Last month Rogers announced it would unlock cellphones 90 days after activation, instead of waiting until the end of their contracts. Rogers mentioned this new policy will apply to their Fido and Chatr brands as well.
Rogers never mentioned a specific date on when the new 90 day unlocking policy would start, but they have confirmed with us (via email) the date is March 28th (thanks @soya).
So in just over three weeks, if you are at least 90 days into your activation you can bring your device to any Rogers retail outlet and get it unlocked for $50.
Currently, TELUS unlocks phones for $35 after 90 days activation and Bell unlocks devices for $75. Let us know if you’re planning to get your Rogers device unlocked.