How to Unlock an iPhone or Samsung Phone
Method 1: Buying from the Manufacturer
If you don’t have a phone yet, you may consider buying an unlocked phone directly from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, you’ll pay full ticket price. For example, when you go to the Apple Store and buy an iPhone, you will have the option to make your phone AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or SIM free. The SIM free phone is what is called an unlocked phone. An unlocked phone can be used with any carrier from day one. It truly belongs to you. If you decide to lock your phone in with a carrier, you won’t be able to enjoy the advantages of having an unlocked phone.
Many people get their phones when they sign a contract with a carrier like Verizon or Sprint. The appeal is that the phone itself is much cheaper upfront; but when you’re locked into a carrier, they’ll always find a way to recover the cost of the phone they “gave” you.
Some people buy unlocked phones second-hand through sites like Craigslist. This can be an economic option if you’re not afraid of a little risk. However, the seller most likely paid $70-$200 to unlock this phone, and they will certainly pass on that cost to you. And you never know what other issues a used phone may have.
Method 2: Convincing your Carrier
Under limited circumstances, your carrier might unlock your phone. If you have already paid your carrier full price for your phone, they should unlock it for you if you call them or stop by the store.
Some carriers will also agree to unlock your phone for a short period of time if you are traveling abroad, provided you have had a contract with them for at least six months or so. The disadvantage of course is that if you use your phone domestically, they will just lock it again. Before spending money to unlock a phone, it couldn’t hurt to give your carrier a call and hope for the best.
Method 3: Using Unlock Gadget
You can permanently unlock any phone through UnlockGadget. On our homepage, just enter the necessary information, and UnlockGadget will email you a code that you can use to unlock your phone. We also provide step-by-step directions and a money-back guarantee.
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