Are you under contract with Telus? Do you want to use SIM cards from Rogers, Bell, Fido, Virgin, Chatr, Wind or Koodo at the same time? Are you sure that your Telus Android smartphone is eligible for SIM Unlocking? Did you buy a used cell phone and it is Carrier locked by Telus? Are you thinking about buying an unlocked refurbished iPhone?
A Telus Canada Full IMEI Check Service will answer all these questions and more and I will tell you how!
Telus Corporation is a Canadian Telecoms Network founded in 1990 with more than 7.98 million subscribers in 2018. Telus also provide services in Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. (source)
Telus has some great deals on Apple iDevices and Android devices on both contracts and per-per-use models and this is why it still remains a major Wireless Network in Canada. But it doesn’t mean that you should not be able to use any SIM Card you want even if you are completely satisfied with Telus services.
The SIM Lock problem
The SIM Lock can become a huge problem. For starters, you will have to pay for roaming fees when you travel abroad when you could simply switch to a local SIM Card. But maybe you have two phone numbers and you don’t want to buy two cell phones when you can use both SIM cards on the same mobile.
Anyway, the good news is that Canadian mobiles are sold SIM Unlocked since Dec 1, 2017, thanks to CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s) decision. So, if you are a Canadian and buy a new mobile from Teles or any other Canadian Carrier it won’t be network locked anymore.
Are Canadian second-hand cellphones still simlocked?
Unfortunately, yes! It’s sweet to buy a refurbished cellphone from an online market, local retailer or through a personal transaction and save money instead of paying much more for a new one but you need to be careful with a few things:
- You can’t just trust the mobile seller that the used iPhone is unlocked. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t!
- The SIM Lock is not the only issue a second handed Android phone or iPhone might have
- If it is Carrier Locked are you sure that you will be able to SIM unlock it? Every Mobile Network has its own unlock policy but all of them require that the iPhone is not blacklisted.
Canadian Mobile Networks are forced to offer their SIM Unlocking services for free since Dec 1, 2017, but it doesn’t mean that the cell phone you bought is eligible for Carrier Unlocking.
A Telus Canada Full IMEI Check Tool solves the issue
There is only one way to find out everything about any cellphone, new or used, and this is the IMEI Check Service.
An IMEI Carrier Checker applies to all Wireless Networks around the world but since you are reading this article because Telus is locking your phone I will focus on this.
How Telus Canada Full IMEI Check works?
Every mobile has a unique IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity). Telecommunication Networks and smartphone manufacturers use this 15 digit code to mark all cell phones and every info about them. The IMEI numbers are stored to GSM (for Android) and GSX (for Apple) International databases and only authorized companies can access them.
A verified IMEI Check provider can track down any phone in these databases and get you an accurate Telus Canada Full IMEI Check Report.
Here in Ultrasnow.EU, we test almost all IMEI Check Companies every month and you can view our reports and choose the best IMEI Checker in our IMEI Check Companies Review sector.
Telus Canada Full IMEI Check Report Requirements
An IMEI Check tool requires only the IMEI number of the phone you want to check. Just dial *#06# or go to your mobile’s general settings.
If you want to check a cellphone you found online it would be better to ask the phone seller to send you a small video displaying the IMEI number of the device in both ways or even more if possible.
Contents of Telus Canada Full IMEI Check Report
Greeks say that nothing is hidden under the sun and I say nothing is hidden under an IMEI Check Report
- SIM Lock Status & Locking Carrier Identification:
Shows the true Carrier Lock Status of a cell phone and the Mobile Network that blocked it
- Blacklist Status:
When a mobile
1) is reported stolen or lost or replaced
2) is involved in fraudulent activities
3) has pending contract bills to a Wireless Network
is becoming blacklisted.
You can’t use a blacklisted mobile with any Network in North America even if it is unlocked.
- Contract Status & Financial Balance Status:
Cell phones remaining under contract incur the danger of getting blacklisted due to past due balances
- Warranty Status:
Mobiles remaining under Warranty with a previous owner are always in danger of getting blacklisted if the original owner reports them as lost or stolen or ask for a replacement.
- iCloud Activation Lock Status for iPhones:
iCloud Locked iPhones cannot get activated without original owner’s Apple ID and Password.
- Google Lock Status for Android Smartphones:
Like iCloud Activation Lock (aka Find My iPhone) a Google Locked Android Smartphone won’t get activated without original owner’s Google ID and password.
- Replaced IMEI/Serial Number Status:
Sometimes shady retailers sim unlock their phone devices by replacing the motherboard. But this also changes the device’s IMEI number and networks always find it out after a while through GSM and GSX databases. The thing is that you may believe that you are buying an unlocked iPhone but after a while, it will get blacklisted because it will be flagged as replaced. The Telus Canada Full IMEI Check Report shows the original IMEI and any reflected change.
- Mobile Specifications:
See a mobile’s true specs like Brand, model, color, capacity, RAM and more
How can I use the Telus IMEI Check Report
The only way to unlock your cell phone successfully is getting a Telus Canada Full IMEI Check report. If your mobile doesn’t fulfill Telus SIM Unlocking requirements then you will be advised how to proceed with trusted Carrier Unlock providers without paying for needless unlocking services.
Lastly, if you use an IMEI Checker BEFORE you buy a refurbished phone, you will know exactly what you are getting without unpleasant surprises. No one can scam you anymore.
I hope you found this article useful. Leave a comment below if you still have questions or you want to share your experience with us. Your comments make us better. Until next time, take care!