How to Unlock Cell Phones
There are times when we tend to purchase a cellphone at a certain provider given that the cellphone unit that we want is being offered by them at a lower rate. However, there will also come a time when we do not want to stick with the provider anymore but still want to use the cellphone unit we bought it with. In times like these, there is no need to spend another amount of money to buy the same unit because all you have to do is to unlock the cell phone that you currently have in order for it to allow any service provider that you want. This is necessary because the cellphone units are most usually locked by the cell phone providers so that you will be using only the service that they provide.
There are two ways that you can choose from when it comes to unlocking a cell phone. Most of the time, cell phone units can be unlocked by entering a code into the unit which is very common. The code for you to use is unique and is also linked to the serial number of your cell phone unit. You can purchase the code for a small amount of $5 in order to make it possible to use other network providers or even go around the world and use it.
Other cell phones do not support this code entering and you would have to unlock the operating system in order to use other providers because doing so will rewrite the operating system in order to remove the lock. This type of cell phone will need a data cable in order to connect the cell phone unit to a programming unit. This option of unlocking a cell phone unit is a little more expensive than the buying of codes but this method is also worth it if you are really attached to the cell phone unit that you have.
In the world today where cell phones is fast evolving, it really makes sense if a person desires to keep the current cell phone unit that he has for any reason. If you do not wish to unlock your phone, then you can simply buy a new one that is similar.
As soon as you have successfully unlocked your cell phone unit, you will notice that there will be a prompt saying that you phone is now unlocked and you will notice that the sign of the provider has changed. This means that you are now able to put in any service provider that you desire to use. Be sure to ask if the new SIM card will lock the phone unit again.