I'm a Bell customer now, I own the 9000M, and was told when I called 611 that it was 30 days from my date of purchase, IF, and only if I had service with Bell for that entire 30 days, prepaid or postpaid.
My "unlock SIM" from UnlockItNow.com
came in today.
It works, Telus and AT&T (prepaid) and Vodaphone Australia (prepaid) SIM work in in my 9000M, and both my Telus and Bell SIMS work in my Captivate. Incoming, outgoing, call forwarding, 3G/HSPA data all work on the Bell and Telus networks, obviously can't test the Vodaphone, and the AT&T only lets me use voice since it's a prepaid.
I got this SIM card after sending them my IMEI unlock request for my Captivate a few weeks ago (on July 22nd) and paying $14.00. They didn't have codes, sent me this instead.