If you’re planning on unlocking your TELUS device, you might want to do that sooner, rather than later. The company has confirmed its unlock fee will jump from $35 to $50 as of July 7, matching Rogers and Bell.
The company’s explanation for the change, according to a statement sent to MobileSyrup, was “because the cost to provide this service is higher than we originally anticipated.” TELUS also said “We apologize for the inconvenience.”
The move to increase the unlock fee comes as three-year contracts were eliminated in Canada last month by the CRTC Wireless Code. This means contract free customers would most likely move to unlock devices and seek another carrier. This price increase means TELUS gets more revenue that matches Rogers and Bell.