Telus to Allow Customers Ability to Unlock Phones

By Brian Schultz

Telus customers will soon have the ability to ditch their wireless carrier and move elsewhere.

The mobile service provider announced Monday that beginning February 15, customers can unlock their SIM-based devices. The process of unlocking means postpaid customers will have to pay a one time $50 fee and will then be given the freedom to move to another carrier that supports their particular device.

Customers must be on a monthly plan and have had their device for a minimum of 90 days to take advantage of the offer.

New wireless carrier Wind Mobile, for example, sells SIM cards without the obligation of signing a contract. This provider has been popular with Canadians since it launched for allowing contract-free service at discounted rates.