your Cell Phone
Use Your GSM phone on any compatible
GSM cell phones are
designed to work with any service provider.
In theory, all you need
to do is swap the SIM account card in the phone. But
some service providers 'lock' the phone they sell you.
Don't worry - we can help you unlock your phone.
If you own a GSM type cellphone
that you purchased at a discounted price when you signed up for
service, the chances are that the cell phone company has
'locked' your phone so it will only work with their service.
If unlocked, you're free to use
your choice of SIM and service with the phone, potentially
saving you substantial money and adding to the flexibility of
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.
Phones are naturally unlocked,
but a service provider might lock them
manufactured, all GSM cell phones are unlocked. That is, they
can be used with any SIM from any cellphone service provider -
always assuming, of course, that the cellphone service provider
has compatible GSM service on the same frequency bands that the
phone can operate on.
Most cell phone service
providers electronically 'lock' the phone so that it can only be
used with their service. There are obvious reasons why they
choose to do this - in particular, to force you to pay what are
usually very high roaming charges when you take your phone out
of their network and use it elsewhere in the world.
Fortunately, this locking
is reversible. With some phones, it is possible to simply enter
an unlocking password code into the phone and it is immediately
then unlocked. Other phones need to be connected up to a special
unlocking data terminal.
How to Unlock Your Phone
At present we are able to
provide unlocking codes for many models of Nokia GSM cell phones
on this page. Most other
models of Nokia GSM phones can be unlocked here.
We can also
unlock many Sony Ericsson phone models here,
Samsung phones here,
Siemens phones here,
Motorola phones here,
most LG phones here
here, the Treo 600 and
Treo 650/680/750, and - last but not
least - the Apple iPhone.
page of testimonials from satisfied customers.
If your Nokia phone is on
the list of phone models, and if your current network service
provider is also on the list below, simply fill out the form, telling us the model
phone, its 'IMEI' (electronic serial number), and the network
that it was locked by (not the new network you want to change
to, but the original network it was first on).
With that information, we
can create a special unlocking code that we simply and quickly
email back to you after receiving your US$5 payment, which you
can make securely via Paypal after sending us the information
If you have
any other Nokia GSM cellphone, or if
you have a 'hardlocked' Nokia phone, then please go to this
other page for our special mail-in service.
If you have any other make
and model of cellphone that doesn't appear in the list below,
send us an email. We're adding extra capabilities to unlock
extra model phones all the time, and may be able to help you
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This is a SIM card
This backs up and copies the
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This $19.95 unit can be
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For more information on
unlocking GSM cell phones,
please visit our FAQ.
Unlock Your Nokia Mobile Phone for only $5 - Step 1 of 2
1. Your IMEI
code is the phone's unique electronic serial number. It has 15
digits. It might be printed somewhere on the phone - probably
underneath the battery. Or you can get the phone to tell you its
IMEI code by keying this series of numbers into the phone -
*#06#. It will then display its code on your screen.
2. This is the
network provider that originally locked the phone, NOT the new
network provider you want to use the phone with.
Note also that not all
countries and networks are listed. If your country/network isn't
shown, send us an email to see if we can help you. If we can, we'll
quickly add your country/network to the form so you can then
proceed to purchase the unlock code.
3. If your phone
type isn't listed, send me an email telling me what phone you
have. We may still be able to unlock it using a different method.
4. If you wish
to use your phone internationally, you should confirm that the phone is
compatible with the other service and SIM you wish to use the
phone with. You need to know what frequency bands your present
phone supports and which your new service provider works in.
purchasing an unlock code from us, if at all possible, check to
see that your phone is not already unlocked! This might save you
some money. :) You can check by simply inserting a SIM from a
different network into the phone. If the phone is locked, you'll
get some sort of error message. If the phone is unlocked, it
will accept the SIM and power on normally.
6. We can generate
remote unlock codes for many Nokia GSM phones but not for all of
them. If your phone or service provider isn't on the list
above, you can use our Nokia mail-in
unlocking service instead.
7. If your phone has
been 'hardlocked' (by entering incorrect codes more than 3 - 5
times) you'll need to use our mail-in
unlock service to get the hard-lock removed.
Terms, Conditions and Guarantee
We are not responsible for
any errors you make in providing your IMEI, your current network
service, or in entering the unlock codes given. If you enter the
unlock codes incorrectly, or if they are generated based on
incorrect IMEI and network information from you, or if someone
else has previously been unsuccessful in attempting to unlock
your phone, you may create
a 'hard lock' condition on your phone that will require you
upgrading to our mail-in hardlock removal service so that we can
remove your hard unlock that way.
Due to all these factors
beyond our control, we can't guarantee the unlock codes we
provide. But wait - there is something we can do for you.
:) If the unlock code does not work, we will reduce the
fee applicable to our mail-in unlock service by the $5 you spent
on the remote unlock code.
In all circumstances and
situations, our liability will at no time exceed that of
refunding you your $5 fee.
28 May 2011