To have your cell phone 'unlocked' refers to the process of removing the 'lock' which is applied to a handset by a provider. This 'lock' prevents you using a SIM card from any rival network. Your network carrier has reprogrammed your handset in such a way that you can only use their services even though your phone has been designed by Nokia to be compatible with any network worldwide. The reasons for locking your phone to their network are purely financial and have nothing to do with any limitations of the handset.
It is very simple to remove this lock and have your handset unlocked like Nokia intended. To do this you will need to enter your Nokia Restriction Code or Nokia Unlock Code. The unlock code, often called a Nokia Restriction Code, that you will purchase from us is sourced directly from Nokia and the code will be specific to your handset. It is guaranteed to work without causing any damage, erasing of information or voiding of your warranty.
If your Nokia handset is locked it will display a message when powering up asking you to 'Phone Restricted'. It should look like this:
If the above message is displayed, you will need a 15 digit Nokia unlock code.
To order your code scroll to the bottom, select your phone and enter your details including your phones' serial number (often called an IMEI number), country and network carrier. This can be found by pressing: * # 0 6 # (star, pound, zero, pound) on your phone's keypad. Your serial number will show on your phone's screen.
Or, turn off the phone and remove the battery. The serial number is printed on a white sticker, as shown below. (Note: You may need some reading glasses - the type is very small!)
Once you have placed your order you will receive your unlock code back by email or SMS text message. It will be 15 digits long and should by typed in to the phone when the SIM card has been removed. If the phone displays 'Cannot undo restrictions', you have entered the code wrong. The handset is now hard locked and cannot be unlocked by code, you will need to take it to your local phone store and have it unlocked by cable.Get your Nokia unlock code now!