Bell has launched a new two-tier unlocking policy which has gone live as of September 16. First noted over at Howard Forums, the price to unlock a cellphone or smartphone has dropped from $75 to now $50, after 90 days. But the policy also changes for those with accounts with credit deposits or spending caps–it’ll cost you $150 after 90 days.
To summarize the new unlocking policy:
- If you own a subsidized Bell phone, must be 90 days into term to unlock and pay $50
- If you own a phone on prepaid, outright, or have a Bell employee account you can unlock immediately for $50
- If you have a credit limit or restriction on your account (i.e. paid a deposit or have an existing spending cap), you wait 90 days and pay $150 to unlock, regardless of how you purchased your phone
- Applies to all Bell phones, iPhone, turbo sticks, hubs and iPads. Tablets and hotspots can’t be unlocked.
- Effective as of September 16, 2013
The policy was seen earlier by iPhoneinCanada reader @acerace113:
— Ryan Vavaroutsos (@acerace113) September 16, 2013