So you are planning a trip to the US of A, or somewhere else and you have a smartphone, and its locked to your carrier, you can either wait 90 days until your carrier can unlock it for you(which costs money) or you can unlock it now!
Here are 2 relevant questions and answers from Rogers.com
Q: Am I still subject to my term commitment if I unlock my device Yes.
A: Unlocking your device does not affect your FLEXtab™ agreement or term commitment.
Q: Do you charge for unlocking a device
A: You can unlock your device for a $50 fee plus applicable taxes.
So I ask you this, why wait for Rogers and pay a 50$ fee? That’s right, don’t bother! I recently used a website I found off of Ebay that unlocked my HTC One (M7) in less than 5 minutes! Now I cannot promise that they can service you that fast, but they promise very quick turn around times!
Here is the link QuickPhoneUnlock.com, start a chat at the bottom right and someone will be with you in moments…
Once your phone is unlocked, if you are in Canada, head on over to ROAM Mobile’s website and get started! Other wise head on over to a cell phone kiosk and get yourself a pay as you go SIM Card, with unlock code in hand, insert the SIM and it will ask for a code, use the code provided by QuickPhoneUnlock.com and you should be good to go!
Good Luck and happy travels!