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To Unlock your Tesco Phone You will need the following:
Your phone's IMEI number: It is your phone's identity, like a serial number or a fingerprint even. Most phones have a 15-digit number written in fine print on the back of the device. You can also find it by dialing *#06# into your phone's dialer app, or go to the settings and then the About Phone section.
A SIM card from a different carrier other than the original provider: A SIM card is how your device connects with your wireless provider. It is also worth noting that Rogers is the same network carrier as Fido, Bell is the same as Virgin Mobile.. If you change out one SIM card for another that uses the same network then usually you will not get the automatic unlock code prompt. Normally you can switch to these other carriers without the need to unlock your phone.
What is Unlocking?
Cellular phones are expensive technology. To help make them more affordable to new customers carriers like Vodafone, EE, O2 and Tesco (/ Tesco UK)would commonly offset the cost by locking a phone to their network. Instead of paying £700 for a new phone, new customers could pay £0 down in exchange for agreeing to a 3-year contract which had the price of the phone built into the monthly payments. The phone was then 'locked' to the network so even if you ended the contract, the phone would not work with competing services; forcing you to buy a new phone.
Unlocking a wireless device lets your phone work on any network that has compatible technology.
Why Should I Unlock My Cell Phone?
There is usually no rush to unlock your smartphone. If you are happy with your current wireless provider (Tesco Mobile) you can choose to leave your device locked. However If you do choose to move to another carrier later you'll still have the right to unlock your phone later on. However if you plan on going on a last minute vacation or trip out of the country where Tesco is Roaming then you are usually better off unlocking your phone so that you can purcahse a local sim card and save on roaming fees. Don't get stuck with your phone asking for an unlock code when you are overseas, you may find it difficult to call back home and wait on hold incurring long distance charges. Your best bet is usually to get it over with an unlock your phone now.
Free Tesco Unlocking (/ Tesco UK)
In many cases it is possible to obtain an unlock code or an unlocking service for you device free of charge by calling Tesco customer support in the United Kingdom directly by calling 0345 301 4455
however if you are on a corporate plan or your account is not in good standing they may refuse to unlock it. For corporate accounts they are still charging an unlocking fee as of 2020. It is possible to Unlock Tesco iphone free using this method.
Tesco UK Network Unlock Code
The Tesco mobility network unlock code is usually 8 digits for Samsung phones, Motorola phones and Blackberry Phones. The unlock code is usually 16 digits for Huawei phones, LG Phones and HTC phones. A Tesco Mobile unlock code generator is used to generate this unlock code needed to unlock your device. For Tesco iPhones do not take unlock codes at at. They are unlocked over the air and the unlock is pushed through iCloud or iTunes server directly to your device remotely once the request has been accepted.
Tesco Mobile Unlocking Instructions ( Unlocking Process ):
- Insert a non-supported SIM card into the device and turn it on by holding down the power button.
- The message “SIM Network unlock PIN” will appear. Enter the network lock code and press Unlock.
Note: the network lock code may be 8 or 16 digits long. If the first eight digits are all zeros, ignore them and enter the last eight digits.
- The message “Network unlock successful” will appear once the device has been unlocked.
Important note: you can attempt to unlock the device up to 10 times. After 10 failed attempts, your phone will be hardlocked (permanently locked to the network). In some cases harlocked phones can also be unlocked using an unfreeze code. For some models, unfreeze codes are not available.
Unlock Tesco iPhone 11, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6, 6S, 5S, SE, 5C, 5 & 4S by IMEI ...
These iPhone models come locked when you purchased them directly from a retail outlet If network unlocked a request has to be made doesn't get unlocked automatically then a request to unlock the device must be made.
Unlock Tesco iPhone
To Unlock a Tesco iPhone an official request has to be made to Apple through the carrier ( ie: Tesco Mobile). Once it is approved the unlock is pushed over the air to your handset. Usually the end user is required to insert a sim card from a different carrier and then connect their iPhone to iTunes, click back up device (to prevent data loss) and then click Restore Device. Once these steps are followed a message in iTunes will display " Congratulations Your Phone has been Unlocked ". If you don't have a SIM card for your iPhone, you can connect your phone to iTunes, erase and restore it for your phone to unlock.
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About Tesco Mobile:
Tesco Mobile was established in May 2003. In January 2014, the network in the United Kingdom started offering 4G service, for its pay monthly and SIM only customers at no extra cost, extending the service to pay as you go customers in July of that year. As of December 2017, the company was a 50:50 joint venture between Tesco (through its subsidiaries Tesco Mobile Communications Limited and Tesco Mobile Services Limited) and Telefonica (through its subsidiary O2 Communications Limited). Tesco Mobile Limited (trading as Tesco Mobile) is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. It is operated by British retailer Tesco, using the network O2 as its carrier except in Ireland, where the network operator is Three Ireland.
Customer care services in the United Kingdom are contracted out to O2 Communications Ltd in Bury, Greater Manchester. Device technical support services are contracted out to LucidCX, based in Bristol. Device repair services are contracted to A Novo UK Ltd. In January 2014, the network in the United Kingdom started offering 4G service, for its pay monthly and SIM only customers at no extra cost, extending the service to pay as you go customers in July of that year.