Going to UK....need to know re: SIM cards etc..thanks

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Lorraine T.

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You mean you want to buy a local SIM card in the UK? You will have to do that when you get there. You can buy them at the airport. Your phone needs to be unlocked first. If it's not an IPhone you can unlock it yourself online at koodo's self serve site. $35.
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Hi....really new to this....why do I have to pay to unlock a phone....thank you.
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Hello Lorraine, 

The majority of companies sell phones locked to their network. 

Last generation Smart phones are usually very expensive and carriers subsidize the high cost of the phone, so that you can purchase it at a more convenient price. 

As a condition for this subsidy and as a security measure, the phones come usually locked to the carrier’s network. Reversing this programming is considered 'unlocking' and allows the phone to work with a SIM card from another wireless carrier. 

As to why we charge for the unlocking, we strive to provide the highest levels of service to our customers and as it's the case with any service, there is an associated cost. 

The $35 unlocking fee is competitively positioned against similar services available from other wireless carriers in Canada.

Hope this helped! 
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