how to unlock iphone outside of canada

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Hi, I have a very urgent question. I used Koodo for over an year and just moved to Australia. I just found that my phone is locked on koodo (this phone is second hand. when I bought it, I had it checked unlocked in koodo store which is really wired.). So I would like to ask you to unlock my iphone but I am already outside of Canada. Is there any way to do it?
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Jukyung Lucy Hong

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Do you still have an account with Koodo? If so, give them a call and they will unlock it for you. If not, things might be a little more complicated.

You said the guy checked if it unlocked? Maybe he didn't understand and checked if the phone works on Koodo's network. If you brought the phone saying it is from Bell or Fido and asked the guy if the phone is unlocked. He just had to pop in a SIM card in and see if it works. If it worked, then his logical conclusion would be that the phone IS unlocked.

But maybe you didn't know the carrier the cell was from and just asked if the phone is unlocked. The he would have done the same thing and gave you the same answer. The problem is that maybe the phone was actually from Telus/Koodo already. Therefore, the good answer would have been that the phone is not unlocked, but locked to Koodo/Telus's network.

I know what I've written is pretty complex, but I tried simplifying it. If you have any questions, don't hesitate
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If you can't get the phone unlocked from Koodo, the other option you'd have in order to get it unlocked is using which can get pricey when it comes to unlocking iPhones but its an option for you. If that doesn't suit your needs you can always check around online for different cell unlock websites which may be cheaper but cellunlocker works for most people in the Koodo community.

Hope this helps :)
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Alejandro Quintero

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i need the same think, but i dont have account, what i can do?
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Hi Alejandro,

If you don't have a Koodo account and have moved to a different country after closing the account you will need to get the phone unlocked from a different source. Most people tend to use to get their phones unlocked for fairly reasonable prices.

Hope that helps answer your question
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Another great unlocking service is I use them for nearly every unlock I need and always recieve my code back within 15 minutes of paying them.

The other place to check is EBay which some devices are ridiculously cheap to unlock from sellers on there with some unlocks going for as low as $2 and up.
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Still do you have an account with koodo ? If not, request your provider to what to do for unlocking without having an account with you and ask them to provide unlocking service . If they refuse to provide or they may take more time to provide unlocking service means, you can approach any of the third-party service providers like who provides Remote unlocking service to unlock iPhones to unlock your iPhone at reasonable cost . After unlocking your iPhone, you can switch to any other GSM carriers internationally .