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How to unlock your phone with Rogers

We get a lot of questions here on RedBoard about device unlocking. How does it work? What are the restrictions? What does unlocking even mean?

Here’s a quick guide.

So what is unlocking anyway?

By unlocking your phone, you can use your wireless device with a SIM card from another mobile carrier. This is a great benefit to customers spending extended time away in other countries that need to stay connected.

What are the restrictions?

When you purchase a wireless device on a new or existing Rogers account at full price, you are eligible to unlock it immediately.

For those customers who are under a term commitment, we have made some changes to our device unlocking policy to give you more flexibility in the way you use your wireless device. In March 2013, we’ll be changing our policy so that you no longer have to wait until you complete your full term commitment – you can unlock 90 days after activating your device on the Rogers network. We’re also making it even easier for you to have your phone unlocked by bringing it to any of our Rogers retail stores.

How much will it cost?

You can unlock your device for $50 plus applicable taxes.

Update March 6th, 6pm: Hi everybody. We’re happy to announce that our new unlocking policy will be implemented effective March 28th.


Patricia is a regular Redboard contributor.

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Rogers is your go-to NHL destination: start off the season with perks and mobile streaming

Hockey is back, woot woot! Who is going to be tuning in when the puck drops tomorrow? There are some great free previews, deals, and ways to stay close to the ice action. Here’s an overview of what hockey fans can expect.

Free preview of NHL Centre Ice:

  • Rogers customers can enjoy a free preview of NHL Centre Ice from Jan. 19 to Jan. 31
  • Approximately 600 games available for the full season
  • NHL Centre Ice is available as part of the Rogers Super Sports Pak, which also includes OHL Action Pak, NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings, a subscription to Sportsnet magazine and more
  • Rogers customers can also purchase NHL Centre Ice à la carte for the reduced cost of $49.99 for a one-time fee for the full season

Get your hockey fix from Sportsnet: Sportsnet will deliver unparalleled NHL coverage across broadcast, radio, digital and print, including Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Tonight, Hockey Central @ Noon, and Sportsnet magazine

TSN HD free preview – Rogers digital TV customers who subscribe to TSN can tune into TSN HD for 3 months (until April 30) at no additional cost

Rogers wireless customers from coast to coast can catch CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada on their smartphones

  • The Rogers Anyplace TV mobile app features live CBC Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts of all national games
  • For $5/month, the app provides 5 hours of viewing with overage charges of $1 per additional hour. Until April 30, 2013 overage charges are waived providing unlimited viewing

Follow the puck on your tablet with live streaming in the home with the Rogers Anyplace TV Home Edition app

  • Supplement your TV watching with live streaming of Sportsnet and CBC on your tablet from the comfort of your couch

Where will you be watching the game on Saturday?

UPDATE: January 30 2013, 1:27pm  On your computer (coming soon to tablet) : Rogers digital TV customers in the GTA who subscribe to Sportsnet Ontario and/or Leafs TV can log into to live stream Toronto Maple Leafs broadcasts. This includes live games aired from Sportsnet Ontario and Leafs TV only .

UPDATE: February 26 2013, 9:24 am: The Sportsnet Leafs Live app is now available on iPad. See url here:

Kaili is a regular Redboard contributor


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Mobile wallet: pardon the pun, but we’re in “store” for much more than convenient payments

How do you use your smartphone for your day-to-day shopping? Have you paid for a coffee simply by showing your phone? Used it to get into a movie or baseball game, or even onto a plane? Me too. So I was really excited when Pan American Games and Olympic medalist Simon Whitfield, made Canada’s first point-of-sale mobile credit card transaction in Canada using a secure SIM card inside an NFC-enabled smartphone last Friday. Excited, because I know that this is only the tip of the iceberg. Before you know it, you’ll be able to conveniently relocate ALL your credit cards, store cards and loyalty cards from your wallet to your smartphone. But mobile wallet is not just about lightening your wallet and making purchases more convenient…. it’s much more.

Your smartphone is an extension of you: it can represent who you are, can know where you are, and what you like to do. Result? When your smartphone intelligently marries the contents of your mobile wallet with your location and your preferences, everyday transactions become a lot easier and more personalized.

The future of mobile payment:

So what’s next? Let’s fast forward about 5 years. Your mobile wallet will one day include your ID, as well as your driver’s license, health card and membership cards. When you apply for a bank account, a new gym membership, or even visit a doctor’s office, everything you need will be on your device.  You’ll be able to verify your identity and pay fees all with a tap of your phone. Even better, filling out lengthy forms will be a breeze, as they’ll be instantly populated with all your credentials.

What will going out for a night on the town look like?  Again, your phone will be all you need.  While you’re downtown with friends having a drink, you’ll confirm your age by tapping your phone. You’ll receive a coupon on your smartphone for last minute tickets to see your favorite band just because you’re in the neighbourhood and the venue has seats to fill. You’ll buy the tickets on your smartphone, and use your device to get into the concert.  You paid for your buddy’s ticket too? No problem. He can pay you back right away by tapping his phone against yours. Stumbling home at end of a fun night, and can’t find your keys?  Just use your smartphone to open your door and turn on the lights. Had too much fun and lost your phone? Don’t worry, your phone will be wiped remotely, and your entire wallet will be reissued to a new device.

A shopping experience you’re going to love

A bit of a shopper, are you? You’re going to love what’s in store for you: shopping will become more of an immersive experience. As you walk through the mall, you’ll receive targeted coupons, offers or purchase recommendations right on your smartphone. You’ll be able to check to make sure you’re getting the deal of the century by searching on-line stores. You’ll make your purchase on the spot, either with a tap of your phone in-store or securely online, using the credit card stored on your phone. And the shopping experience won’t just change for you; it’ll change for the whole family. Let’s say your kids decide to head off to the bookstore alone and find a book they like. No money? No credit card? No problem. They’ll head for the checkout, tap their phone, and mom or dad will get an automatic request to authorize the purchase by credit card or instantly add $10 to their kid’s wallet. Either way, the purchase will go through and your kids will be happy!

The mobile wallet will transform everyday transactions. Where do you think we’re headed?

Rob is a regular contributor to Redboard.

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