For $50 you can unlock your iPhone with Telus.
Here's how, according to Telus:
- Call Client Care to request the phone unlock. Numbers to call in Canada
- The Client Care representative will complete the steps to unlock your phone.
- Connect your iPhone to iTunes and wait for the message "Unlock Complete. Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked. To set up and sync this iPhone, click Continue".
NOTE: NOTE: An Internet connection is required in order for iTunes to unlock your device.
I'd add that it's important to note that there's two NOTE:'s on Telus' page1 so that must mean it's very important.
Apple offers a few additional suggestions before unlocking your phone - the most important of which is to back it up before you do anything.
Unlocking your iPhone allows you to take it to a different phone carrier - any carrier. Typically when you buy a phone you sign a 3 year contract and the phone you get is locked to, as in will only work with, the phone service you're buying the phone from.
Via iphoneincanada.ca - where they make use of the awful advertising plugin that makes certain words appear as links and when you accidentally hover over them you get a pop-up ad. Disgusting.