On June 17, 2010, Member of Parliament Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay-Superior North) introduced Private Member's Bill C-560, called the Cell Phone Freedom Act, which would prohibit carriers from selling SIM locked phones in Canada without first informing the consumer of the existence of such a lock. Bill C-560 additionally mandates that phone companies selling new phones must unlock customer phones, without charge, at the end of contract or upon purchase of the phone outright, when requested by the customer.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2015You will actually void the warranty if you don't unlock it directly through the provider it is... moreA lot of people unlock it that way and never heard of warranty being void! I just can't believe that Sony will not be selling it through their website like with the Z3, etc :-(( Some people might get a different phone because of this stupid decision including myself!
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2015I actually called Bell and asked if I unlock it myself and they said you will void the warrant... moreYou will actually void the warranty if you don't unlock it directly through the provider it is purchased from. As an employee of one of the cell phone companies I can confirm this.
AnonD-203277, 22 Oct 2015You can buy it, but it'll be locked to Bell. However it's a simple 10-20$ unlock code purchas... moreI actually called Bell and asked if I unlock it myself and they said you will void the warranty lol But warranty is with Sony so I doubt they will void warranty because of unlocking!
You can buy it, but it'll be locked to Bell. However it's a simple 10-20$ unlock code purchase on Ebay, so no big deal.
good for canada, but even if I was canadian I would wait for the colour ones. I have put my eyes on z5 gold and that's final. although the blue/green one is a beauty too.. damn. decisions.. decisions.
Lucky ducks. Hope this comes to the US. Could use that microSD for storing tons of movies, or recording my own videos in 4k
Do any one know when would we get this phone in the US Market ???
Will you be able to order for same price from Sony Canada online? Because this $649 price is from Bell and it's locked :-(( I really want the white one! Ready to order asap and replace my Nexus 5.
"The device will be exclusively sold by Bell in the country"
I thought Sony was serious about making their Xperia line truly competitive phone. They're excluding at lease 2/3rd of their potential customer in Canada who don't want to be with Bell. I'm unfortunately included in that despite really wanting this phone. Guess I'll have to go with the Moto X in the end...
Does anyone know if this phone will work under the WIND MOBILE network? I've heard conflicting answers for this.
I own the Z3 compact and I think people will fall in love with the Xperia line of phones. Very intuitive, stylish and a monster battery. I switched from my iPhone 5 to the Z3 compact and boy am I happy I did.
Nice, I might just buy it full out!!! But I'm dying for the Z5 Premium to release!!!! ugh!!!