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Unlocked Cell Phones

Unlocked Phones: Freedom to choose.

Activating an unlocked phone at Future Shop is EASY!

  • Make sure your phone is unlocked and is either HSPA or LTE compatible – you can usually find this information on the box or in the manual

    If your phone is locked, ask a Sales Consultant in store about options for unlocking.

  • Buy and activate a SIM card on your choice of network with your choice of plan

    Future Shop offers services with Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Koodo, Fido, Virgin Mobile and some regional carriers. Some carriers offer no fixed-term contracts and special offers for bringing your own device (BYOD).

  • Your phone, set up.

    We’ll transfer your contacts, set up your email, and give you a quick lesson on downloading apps so you can start using your phone right away.

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The BlackBerry Classic: A New Twist on an Iconic Design

By Krypto from 11-14-2014

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This is a bit of news that is certain to satisfy BlackBerry enthusiasts. The BlackBerry Classic, a new BlackBerry smartphone that offers a bit of a twist by reintroducing a classic BlackBerry feature, is now available for pre-order. If you're a keyboard enthusiast who missed the navigation keys from the older generation BlackBerry devices but want the power, effeciency and functionality of the BlackBerry 10 OS, the BlackBerry Classic just might be the device you've been waiting for.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z3

By TeddyK from 11-11-2014

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It’s arguable that Sony doesn’t get the credit it deserves for crafting solid, durable phones that tend to also look better than what some competitors are coming out with. The Xperia Z3 continues the trend of looking good in a way that doesn’t shake things up, but does manage to trim the edges just enough to make it a wieldier handset. Outside of that, there isn’t a great deal that’s different compared to its predecessor, making this a more iterative update to the company’s flagship.

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How to: Access Wi-Fi anywhere using your smartphone

By gadjosevilla from 10-31-2014

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Free public Wi-Fi isn't anywhere as ubiquitous as many would like. Still, it is the easiest, most convenient and cheapest way for most devices to go online. I'll discuss services like Shaw's Go WiFi as well as how to use any smartphone as a wireless hotspot.

 

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Unlocked Cell Phones and Smartphones

Unlocked cell phones and smartphones give you freedom

Most of the cell phones or smartphones you can buy are locked to a specific carrier, which means they can’t be used on any other carrier’s network (unless you’re roaming). However, unlocked phones are available, and since they’re unlocked these phones give you the freedom to choose which carrier you prefer. Also, unlocked phones are great for travelling – once you’ve reached your destination just buy a SIM card from the local carrier, pop it into your unlocked phone, and you’ve got a local phone for calls and data, avoiding the need to pay expensive roaming rates. Another advantage of unlocked cell phones or smartphones is that they’re not tied into a contract, so you can more easily switch plans or switch providers, if you so choose.

Before you get an unlocked phone, consider this: some providers only operate on specific frequency bands, so if you want to join a certain provider, make sure the unlocked phone you’re purchasing is compatible with that provider’s available frequency bands. This also applies when you’re travelling, so it’s a good idea to do some homework before your trip to make sure the provider in your destination country will work with your phone.

Future Shop carries a wide selection of unlocked phones, with brands like BlackBerry, LG Electronics, Nokia, Motorola, and more, so you can choose the style and type of cell phone or smartphone that fits your needs.