I have a Telus account for mobility and home services (TV and internet), but now I want to buy a different phone for a friend out of the country. I found it at a local retailer, or I can get it off the corporate website. They don't have Telus/Koodo in South America, so I won't need any kind of account at all. How much will it cost and how long will it take to buy the phone, pay off the tab, pay for unlocking, and close my account? It's $299 for the same unlocked newly boxed phone off eBay (including shipping), and the Koodo medium tab is $200, but then I'd have to pay for unlocking. If I buy it locally I don't have to worry about dodgy vendors and will have easier returns if there's any problems, but hopefully that route won't cost too much or take way too much longer buying from Telus/Koodo (versus eBay). The phone is an HTC Desire 601. I have asked staff randomly at different stores and got answers all over the place: I'm hoping someone can give me a straight answer here. Thanks!