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  1. rxallan

    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi guys,

    So the Milestone was released today !
    Telus only ships to Canadian addresses though.

    Being Canadian I figured I would lend a helping hand to my fellow Americans.

    If anyone is interested, for $10, I can order your phone and have it shipped to your US mailing address.
    I can also have it unlocked prior to shipping and will inquire about pricing upon request.
     

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  2. BTMoonlight

    BTMoonlight Active Member

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    Aren't Telus phones locked for Telus only?
     
  3. rxallan

    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    ya it would be locked.
    they can be unlocked though
     
  4. thilan29

    thilan29 Active Member

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    From where?
     
  5. rxallan

    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    if you google "milestone unlock", there are lots of places that can do it
    i edited my original post
     
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    colnago Well-Known Member

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    "Hello Telus, I just purchased your Milestone at the non-subsidised price. I would like my unlock code now please."
     
  7. rxallan

    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think you are correct. If you buy a non-subsidised phone you are entitled to the unlock code.
     
  8. thilan29

    thilan29 Active Member

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    ^^Maybe in the US but that doesn't work here in Canada AFAIK.
     
  9. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    I got the unlock code for my "subsidized" AT&T smartphone simply by calling and asking for it. I was eligible for an upgrade, but still a solid 6 months to go on my 2 year contract.

    If they won't give the code "in Canada", have you tried telling them that you're travelling abroad, and wish to use a "pre-paid SIM"?

    If you can't get one from Telus, you may be able to get one thru this Canadian site:

    http://www.expansys.ca
     
  10. thilan29

    thilan29 Active Member

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    I'm not with Telus so I don't know if I can tell them that. I bought the phone assuming I'd have to have it unlocked by a 2nd party. Once I receive it though I'll call Telus and see what they say.
     
  11. HappyBallz

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    I'm interested but honestly with your low post count, no one vouching and dealing with you before I have suspicions. So I'll let couple of people use your services first and then get back to you when they are satisfied, before sending $600+ to someone I have no idea who he is. lol
    Can't blame me, these days you can't trust anyone! ;)
     
  12. neals79

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    I'm with Happy. I'm very interested but there does not seem to be enough credibility to give my 600+ dollars.
     
  13. thilan29

    thilan29 Active Member

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    Is it worth it to have it shipped from Canada considering you may get charged taxes at the border?
     
  14. sagiuno

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    If you list it as a gift there are no border taxes.
    Should be fine.
    If the guy has a verified paypal account and you use a credit card there should be 100% protection.
     
  15. sagiuno

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    What is the bottom line cost for you to get us the phone here in the states.
    How do we arrange payment, and what timeline are we looking at for receiving it.
     
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    Depending on which province the cost is $600 + tax. For example in Alberta it would be CAD$630.
     
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    colnago Well-Known Member

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    ...don't forget any "currency conversion costs".
     
  18. thilan29

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    Yeah that's usually something like 2.5% I think (that's what my CC gets charged anyway).
     
  19. rxallan

    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Guys,

    I understand your concerns.
    I can ensure you that I am not a scammer.

    I have a legitimate eBay account, maybe I can just post the eBay link ?
    This way you would also get PayPal protection.
    The fee would be more however, as eBay would charge me a selling fee.

    Here is the link to my eBay account, you can research my selling habits here:
    [​IMG]eBay My World - ryandsm

    The address listed on my PayPal is the same as the one registered to my eBay account.
    My PayPal account is verified, this should serve as a good reference :)

    As for sending payment, although PayPal has fees, I think it would be the easiest.
    Sending cheques in the mail is not very secure, and direct bank transfer also has its security issues.
     
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    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is correct
    Using today's exchange rate, $630 CAD = $602 USD
     
  21. rxallan

    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    The phone will cost me $630 CAD.
    My fee is $10 CAD
    Shipping is up to the buyer as he will be paying for it. I can ship using what ever service he wants (fedex, ups, canada post ...etc)
    The postal code I will be shipping from is: T2N1J3

    I can buy the phone tomorrow and ship tomorrow evening if need be.

    I think PayPal would be the easiest way to send payment.
    But I am open to other ideas.
     
  22. rxallan

    rxallan Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Here is an estimate of the expected total cost:
    I will buy the phone and ship within 1 day of receiving payment.

    Phone: $630 CAD
    My Fee: $10
    PayPal Fee: $20 - I am pretty sure they charge 2.9%
    Shipping_1: $30 - using Canada Post XpressPost USA 4-5 business days
    Shipping_2: $20 - using Canada Post Expedited Parcel USA 11-12 business days

    Total_1: $690 CAD (~$660 USD)
    Total_2: $680 CAD (~$650 USD)
     
  23. HaunteD CoucH

    HaunteD CoucH Well-Known Member

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    Can you do anything lower, I mean I live right across the border and honestly have no problem setting something up, but Id rather get a lower price any way I can.


    And you can always post up on Ebay, just make the shipping at 600 dollars to avoid paying the fees, then you will get more people giving you rep.



    Ya look at ebay, they are selling for 650 US right now plus the 35 additional ship.
     
  24. HaunteD CoucH

    HaunteD CoucH Well-Known Member

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    If you are near the border I can help out. You can get the milestone for $509 with a special discount code. I just ordered mine for that :)

    Oh ya, you can't get the unlock codes directly from Telus-must be a third party.

    Unfortunately the online orders can't use international credit cards so no shipping to USA
     

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