Have you ever been worried about how many mobile phones you’ll collect in the next 5 years or so? Have you ever noticed that the new mobile phone and network structure really doesn’t have your best interest at heart? If you’re one of the many who want to keep their current phone without being able to change networks, you’ll need to unlock your mobile phone.Click Reasons You Need to Unlock Your Smartphone | Latest World News – Breaking News & Top Stories
Here’s a brief overview of how a phone lock works:-Every cell phone has an IMEI-an International Mobile Equipment Identification number-which links a phone to its network. Similar to a serial number, the number.
The phone is also connected to its owner by the IMEI. Consequently the IMEI links the network (or service) to the phone owner (or subscriber).
Most mobile phones have SIM (Short for Subscriber Identification Module) removable card. The SIM card also connects the handset to its user and the network telephone.
Most mobile networks placed a lock on the SIM card so that the handset can only be used with their operation. You’ll need to get a new phone with a new SIM to switch to a new service.
It is true no matter what phone you purchase, no matter how costly the phone is or how advanced the technology is. But essentially, if you want to keep your precious cell phone for a while, you’ll either have to sign a new contract with the same network you started with, or unlock your phone. With so many networks, goods and services constantly evolving, you’re essentially better off unlocking your phone. One caveat for the unlocking process is for any existing contract that you might have. If you have been kept prisoner for a year by your contract, you will still be liable for making the correct payments on time for the duration.
It wasn’t that long ago that you had to send your phone out to a business and let them run the unlocking service for you, generating additional postage and time without a phone. But recent developments in technology, “hidden codes” and e-mail have brought the unlocking service right into your living room. Most companies that offer such a mobile unlocking service would give you the “hidden code” to unlock your IMEI-based phone and send it to you virtually instantly via your email address and the World Wide Web.