Have you heard about cell phone unlocking and still aren’t sure what it’s all about?
Unlocking your cell phone is a great way to switch providers or travel overseas with exactly the same phone you are currently using (no need to buy a new phone!).
GSM and AWS wireless providers lock their cell phones to ensure that they will only work with their network. Unlocking allows you to use your current GSM or AWS mobile phone with other GSM service providers (your phone will no longer be “locked” to one network). This means that you will be able to use your cell phone with another wireless provider, including prepaid and overseas, by simply inserting a new active SIM card inside it!
Unlocking your cell phone is as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1. Check that your cell phone as well as the provider you want to switch to both use SIM card technology (check out our Unlocking FAQS for all the details).
3. Enter the unlock code into your phone following the basic instructions we send along with your code. (For example, for a Rogers Blackberry 9790, go to Options/ Device/ Advanced System Settings/SIM Card. Type in MEPD, then type in MEPalt2 and enter the unlock code.)
Unlocking gives you the freedom to switch providers and go with the best current plans.