your LG GSM Cell Phone
Use Your GSM phone on any compatible
If you have a GSM cell
phone from LG (Lucky Goldstar), such as the LG 1150
see pictured here, we can unlock it for you.
The chances are that your LG GSM
mobile phone was supplied to you in a 'locked' condition,
restricting your ability to use SIMs from other suppliers in
Here's how to simply and
quickly unlock your phone so you can use it with any GSM service
provider and SIM, anywhere in the world. This can both
save you money and enable you to use wireless services with
better coverages in the areas you travel.
More information about
Please refer to our
Unlocking FAQ and also the extra
information on our Nokia Unlocking
page if you'd like to understand more about what unlocking
is and how it works.
But the chances are, because
you're here and reading this, you already know much of what you
need to know!
How to Unlock Your Phone
At present, as well as
unlocking LG phones, we are able to provide unlocking codes for
phones, Nokia phones,
phones, Blackberry PDA/phones, the Treo 600,
650, 680 & 750 PDA/phone
and the Apple iPhone.
Your LG phone
needs to be unlocked in person by us, using special software and
Neither we nor any other
companies (as far as we're aware) can unlock these phones simply
by giving you a code to key into your phone yourself. We
can do this for Nokias and some other brands, but not for
LG phones, which use a different form of locking.
You Can Trust Us
Our unlocking service has
been positively featured on CNN, and written up in many places,
including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Enquirer's
Consumer Action column, and the Clark Howard Consumer
We are not a 'fly by night'
scam outfit. Look at everything on this site - there are
several hundred pages of content, dating back to 2001. We
have a major internet presence, and years of credibility.
page of testimonials from satisfied customers.
We're located just out of
Seattle, very close to Microsoft, at 17321 NE 31st Ct, Redmond
WA 98052 (but please note our ship-to address is in Kenmore).
Paypal verified member (this link will take you to a Paypal
page that confirms our status), with an account dating back to
2000 and over 2500 successful transactions recorded.
We've unlocked thousands of phones, have been trading for years, and
have been well written up by independent reviewers. We're
experienced, skilled, and reliable.
Why Choose Us
Other companies also offer
unlock services, some with the same mail in type service we
provide, and others that will ship you special unlocking
software and cables and allow you to unlock your phone at home
A mail in service is best,
because that saves you from having to become a cell phone
technician. We have the skills and experience to unlock
your phone, and we have more advanced equipment than is
sold to you for an 'at home' unlock. Best of all, we test
our unlocking with our six way unlock test - something you
probably can not do yourself. You don't want to
discover, the first time you try a foreign SIM in a foreign
country, that the unlocking didn't properly work for all types
When you get your phone
unlocked back from us, there are no surprises and no problems.
You can confidently use it, everywhere. This is why you
should choose us.
How Long Does it Take
We have two service options.
With our regular service, our promise is that we'll
unlock your LG phone and have it on its way back to you within 24
hours of receiving it. We send your phone back to you (to
US and Canadian mailing addresses, only) via USPS First Class
Mail, with Delivery Confirmation, insurance, and online tracking for your
reassurance. If returning to an international address, we
send via Air Mail.
If you're in a hurry, or if
you do not have a US postal address, our
Express service may be better for you. We'll turn your phone around
the same day we receive it, and if there is sufficient time
between when a courier delivers it to us and their cut-off for
collecting packages, we'll have it shipped back to you that same
day. This could mean that there is less than 48 hours from
when you courier your phone to us to when you receive it back
Obviously you can choose any
speed of service you wish to get your phone to us. In most
cases, we recommend simple USPS Mail - it is reliable,
convenient, reasonably fast and inexpensive.
Note - assuming your phone
currently uses an AT&T, Cingular, or T-mobile SIM, you don't need to
send your SIM with the phone, so if you have a spare phone, you
can use your SIM in that phone while this phone is being sent to
us for unlocking.
Our Guarantee - Six Way Test
We test every phone we
unlock, using three different SIMs - the SIM you already had in
your phone, a SIM from a different US wireless service provider
than that which had locked your phone, and one from an
international wireless service provider from Europe (the costs
of the international calls are on our dime), to confirm
your phone has been fully unlocked. In each case, we both
make a call from your phone and place a call to the phone, to
ensure 100% functionality in all possible scenarios.
