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  1. jasperlin's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,

    My brother is helping me order the phone from Bell. He can get it unlocked for $50, but I was hoping someone knew of a reliable and cheaper option!

    Thanks!
    11-08-2015 04:31 AM
  2. ryleyinstl's Avatar
    Buy the phone from Google, it will be unlocked.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-08-2015 08:05 AM
  3. anon(156377)'s Avatar
    Buy the phone from Google, it will be unlocked.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This.
    11-08-2015 09:04 AM
  4. jasperlin's Avatar
    Buy the phone from Google, it will be unlocked.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    as much as I'd like to do this, my broski can get me this phone for $150 CAD vs. $700 CAD by getting it on a contract. i would honestly love to get it on google play and do the 64gb version, but the price differenence is too much.
    11-08-2015 12:36 PM
  5. ryleyinstl's Avatar
    If retail cost is an issue you might consider purchasing directly from Huawei. They offer financing (at least in the USA).
    11-08-2015 06:54 PM
  6. jasperlin's Avatar
    If retail cost is an issue you might consider purchasing directly from Huawei. They offer financing (at least in the USA).
    well... we're talking about a difference of $550. I'm just asking to see if anyone knows how to unlock the device anywhere for a price that is less than $50. my option is to pay Bell $50 to unlock.
    11-08-2015 11:31 PM
  7. lesliezeta's Avatar
    I thought all Nexus devices are factory unlocked even if purchased through a carrier
    11-09-2015 02:42 PM
  8. N4Newbie's Avatar
    well... we're talking about a difference of $550. I'm just asking to see if anyone knows how to unlock the device anywhere for a price that is less than $50. my option is to pay Bell $50 to unlock.
    Doesn't that normally require that you first buy out the contract and/or pay the full retail cost of the phone? That would have been typical in the US back when carriers were charging to unlock a device (does anyone still do that?).
    11-09-2015 02:56 PM
  9. ryleyinstl's Avatar
    Canada is still lagging behind in the USA in dumping contracts (still have them as long as 3yrs!!) and locked handsets.
    11-09-2015 03:27 PM
  10. Civuck's Avatar
    I thought all Nexus devices are factory unlocked even if purchased through a carrier
    Yep
    11-09-2015 05:24 PM
  11. hpilot's Avatar
    as much as I'd like to do this, my broski can get me this phone for $150 CAD vs. $700 CAD by getting it on a contract. i would honestly love to get it on google play and do the 64gb version, but the price differenence is too much.
    Well, there is no free lunch. The carrier is not taking $550 dollars out of their pocket to give you a phone for $150. You are making higher monthly payments for your service to cover that. It has to come from somewhere...
    11-09-2015 06:31 PM
  12. wunderbar's Avatar
    yea....you're not getting it for $150 compared to $700. first of all it's $220 on contract. Second of all, even if he just gives you the phone, he's on the hook for paying off the $480 "subsidy" that you get now.

    Someone is paying the price difference. the phone doesn't magically become $480 cheaper.
    11-09-2015 09:59 PM
  13. constable's Avatar
    Untrue. Canadian contracts are limited to two years now. They have been for over 2 years now. Research shows the Canadian consumer likes buying a phone at a subsidized price every 2 years so there is no appetite for change.
    11-10-2015 12:13 AM
  14. jasperlin's Avatar
    this is a corporate plan so they're still allowed to be three years. he's got a 3 year plan at work which that started a few months ago and he's already allowed to renew.

    anyhow... any help with the unlock?? i'm guessing not now.
    11-10-2015 01:34 AM
  15. jasperlin's Avatar
    I thought all Nexus devices are factory unlocked even if purchased through a carrier
    someone at Costco told me that, but I'm not sure... my cousin got the nexus 5 a year and so ago from Fido and it was locked.
    11-10-2015 01:35 AM
  16. constable's Avatar
    All Nexus phones are indeed unlocked
    11-10-2015 09:58 AM
  17. tehbobs's Avatar
    Unless something changed, all the new nexus phones are factory unlocked, or they are supposed to be. However, why would you want to unlock the phone? Since you will be paying for service from Bell anyway, why not just use them? Otherwise you will have to cancel your contract and pay a penalty.
    11-10-2015 10:03 AM
  18. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Unless something changed, all the new nexus phones are factory unlocked, or they are supposed to be. However, why would you want to unlock the phone? Since you will be paying for service from Bell anyway, why not just use them? Otherwise you will have to cancel your contract and pay a penalty.
    He doesn't want to use it on Bell. In fact, I'm not even certain he wants to use it in Canada.
    11-10-2015 11:08 AM
  19. nibras23's Avatar
    Hahaha
    This made me laugh.
    You don't really believe you will get a $700 phone on contract for $150, pay $50 to unlock it and never have to pay the rest of the phone's price, do you?

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-11-2015 01:49 AM
  20. cpowerca's Avatar
    dude. you can get the phone for free if you sign a new contract with bell, they will happily do that for you. also nexus 6p is unlocked, i've asked a bell employee and no way they would lock this phone.
    11-11-2015 11:03 AM
  21. Danny jraige's Avatar
    All Nexus phones are indeed unlocked
    Are you certain nexus is unlock of on contract through Canadian carrier as I can't seem to find anyplace online to unlock it
    01-29-2016 09:27 AM
  22. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Are you certain nexus is unlock of on contract through Canadian carrier as I can't seem to find anyplace online to unlock it
    You can't find any place online offering to unlock it as they are already unlocked. What would be the point?
    01-29-2016 09:40 AM
  23. dty06's Avatar
    Wow, people are sure quick to become hostile and condescending around here. The guy is asking for help and instead of offering assistance, people in this thread are laughing at him. I don't quite think that's the way this community is supposed to work.

    Anyway, the phone should be factory unlocked, as several others have said.
    01-29-2016 04:29 PM
  24. Pirate Arr's Avatar
    Just order from Google. You won't be getting it for 150 mate. That's that payment upfront and you'll still be paying monthly on contract. It'll be cheaper and your phone will be 100% definitely unlocked. If it's to expensive Canadian Dollars perhaps ask an American friend down under to order the phone since its cheaper in the US or just come over the border to a Best Buy and buy it there if you want. Because you won't be paying 150 for the 6P. Just like when some phones are 200 dollars or 99 cents. They aren't

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Frost Nexus 6P
    01-29-2016 06:34 PM
  25. bjrosen's Avatar
    It's the same price, the difference is that you are paying the phone company over the two years of the contract. Have you asked them what they charge for a no contract plan vs a contract plan? In the US all of the phone companies have stopped hiding the cost of the phone, they now separate the cost pf the phone plan and the monthly payment for a phone (assuming you but the phone from them). If you BYOD device then you only pay for the phone plan. Before they explicitly did away with contracts they offered a discound for a BYOD device.
    01-29-2016 06:39 PM
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