Cellphone Unlocking Charges and Unreadable Contracts Are Now Banned in Canada

Cellphone Unlocking Charges and Unreadable Contracts Are Now Banned in Canada
Cellphone Unlocking Charges and Unreadable Contracts Are Now Banned in Canada

So that's what it looks like when your government actually looks out for you huh? Neat.

What a glorious day for Canada, and therefore of course, the world.

Not really. The regulatory body (CRTC) loves leaving loopholes so the telecoms can just raise prices elsewhere to compensate. They jacked up the cost of all their plans by like 5 bucks.

Same thing happened when the CRTC said 3 year locked in plans were too burdensome. The telecoms just reduced it to 2 years and cranked up the price.

Every single time.

I called up today and got my phone unlocked... for no other reason than because I could. =)

As is tradition

Yeah! I bought my own phone directly from Samsung, brought it to Bell and they locked it to their network. Then they tried to charge me to unlock it, basically kidnapped my phone! Fortunately I was able to get the code through Samsung for free.

I mean the increase of cost was the amortization of the phone over 3 years being paid over 2. At least on my contract it was equivalent.

Down below in the United States, Americans are using their guns to shoot at their laptops in a desperate attempt to save net neutrality.

Keep in mind that you have to be currently on contract with the carrier for the changes to apply. Some carriers are unlocking the phones out of good will, but others, such as Bell, are refusing. If you aren't on contract with them they can legally refuse to unlock your phone.

Neat! I’m gonna try tomorrow!

Cellphone companies respond:

Sorry, it wasn't very Canadian of us was it, eh? Enjoy some complimentary maple syrup.

and in Mexico, they're just drinking Tequila as they laugh at Trump.