How To Unlock Your Mobile Phone
It is no secret that every cellphone has a built in locking mechanism that is used by our network provider to benefit them. 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. Let me give you an example, if you are planning to travel abroad, your locked cellphone will be unable to read local SIM cards. Instead of buying a local SIM card, you will be left with no other choice but to use the SIM card of your network provider and pay for the roaming charges. Aside from the fact that this is very inconvenient, it is very costly for the user.
There are plenty of network service providers that choose to lock their cellphones. Some countries that have network providers that lock their cellphones includes the US, Canada, Australia, and many others.
If you have a locked cellphone, do not worry because there are ways on how to unlock it. The most common way to unlock one’s cellphone is to obtain it’s “unlock code”. Every mobile phone has an unlock code depending on its model and brand. You may do this when your contract with your current network provider is about to end. Even though you still have a couple of years left in your contract, it is still not a hindrance for you to get your phone’s unlock code from your network service provider. All that is required of you to do is to give their management a phone call and come up with a good excuse. If you tell them you would be spending a couple of weeks abroad for a vacation, they are likely to approve your request. Once you receive the unlock code for your phone, unlocking it is a breeze.
Just in case your network service provider refuses and denies your request to get your phone’s unlock code, don’t worry, you still have the option to take it to your nearest cellphone repair shop. For as long as we take our cellphone to a good and reputable cellphone repair shop, we can be guaranteed that they will unlock our phone.
Look for good cellphone repair shops online. Plenty of reliable cellphone repair shops already have their very own website. By visiting their website, you learn more about their prices and capabilities. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can still ask your friends and loved ones for recommendations. When they recommend a cellphone repair shop to you, you know you are getting your money’s worth.
Once you get your cellphone unlocked, you are now free to change network providers.