Why Does Retailer Cost More Than Online Websites To Unlock Phone?

If you are owner of a phone that’s locked to a certain carrier, God bless your soul! Because you’re managing really well without network signals and merely using your device as an iPod Touch. It doesn’t have to be that way, however, as your phone can always be unlocked through […]

3 Reasons Why An IMEI Unlock May Not Work On Your Phone

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To unlock an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phone, or any other phone for that matter, an IMEI unlock is the most recommended option. This is because hardware and software unlocks only work on a temporary basis and whenever such a device is updated to a new OS firmware or baseband, the device gets relocked again.

Best Unlocked Used Phones To Buy From eBay

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Buying a used phone from eBay is always cheaper than buying a cellphone from a brick and mortar store. On eBay, there are many brands of mobile phones, and some are far more popular than others, such as HTC and Samsung. And each of them has their own native operating systems.

How To Find Cheapest Verizon iPhone Unlock Service

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Users who want to unlock their Verizon iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s or 4 can take advantage of an IMEI unlock solution to break free from the restrictions placed by the carrier.

Why does blacklist phone take longer to unlock and more costly

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There are several unlocking services on the web that provide phone unlocks for several handsets including iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones. However, these services mostly unlock those phones that are activated on particular carriers, and avoid trying to unlock devices that are known as blacklisted.

Why You Should Not Buy Blocked Or Blacklisted Used Phone On eBay

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There are several phones sold on eBay (new, refurbished, second hand, etc.), but it’s important to know the difference between blocked or blacklisted handsets and those that are running as active. It is important because blocked or blacklisted phones may not be able to cover the return on your investment.

Factory Unlocking my Phone – How long does it take?

Factory unlocking any mobile device depends on what make and model you have and what network you are locked to in your country.  There are several methods which you can try to safely unlock your mobile phone. They are listed here: If the contract period of your phone has expired, […]

What information is required to factory unlock a phone?

How unlocking an iPhone  works?

iPhone unlocking works much differently than other phone manufacturers.  iPhone keeps record of all IMEI in the iTunes database.  It also keeps a record of which network your phone is locked to. To unlock an iPhone,  the entry for your iPhone’s IMEI needs to be updated in the iTunes database on Apples server to reflect this change.

Can I Unlock my “in contract” phone?

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When you purchase a new phone online or from your local retailer, you often pay very little or nothing for it up front. In return, you agree to stay with your network carrier for specified amount of time and pay monthly charges based on the agreement. This specified time is called “in contract” period. This contract period is usually 1 to 3 years and depends on how much money you put down and what type of plan you subscribe to.

Factory Unlock Phone vs Roaming Fees


If you phone is “in contract” with your carrier and you travel, you may end up paying hefty charges for roaming fees to call your loved ones back home. There are several factors to consider whether you should opt for having your mobile factory unlocked vs just paying up the roaming charges. Here are a few:

Can all Mobile Phones be Factory Unlocked?

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When you purchase any phone which is “in contract” with your carrier. This means that your phone is locked with that specific carrier. Locked period for a phone can vary anywhere from 1 to 3 years and it mostly depends on how much money you pay up front to purchase that phone.  The less money you put down, the longer your lock in period will be, generally speaking

Can you use your phone on same network on which your phone was Blocked?

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When you purchase any phone which is “in contract” with your carrier, there can be several reason for which your phone can be blocked during your contract term. Main reasons for your phone being blocked are:

Unlock iPhone Telus

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Telus is a popular GSM Network in Canada. iPhone was introduced on the Telus network few years ago and was available locked with this network if you sign a term contract. The length of this contract would vary from 1 to 3 years depending on how much money you pay up front.

How to Unlock Sprint iPhone

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There are 3 major cell phone carriers in the United States that use the CDMS network. Verizon, US Cellular and Sprint. When a customer buys an iPhone locked with Sprint network, it uses the CMDA frequency of the Sprint network but the 4 major GSM frequencies in your iPhone are available but dormant.  When you unlock your Sprint iPhone, those 4 GSM frequencies are unlocked.

How to Buy Used Smartphone on Ebay

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Buying a used smartphone can be a very good choice for those on a budget and you also want the have the freedom of not having your phone “locked” with a specific network.  Usually when people buy a new smartphone, they either trade in their old phones to the retailer for a very low price, keep it in a drawer and that phone collects dust until its so old that nobody wants it or one of the best options is to sell it on Ebay or some other auction network. This is where a seller can find a good match for a buyer.

Factory Unlock vs Jailbreaking for iPhone

In years prior, iPhone users had few options to unlock your iPhone.  Jailbreaking was an easy and popular option for iPhone enthusiasts .  Using different software, people could unlock their iPhone, iPad or iPod. Benefits were many but there were also few downsides.

Factory Unlock vs Jailbreaking for iPhone