HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR WIRELESS PHONE
Wireless Provider and Ask
for the Network Unlock Code:
Most will provide you with one and
some even do it for free if your contract is up. Current laws require
carriers to provide the Unlock Code after 6 months of continuous
ownership. Once you're provided
with the code you should be able to enter it into your phone to remove
the lock. Most carriers will send you the code via Text. This is the easiest and most common method of
unlocking. Your wireless carrier may be able to unlock the
handset remotely. Make sure your phone actually needs unlocking by
inserting a SIM card from another network into your mobile phone. If
it's locked, a message will appear on your home screen.
Unlocking Web Site:
are websites that offer to create the Unlock codes for you,
but read reviews and take a view on how trustworthy they are
before you hand over any money. It may be worth more, but
this service shouldn't cost you more than a few dollars.
Visit a Wireless
Cellular repair shops that are not affiliated with a single wireless
carrier can usually unlock your phone. Because they do all the work,
expect to pay more than an unlocking web site.
There are few online discussion forums with members who are willing to
help you for little or no fee. Forums that focus on your specific model
of phone are the most helpful including those based outside the US.
If you're technically-minded you may be able to do this
yourself but it's
not very easy and you will need special software.
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