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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-05-2013
My Device: BB Storm
My Carrier: Telus

Unlocked phone

I'm from Canada but I work for a non-profit and travel internationally a lot.  I usually buy a local chip for my BB Storm to use when I'm overseas (generally South America) to cut down on roaming costs.  Is it possible to do this with a BB 10?  Can I buy one that's unlocked?  I love my Storm but I'd really like to upgrade...

Guru II
Posts: 21,976
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Unlocked phone

Whether they're unlocked depends on the carrier. Once unlocked you can use any sim and it will brand to that sim.

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-05-2013
My Device: BB Storm
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Unlocked phone

Thanks! It's not possible to buy one unlocked for BlackBerry is it?  Someone suggested you could but I haven't seen that.  You also wouldn't know what carriers sell unlocked phones?  Sorry lots of questions...

Guru II
Posts: 21,976
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Unlocked phone

BlackBerry doesn't sell them directly.

They're only available in Canada and the UK. Check with someone at a Telus store near you and see if they offer them unlocked or not. A lot has changed so I'm not sure just what the carriers are doing with the Z10's.

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New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-05-2013
My Device: BB Storm
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Unlocked phone

Thanks! 

New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Unlocked phone

You can buy a BB10 from Future Shop or other retailer, and go month-to-month on a plan. This means you buy the phone outright, but are on a month-to-month contract -- you can cancel at any time without penalty because you paid for the phone. That's what I did.

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Posts: 1,036
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Unlocked phone

$20 or less to unlock them online. I did mine just fine for $20. Koodo z10 running on Rogers. Smiley Happy
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New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎02-05-2013
My Device: BB Storm
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Unlocked phone

Thanks everyone!