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Information on how to Liberate your Fido mobile device.
To Unbar your Fido Device You will need the following:
Your phone's IMEI number: It is your phone's identity, like a serial number or a fingerprint even. Most phones have a 15-digit number written in fine print on the back of the device. You can also find it by dialing *#06# into your phone's dialer app, or go to the settings and then the About Phone section.
A SIM card from a different carrier other than Fido: A SIM card is how your device connects with your wireless provider. It is also worth noting that Rogers is the same network carrier as Fido, Normally you can switch to these other carriers without the need to unlock the phone if it is from Rogers. Bell is the same as Virgin Mobile, and Telus is the same carrier as Koodo. If you change out one SIM card for another that uses the same network then usually you will not get the automatic unlock code prompt. Normally you can switch to these other carriers without the need to unlock your phone.
What is Unlocking?
Cellular phones are expensive technology. To help make them more affordable to new customers carriers like Bell, Fido and Fido would commonly offset the cost by locking a phone to their network. Instead of paying $600 for a new phone, new customers could pay $0 down in exchange for agreeing to a 3-year contract which had the price of the phone built into the monthly payments. The phone was then 'locked' to the network so even if you ended the contract, the phone would not work with competing services; forcing you to buy a new phone.
Removing the sim lock on a wireless device lets your device work on any network that has compatible technology.
Why Should I Unlock My Fido Cell Phone?
There is usually no rush to unlock your smartphone. If you are happy with your current wireless provider (Fido) you can choose to leave your device locked. However If you do choose to move to another carrier later you'll still have the right to unlock your phone later on. However if you plan on going on a last minute vacation or trip out of the country where Fido is Roaming then you are usually better off unlocking your phone so that you can purchase a local sim card and save on roaming fees. Don't get stuck with your phone asking for an unlock pin when you are overseas, you may find it difficult to call back home and wait on hold incurring long distance charges. Your best bet is usually to get it over with an unlock your Fido phone now.
Free Fido Unlocking (Fido-Fido-Chatr)
In many cases it is possible to obtain an unlock code or an unlocking service for you Fido device free of charge by calling Fido customer support directly by calling Toll Free 1 514-925-4590
however if you are on a corporate plan or your account is not in good standing they may refuse to unlock it. For corporate accounts Fido is still charging an unlocking fee as of 2020. It is possible to Unlock Fido iphone free using this method. According to this latest news about Fido unlocking you will need to be a Fido customer still or have left within the last year and with no outstanding fees,to do so.
Fido MOBILE Network Unlock Code Generator
The Fido mobility network unlock code is usually 8 digits for unlocking Samsung devices , Motorola phones and Blackberry Phones. The Fido unlock key is usually 16 digits for Huawei phones, LG Phones and HTC phones. A Fido unlock code generator is used to generate this unlock pin needed to unlock your device. For Fido iPhones do not take unlock codes at at. They are unlocked using the Fido unlock toll and done over the air. The unlock is pushed through iCloud or iTunes server directly to your device remotely once the request has been accepted.
Unlock Fido iPhone 12, 11, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6, 6S, 5S, SE, 5C, 5 & 4S by IMEI ...
These models come locked when you purchased them directly from Fido. However the newer iPhone models such as the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro max come factory unlocked directly from Fido so there is usually no need to unlock them. In some cases carriers have begun to ship these Premium Phone models as locked to prevent theft. In that case the phone will automatically become unlocked once it is activated with a valid Fido sim card for the first time. If it doesn't get unlocked automatically then a request to unlock the device must be made.
Unlocked iPhone from Fido
To Unbar a Fido iPhone an official request has to be made to Apple through the carrier ( ie: Fido). Once it is approved the unlock is pushed over the air to your handset. Usually the end user is required to insert a sim card from a different carrier and then connect their iPhone to iTunes, click back up device (to prevent data loss) and then click Restore Device. Once these steps are followed a message in iTunes will display " Congratulations Your Phone has been Unlocked ". If you don't have a SIM card for your iPhone, you can connect your phone to iTunes, erase and restore it for your phone to unlock.
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About Fido Solutions:
Fido Solutions Inc. is a Canadian cellular telephone service provider owned by Rogers Communications Canada. Although Fido's parent company, Rogers Communications, also operates another cellular service Rogers Wireless, Fido remains a separate entity and retains its own retail chain, customer service call centres, network servers and CEO.
Since the company's inception, Fido offered unique services to differentiate itself from its competitors. Notably, its CityFido plans include either multiple or unlimited local calling minutes in certain zones throughout Canada. Fido was also the country's first and last mobile service provider to bill postpaid airtime by the second, while other companies round up calls to the next minute except for some grandfathered customers.The Fido DOLLARS program offers a selection of rewards to loyal customers.
As of November 2019, Fido' allows customers to pick a rate plan with different usage limits for talk, text and data. After which the user can choose a new device if interested as well as how much of the device cost they like to pay upfront. Device costs are spread out over a 2 year term.
Today Fido Solutions uses Canada's largest wireless network carrier with 10.8 millions subscribers as of 2018. Fido also plans to be the first to adopt 5G Network on it's 2.5 Ghz spectrum which is planned for January 2020.