The Essentials of Phones – 101

How To Unlock Your Mobile Phone

Most if not all of our mobile phones are built with a locking mechanism that enables it to only work with a particular network provider. To cut the explanation short, if our cellphones are locked, we can only use the SIM card of our network provider.

If you own a locked cellphone, you have to consider getting it unlocked to avoid problems in the future. Here is an example, if you plan to travel abroad, you won’t be able to use your locked cellphone. Instead of just buying a local SIM card, you will be forced to pay for the additional roaming charges. This is not only inconvenient, it is also very costly for the user.

There are multiple network service providers around the globe that opt to lock their cellphones. Some countries that have network providers that lock their cellphones includes the US, Canada, Australia, and many others.

If you are planning to get your mobile phone unlocked, there are multiple ways to do it. One way is by getting the “unlock code” from you network service provider. It is a known fact that every cellphone has it’s very own unlock code, you may ask this from your network service provider. You may do this when your contract with your current network provider is about to end. If you still have a couple of years left in your contract, you can still ask for your phone’s unlock code from your network service provider. All that you need to do is to call their management and come up with a good excuse. The most common alibi people come up with is they need to unlock their phone because they will be travelling and spending a couple of days abroad. Once you have received your phone’s unlock code, unlocking your phone is a piece of cake.

In the event that your request gets denied and your network service provider refuses to give you your phone’s unlock code, you can still take your phone to your local cellphone repair shop. When all else fails, taking our phone to the nearest cellphone repair shop will be our best solution.

When looking for reputable cellphone repair shops, it is advisable that you search for them online. A lot of them already have their own website. It is by visiting their websites that we become more aware of their capabilities and services. If you have friends and family members that have experienced going to a cellphone repair shop in the past, why not ask them for recommendations? You can never go wrong with a recommendation from someone you trust.

For as long as you successfully unlocked your phone, you are no longer hindered to use only one SIM card.