No more fees to unlock cellphones among changes to Canada’s wireless code

Cellphone companies will soon no longer be allowed to charge customers to unlock their devices, Canada’s telecom regulator said Thursday as it unveiled sweeping changes to the wireless code of conduct.

The new code from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also says as of Dec. 1, all newly purchased devices must be sold unlocked – one of several other changes aimed at giving people more control over their wireless services.

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