You live in Canada. In the US, there is no charge to unlock the phone when you have satisfied the contract, if you purchased it under subsidy. The law never restricted anyone from unlocking a phone once they satisfied their contract. To use an iPhone as an iPod, it does not have to be unlocked. Turn on Airplane Mode so it doesn't search for a carrier and it is an iPod.
8/1/14 at 5:11pm