Canadian Cell Phone Companies Can No Longer Lock Your Phone

As of December 1st, 2017, Government of Canada and specifically CRTC, has requested that all telco companies in Canada can no longer lock your phone or ask you to pay to unlock it.

They have also requested that all wireless contracts are readable to make sure you avoid unpleasant surprise when your bill comes.

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All phones sold in Canada as of December 1st will be unlocked and you can use them with any provider you chose.

Also now if you have a family plan, you as plan administrator will be the only person, who can authorize how much data your kids can use.

Lastly, all contracts must be in simple language without any small print that can get you for thousands of dollars. You will be given a permanent copy, it will tell you how much exactly it is by the month, and potential optional charges and how much more you would need to pay.

Finally, we are catching up to the rest of the world. PlanetWeb loves this new regulation. Thanks!