Assuming that your phone
tests as working when it is first received, we guarantee that it
will be fully unlocked. If we can't
confirm that your phone has been unlocked and works perfectly, we'll return your phone (of course!) and fully refund your
You don't have to worry if
your phone has been correctly unlocked or not. Our
guarantee and testing gives you 100% confidence.
Phone Unlocking - Science and
When we first started
unlocking phones, back in 2003, the phones were very much
simpler, and so too was the unlocking process. All Nokia
phones could be reliably unlocked with a simple $5 code, and
just about all other models could be easily unlocked with
equipment we had in-house, and for which we charge(d) $25.
In the five years and more
since then, the 'state of the art' has evolved enormously.
Not only do phones have a lot more fancy features for their
users to enjoy, they often have much more complicated locking
Nowadays we never really
know if we can unlock a phone until we see it. Within a
single model phone, there may be many different versions of
firmware, some which can be easily unlocked, and some which
can't, and some of which are specific to one wireless company,
and others specific to others.
The appearance of a phone
model on our list no longer guarantees that we can unlock it.
It means, instead, that most of the time, we can probably unlock
it. Sometimes we can't, and sometimes we have to get
special third-party extra services, at extra cost which we pass
on to you if you authorize us to do so.
Please understand, we'll do
the best we can, to get your phone unlocked as quickly and
inexpensively as possible. And if we can't unlock your
phone, we'll of course return it to you and fully refund you the
fee you originally paid.
What is the Cost
Our Regular LG Unlocking Service includes
Phone Unlock, Test and
Return shipping cost is
included, for shipping via USPS First Class Mail with
Delivery Confirmation and insurance to a US postal address (or Airmail to
an international postal address)
24 hr turnaround - we'll send
out your phone the next business day from that on which we
This service is
offered for US$25.
Our Express LG Unlocking Service includes
Phone Unlock, Test and
Return shipping any way you
specify, at your cost, to any address, anywhere in the world
Same day turnaround, assuming
there is sufficient lead time between when/how you get
the phone to us and when/how you require the phone to be
returned to you
This service is
offered for US$30.
How it Works
1. Simply fill out the form
2. You'll then be taken to a second page allowing you
to choose which service you wish and to securely make payment
via credit card using Paypal, or, if you prefer, send us cash or check
(US currency, please) with your phone.
3. After you've paid for the
unlock, you'll be taken to a last page that gives you simple
step by step
instructions on how/where to send your phone.
If you have any other model of cell phone that doesn't appear in the list below,
send us an email. We're adding capabilities to unlock
extra model phones all the time, and may be able to help you.
Special Offer :
Recommended Accessory for your GSM Phone
This is a SIM card
This backs up and copies the
phone book data on your SIM card. This means if you lose your
phone, you don't lose all your phone numbers. If you change from
one wireless provider to another, you can quickly copy all your
phone book with this unit from one SIM to the other. If you have
multiple SIM cards (eg a US card, a global roaming card, and
some country-specific pre-paid cards), you can copy your phone
book to all these different SIMs.
This $19.95 unit can be
purchased for $17.45, plus free shipping when purchased in
conjunction with any LG phone unlock service.
Here is a review of the
reader/copier/backup unit. An opportunity to purchase
it at a discount will be offered to you when you click the
'Agreed' button below as part of purchasing your unlock code.
For more information on
unlocking GSM cell phones,
please visit our FAQ.
Unlock Your LG
Mobile Phone - Step 1 of 2
Any delays with
international shipping due to
potential Customs problems, lengthier shipping times, variable
and expensive shipping costs are all at your risk, and if we
need to pay any extra Customs fees upon receiving your phone,
you will need to send these extra fees to us.
Note that we can not be
responsible for problems if the address you give us, above, is
Terms and Conditions
We test your phone before
and after unlocking it. If your phone does not work
properly when first received, we will return it to you, locked
and unrepaired, and with no refund.
Phones are returned with
delivery confirmation service and $100 of insurance cover in the
US. Additional insurance is available at a cost of $2 per
extra $100 of cover. Delivery confirmation and insurance
is not offered on international shipments unless sent by
In all circumstances and
situations, our liability will at no time exceed that of
refunding you your fee.
28 May 2011