i want to unlock my koodo Samsung galaxy ace

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i want to unlock my koodo Samsung galaxy ace now i have paid all the tab and now want to unlock it so tht my brother can use it in india
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Dennis, Mobile Master

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If you have an account with Koodo just unlock it via self serve

Mobile Phone tab > Unlock Phone

It will cost your $35
You may find a 3rd party to unlock it for much cheaper
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oh! i thought they would do it for free( i belive they should).
i tried other sites its around 35$ too.
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For a few bucks, I would not risk the pain buying off eBay might cause. Much easier too deal with koodo in case something goes wrong vs. someone, somewhere online. That said the choice is always yours.
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I would use paypal if you do purchase online. Paypal sides with the consumer majority of the time.

NOTE: All disputes/claims must be filed within 45 days of the transaction or the claim will be denied
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I have used ebay for unlocks in the past. The seller zain.dotto was very quick if they are still selling.
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All android phones are unlocked from factory so no payment necessary, just bring your phone to the new phone company and you're good to go. I did a similar thing with my Galaxy S3
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Nicholas, that is false. The only android phone that comes unlocked from the factory are the Nexus line. All other Koodo android phones are locked to the carrier.

Just pop in another carrier's sim and it will ask for your unlock pin
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Or you could do it for free, yourself. The only catch is that the Ace must be rooted. I've used the app and I can confirm it worked flawlessly. Links to xda-developers are provided in the description of the app. Read the instructions twice, three times if necessary and in a few hours you'll have an unlocked Galaxy Ace. Disclaimer: Rooting voids the manufacturer's warranty and you assume any and all risk.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...
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Hi you can easily unlock your samsung galaxy s mobile by using unlock code. If you need unlock code you can visit this site http://www.simpleunlocking.com/samsun... here you can get the code and unlock your mobile. After unlock your mobile you can use it india and any other country
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Do not go to the site above. Koodo will sell you the code for 35$! Much less than the spam site above.
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so does this mean it costs $35.00 to unlock any koodo phone?
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Yes. Koodo will unlock any phone even if it's not a Koodo phone with the exception of non koodo iPhones
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Before taking the plunge, make sure your phone will work in your new home base:

http://www.worldtimezone.com/gsm.html

If your particular phone does not support the new carrier’s frequencies, you are wasting your money, and Koodo will be under no obligation to help you. The good news is that most upscale phones will cover just about all the frequencies used worldwide, regardless of service provider, but it’s up to you to research. Truth of the matter is, it’s much cheaper for major mfgrs to put in a universal radio and just “unlock” the frequencies a particular provider needs than to produce a completely different radio for each retailer. Remove the battery and look at the mfgr sticker to get the exact model/serial no. and then the specs off the mfgr web site.

If you are planning to re-use the phone with Koodo afterwards, buy the unlock code from Koodo, so that they will feel some onus on making it work on their network again. If you buy from a third party, Koodo will be under no obligation WHATSOEVER to help you, but you CAN go third party if you know the risks and want to save a few bucks, but be very wary of spam and quick buck artists who know that their phony merchandise will only be detected once you are in a foreign country and have no way of proving the original order was from you at home. Koodo will have a record of selling you the phone and an unloc code so they will hve at least onew dog in the hunt.

Most of the Youtube videos on how to unlock are only meant to point you to a commercial site. The instructions are usually valid, but skip over the middle part that tells you how to get the code and just use the one Koodo gave you

Take note of the APN values in the Mobile networks => other networks menu. You may have to re-instate them on your return to Canada. In any event, they are listed on the Koodo site.

UNLOCKING only happens when you obtain a valid SIM from your NEW provider and can connect in the NEW COVERAGE area.

Turn off the phone, remove the battery and the Koodo SIM. Keep it in a safe place. Insert the new SIM, replace the battery and start up the phone.

You will get a message asking you for the unlock code, the one that Koodo sold you. Key it in and you should be on the new provider’s network.

To get data working, you may have to check the new provider’s site to create some new APN values. Easier to set up a new APN so that you don’t overwrite Koodo’s. May alkso have to call new provider since data is blocked by default for many of them.

Sorry for the SHOUTING, but many people feel they can order up a SIM before leaving on vacation and unlock their phone before leaving, and wonder why it doesn’t work.

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Koodo has you covered when travelling abroad. Great write up on unlocking though Robert, thank you.

http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-...

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