1. Geeoff's Avatar
    I am with Fido and I'm quite happy with my plan. However, I'd really like the Note 3. So I'm planning on buying one from Rogers or Wind and getting it unlocked.

    Has anyone unlocked a Canadian Note 3 to use on a different carrier? Any tips or tricks for this? I assume it should be easy to do, but I'm having a hard time finding good information on it.

    My impression is that I won't get any more updates once I unlock the device and switch carriers, but I'm not exactly sure how that works.
    10-19-2013 07:58 AM
  2. Apocalypso's Avatar
    I recently bought my Note 3 from Telus' online store and I'm with Koodo. Ring that Koodo operates on the same network as it's bigger brother Telus, unlocking it was unnecessary. If decide to buy your phone from Rogers, you won't have to unlock your phone either, since Fino runs on Rogers' network. You will if you chose to buy from any other carrier.

    As for unlocking providers, there are a plethora of them on the Internet. Don't bother with trying to get the carrier you buy your phone from to do it as their prices will be much higher.

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    10-20-2013 03:29 PM
  3. Apocalypso's Avatar
    And yes, you will be able to download updates for your phone. I did without issue.

    Hope that helps.

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    10-20-2013 03:33 PM
  4. leanneleg's Avatar
    I unlocked mine the same day I bought it from a seller on ebay.. Works great on both Telus and TMobile now.
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    10-20-2013 11:13 PM
  5. Geeoff's Avatar
    Alright! That pretty much settles it. I'll be picking up a Note 3 this week!
    10-21-2013 07:31 AM
  6. Kriilin Namek's Avatar
    Unlocked my Rogers Note 3, no problem.
    11-04-2013 09:12 PM
  7. Geeoff's Avatar
    I bought the Note 3 from Rogers, walked straight to a Fido store, put their SIM into it, and it works perfect! So this confirms that no un-locking needed if you buy at Rogers to use on Fido.
    11-19-2013 04:45 PM
  8. tester2013's Avatar
    I bought my Note 3 from a store which was initially locked to Bell out of the box. But they unlocked it on the spot and when I came home I got the updates right away. I am on Fido. Tested my phone to work with Wind.
    12-11-2013 09:51 PM
  9. t9rfbb's Avatar
    When I was talking with Samsung customer service this evening I was informed that it is possible to buy a factory unlocked note 3 in Canada. Apparently a dealer in Burnaby is selling them. Unfortunately, I did not bother to ask for contact info at the time, nor do I know what the price is. I suppose if one wanted to contact Samsung they would supply the info.

    Wish I knew about this before I bought my note 3 from Mobilicity.
    12-15-2013 12:05 AM
  10. T Dave Chowdhury's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Unlock code for Bell
    11-10-2014 05:26 PM
  11. Jim D3's Avatar
    do you have any issues at all with the note 3 on the koodoo network? phone call quality, data, anything? Im thinking of picking up an unlocked note 3 for my koodoo service...im wondering why koodoo doesn't already sell them?

    Can you email me back at jimduffenais@gmail.com to let me know how your note 3 is doing on our network please..Thanks

    Jim
    07-13-2016 07:44 PM
  12. Count Chokula's Avatar
    I used my unlocked Note 3 on the Koodo network about a year and a half ago without any issues. Koodo worked very well for me. The only reason I switched was because I found a better deal with a different provider (I'm with Fido now).

    As for Koodo not selling them, that phone is almost 3 years old now since it came out. That's fairly old by tech standards imo, and might serve to explain why Koodo is not selling them at this point.
    08-11-2016 10:50 AM

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