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December 1st marks the day that all phones on our market must be unlocked. Either already unlocked, or carriers must give unlock code free as of that day.
This will certainly rock the market. This will favour subscribers who "don't know better" (buy unlock codes from carrier instead of ebay, incur massive roaming fees because they don't think of unlocking their phone and sim-swapping at the boarder or at their destination). This will likely be unfavourable for those of us who use forums (we know about unlocking our phones on ebay, etc.).
Carriers will likely increase their rate plans on post-paid accounts. Carriers will likely offer a lot less on the prepaid rack, or at least will remove all discounts from those devices.
My only suggestion is to keep doing what you do. You're with Koodo? Stick to Koodo. You're with another carrier? Stick with them. Please don't "switch carriers" more often than you do already just because your phone will work with any carrier as of December 1st without paying an unlock fee.
Let's show the carriers that this will not prevent us from benefiting from post-paid plans, and how we love Koodo's activation credits and lower costs to subsidize phones compared to other carriers.
Otherwise, post-paid plans will drive up in price, and push a lot of us over to Public Mobile, Chatr, roaming in Canada using a US carrier such as Nettalk wireless, or even pulling some strings that are unspeakable on this forum.
Just my 2c.