Frequently Asked Questions
There are different types of cell phone unlock services. You can unlock your phone according to the service you need. If your phone does not work with a sim card from another provider you need a network unlock service. Network Unlocking mobile phones is a common practice to allow the phone to work with other carriers. The unlocking process can be done by the phone manufacturer, an authorized service provider, or an independent third-party using a code.
A network unlock service allows your phone to work with a sim card from another network provider or carrier. The unlocking process can be done by the phone manufacturer, an authorized service provider, or an independent third-party using a code.
This service is legal and available for many major carriers in the United States and Canada as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell and Telus.
Phone unlocking unlocks the phone to allow usage on different networks.
Currently, there are two major types of phone unlocking methods that you can use to unlock your phone:
i) Unlocking through a service provider: Unlocking by using the service providers database. The factory codes from the service provider and the manufacture are the same as the manufacture supplies each carrier with the code list at the time of purchase. A service provider is also called a network provider or network carrier. An example of a service provider would be AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell, Telus, Claro, Movistar, EE , Vodafone etc.
ii) Unlocking through the Manufacturer: The maker of the phone have the database with the factory unlock codes. It is possible to get the code from the manufacture databases such as Samsung Canada, Samsung UK, Samsung USA, LG Canada, LG Usa, Motorola Europe, etc. Manufacturer databases generally also have the defreeze code or other relevant codes where as the service provider is generally only given the network unlock code or sim network unlock pin.