it cannot be done. At Phone Guru, we believe in transparency and long-term customer relationships. If you purchase an unlock and it doesn’t work on your phone, you will be given a full refund.

1-Year Warranty

We’ve been repairing smartphones for over 10 years now and only use the best parts and components on all of our repairs. Every single repair that we do comes with a 1-year warranty on parts and labor so you can rest assured of the quality of work.

What is cell phone unlock?

Cell phone unlocking is the process whereby a carrier locked device is factory unlocked by one of our experts. An unlocked cell phone will be able to pick up cell service when you insert a sim card from another carrier into the phone, hence “cell phone unlocking”.

Your cell phone can be unlocked even if it is currently on contract with your current carrier and it is completely legal when done by one of our experts at Phone Guru.

How much does cell phone unlock cost?

Most importantly, the cost of unlocking a locked phone varies based on the make, model, and age of your device. Cell phone unlocking is part of a legal but unregulated industry so prices, timelines, and the availability to unlock your smartphone may vary.

Feel free to give us a call and we will be more than happy to give you a quote over the phone.

Did you know that you can buy cell phone unlocking online?

Why should unlock my cell phone?

There are many reasons why you would want to unlock your cell phone. We have listed some of the most common reasons below:

You want to move to a different carrier because your current one is charging too much. Carriers sometimes have very good promotions that can get you a relatively inexpensive phone plans but you need to bring your own device.

You travel a lot but want to use a local phone company when you’re there. Some companies such as ROAM mobility let you buy very cheap roaming plans but you have to bring your own phone for that.

You want to sell your phone. When you buy a new phone you usually put it up on Craigslist but you will notice that you can get up to $200 more for an unlocked phone. So you get your phone factory unlocked and can put that extra money towards your new phone.

After all, it’s your phone at the end of the day and you decide which carrier to use.

How do I unlock my cell phone?

Unlocking your cell phone is very fast and simple with Phone Guru. You simply fill out our unlock intake form with the required information and complete your payment using VISA or MasterCard and we will email you the unlock codes with detailed instructions.

Buy the unlocking online

Alternatively, you can bring your phone into our location and one of our experts will take care of the whole process for you and the call you back with the unlock codes.

We don’t keep your phone for the unlock, we simply send you a series of unique numbers specifically generated for your phone to punch into the phone dialer, and that will unlock your phone. Our unlock codes are sourced directly from the manufacturer and sometimes this can take up to  2 days.

We will refund you the full amount if your phone can’t be unlocked. After all, why pay for something if it’s not fixed.

How long will it take?

The price and duration of the unlock process vary on a case by case basis. The estimated wait times for phones locked to a Canadian carrier are as follows:

Android1-2 Days
iPhone2-5 Days

Phones locked to an international carrier can sometimes take longer than the timeframes listed above. Please note that the above timeframe is estimated based on the current unlocks we do. Your device could take longer (or less time).

We do not physically keep your cell phone during the unlocking process. You get to keep your phone and continue to use it as you normally do without interruption. Unlocking a cell phone permanently with Phone Guru will not impact your cell phone data, software, or relationship with your current network carrier.

Are you able to unlock all phones and is the unlock permanent?

Phone Guru only performs “Factory Unlocks”. This means that we are able to source our unlock codes directly from the manufacturer and it’s a guarantee that it will work permanently. This means that you will be able to get the latest updates and continue to use your cell phone as you’ve always been able to with the added ability to use SIM cards from other carriers.

On the rare occasion that we are not able to unlock your phone, you will be issued a full refund. However, it is your responsibility to make sure that your phone is not “Blacklisted” or “iCloud Locked” in Canada. Blacklisting means that your phone has been reported lost/stolen.

If your phone is Blacklisted we can unlock it. However, as a result of that the phone will not pick up cellular service in Canada or the United States. Please keep your receipt if you have paid by credit card or debit, as the authorization number is required to process a refund.

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