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Any Benefit to Unlocking Galaxy S8

ScottMacNeill
Neighbour

Hello,  Is there any benefit to me unlocking my Galaxy S8? (any reasons not to?) If yes, how do i go about this? do I just call Telus support and let them walk me through it?

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WestCoasterBC
Community Power User
Community Power User
Unlocking your device benefits you for resale. As it isn’t locked to any particular carrrier. The person can activate it on ANY network.

If you’re an international traveller staying a length in time in one location. You can purchase a temporary plan/sim card, in the country you’re in. Instead of using easy roam.

Simply give Telus a call on your cellphone at #611 to have a CSR agent unlock your device.

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WestCoasterBC
Community Power User
Community Power User
Unlocking your device benefits you for resale. As it isn’t locked to any particular carrrier. The person can activate it on ANY network.

If you’re an international traveller staying a length in time in one location. You can purchase a temporary plan/sim card, in the country you’re in. Instead of using easy roam.

Simply give Telus a call on your cellphone at #611 to have a CSR agent unlock your device.

Does it do anything for me with regards to getting updates to the phone directly from Samsung, rather than waiting for the Telus variant?

Your SIM card bases what carrier pushes the update. Doesn’t benefit you being unlocked that way for updates.

ScottMacNeill
Neighbour

Does it do anything for me with regards to getting updates to the phone directly from Samsung, rather than waiting for the Telus variant?