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Unlocking enables you to cut all ties to your initial mobile network provider without replacing your mobile phone.
When you purchase a mobile phone either on pay-as-you-go or a contract, network carrier includes a SIM, a chip in your handset, containing a serial number that identifies you to the network provider.
Most network carrier "lock" your phone so it works only with their specific SIM card, a chip in your handset, containing a serial number that identifies you to the network provider.
The only reason to lock the SIM is to ensure you use their service for an extended period of time. If you attempt to use an alternative SIM card in a locked phone, you will receive error messages, such as "SIM Card Not Accepted."
Unlocking enables you to use any SIM card on any network in your handset.
There are two primary methods for mobile phone unlocking. The method used to unlock a handset depends largely on the manufacturer, as well as the carrier.
The easiest method of unlocking a handset is by code unlocking. This requires a number of details about the handset, including:
These details are used by Unlocking.com to generate your unlocking code, which is sent to you via email along with instructions on how to use it. Once keyed into your phone, any existing restrictions are removed.
There are many benefits to unlocking your handset, including: