So you just got a new iPhone but open further inspection you discover it doesn’t support the network that you want. This is a very particular case in Toronto, especially if the iPhone you got came from the US. In order to use the phone you’ll need to get it unlocked.
Apple doesn’t offer unlocking services and will instead direct you to the carrier of your choice. Unfortunately, this option will only unlock that iPhone for that one, single carrier. Any other SIM card won’t immediately run on the phone. But luckily there are shops to completely unlock your phone such as the following:
- Bongo Wireless – Bongo Wireless has the option to unlock your phone for all carriers but this is only available for customers who walk into the store. However, if you just want to unlock your phone for one particular network all you need to do is pay online, follow the instructions, and wait for the unlock code with 24 hours.
- iPhone Repairs Toronto – here’s another great shop located in the heart of the city and one thing that sets it apart from the others is that they do not charge an extra fee for rush services. You can get your iPhone unlocked in just 30 minutes to an hour.
- BuyNCell – BuyNCell is one of the more famous stores in Canada and there are branches all over the country. They do offer unlocking services, even for the latest model, the iPhone 6. Fees differ depending on the type of carrier you desire, with prices going from below $50 to just below $80.
Which one is the best? It all depends on your needs. Since all of them offer a wide range of manufacturers you can easily ask any of these three to get your phone up and running no matter what SIM card you want to use.
All three firms are located in the heart of Toronto and they can always be reached via phone or chat/email, making them convenient to reach at any given time. They also offer repair services just in case you want more than SIM unlocking.
The best thing about these services, however, is that they can do the job right in front of you as you watch and wait. This is perfect for people who are a bit tight on security when it comes to their devices – after all, you want to make sure no one takes a valuable part or sell your phone entirely.