Rogers Communications is prepared to let customers pay to unlock their phones and go. However, it does involve a fee and you have to be at the end of your contract or have paid full freight for your phone. Breaking a contract early, means you still get hit with a fee. “Unlocking the phones is a step in the right direction,” said Amit Kaminer, a telecom analyst with the SeaBoard Group. On Monday, Rogers quietly put the policy into effect. A spokesperson said the company started looking into making the change in early 2010. How To Unlock A Phone With A Fingerprint. Customers can pay $50 to have their phone unlocked if their contract commitment period has expired — allowing them to switch to another carrier — or if they have paid the full unsubsidized cost for their handset.
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Kaminer noted that the more serious impediment to competition is the multi-year contracts and the early termination fees that keep customers bound to the incumbent carriers. “The fact is that Canadian carriers have a 36-month hold on customers,” said Kaminer. He said there are multiple options for consumers looking to unlock their phones without the assistance of their carriers. But, Kaminer said from Rogers’ perspective it is a good way to “facilitate the switch,” and shows increased recognition to meet customer needs in a market that increasingly favours competition. “That is part of the new mindset you have a competitive market, you have to be forthcoming with your customers,” he said. On Thursday, NDP MP Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay-Superior North) released a statement on trumpeting the decision as a “major reversal of policy” in response to pressure generated through Private Member’s Bill, C-560 the Cellphone Freedom Act. Hyer introduced the bill in June of 2010, calling for carriers to unlock phones without a charge when contracts expire.