I don't have much experience with such things (in fact, I didn't even know phones could be locked to one carrier until recently - how stupid), but basically I had some friends round me up some old Blackberries that still work, as a back-up for when mine finally crapped out. I've been holding onto this small pile of Blackberries for probably over a year, and my phone has finally stopped working (I'm with Rogers - no contract, but I only pay $20 a month and am pretty happy with this arrangement). I went through and have decided that this one phone is the best option, and it is locked to Koodo. I called the helpline to see if they would unlock it for me, but the guy on the phone asked if I had used "my account" in the past 90 days - I told him that it wasn't my account, it's just an old phone that used to belong to someone else, but it's been hanging out inactive in my possession for over a year. But apparently this means the phone is now impossible to unlock? None of the back-up phones in my possession have been active in the last 90 days (not all of them are with Koodo, this is just the one that is in the best condition), so does this mean I won't be able to unlock any of these phones?
I'm just confused and sure would like to be able to use a cell phone that works, especially one that I already have in my possession.
Thanks in advance! :)