Come July 7 th , expect pay quite a bit more if you want Telus to unlock your device.

Mobile Syrup obtained the following statement from a Telus spokesperson confirming the news:

“TELUS will be increasing its device unlock fee to $50 effective July 7. We apologize for the inconvenience but made the change because the cost to provide this service is higher than we originally anticipated.”

Currently, the fee to unlock a device with the company is a more reasonable $35, but by tomorrow that will all have changed with the new price coming into effect.

The fee hike now puts Telus in line with Bell and Rogers, who also charge $50 for the service.

The Canadian Wireless Code of Conduct states that carriers must unlock any device upon request when the device has been fully paid for, or 90 days after the start of a 2-year contract.

The moral of the story? If you’ve been thinking of getting your Telus device unlocked, today is the day to do it (before rates go up!)


[Source: Mobile Syrup }