Did you know that it is now perfectly legal to unlock your cell phone and use it with any other wireless operator? Thanks to President Obama signing into law the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” (S.517), gone are the days of being permanently locked to the wireless operator that sold you the phone. With an unlocked phone you will always have access to the best deals currently available on the market and be in full control of exactly how much money you spend each month.
In addition, if you are frequent traveler abroad you can avoid extortionate roaming fees by inserting a SIM card from the country you are in and taking advantage of local deals. Your phone will also be worth more money if you ever decide to sell it when the time comes to upgrade to a newer model. With wireless operators encouraging customers to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), having an unlocked cell phone these days is vital.
How do I Unlock My Phone?
First, you should contact your wireless operator and ask them to unlock your phone. Unfortunately, not all wireless operators are created equal and each has a specific set of rules and fees for supplying you with an unlocking code. As freeing you from their network is not in their best interests, it is quite possible it won’t be plain sailing and the process may take longer than expected.
This is why if time is of the essence we recommend using a professional unlocking service provider like doctorSIM. doctorSIM’s method of unlocking phones via IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is fast, safe and permanent, and the only method actually recommended by the phone manufacturers themselves. Perfectly legal, this method doesn’t void the warranty or damage the software or hardware of the phone. They also have a no questions asked refund policy, so if a code for your cell phone is currently unavailable they’ll return your money immediately.
As simple as 1-2-3
The process of unlocking a cell phone is very straightforward and can be done online in three simple steps just by sending the following information to doctorSIM:
- Make and model of your phone.
- Wireless operator to which your phone is locked.
- IMEI number which you can obtain dialing the following sequence on your cell phone’s keypad: *#06#.
doctorSIM will then send you simple instructions and the corresponding unlocking code for your phone to your e-mail address. If you have an iPhone, instead of receiving an unlocking code all you’ll need to do is connect your phone to the internet and wait for the unlock to be applied remotely. Your phone will now be unlocked and remain permanently unlocked even if you update the software or restore it to factory settings.
There are many ways to save on your cell phone bill, but few are easier than heading over to www.doctorsim.com and getting an unlocking code.