How to Unlock Your Phone!
Simple Instructions on how to Get your Phone Unlocked from your Wireless Carrier.
Remember this for all carrier unlocks:
You will need to get your Phone IMEI # – To Find the IMEI# on Most Phones, try doing this…. Go to Dial (As if you were going to make a phone call. Then press *#06# This should then show you your phones IMEI # which will be needed by the carrier.
Verizon Unlocking Policy: Learn more
Verizon has separate device unlocking policies that cover postpay and prepaid devices, as well as special rules for deployed military personnel.
Postpay Device Unlocking Policy
- They do not lock most phones or tablets that are activated with postpay service either during or after the term of your service contract or Device Payment Plan installment sales agreement.
- Do not lock our 4G LTE devices, and no code is needed to program them for use with another carrier.
- We do not lock our 3G devices, other than our non-iPhone 3G World Devices.
- The simple code to program such 3G devices for use with another carrier is either “000000” or “123456.”
- If the user guide for your device does not provide instructions to access the programming menu, you can dial *611 from your Verizon Wireless phone or call 800.922.0204 for assistance.
- The SIM cards used in our non-iPhone 3G World Devices are locked. We will unlock those SIM cards at your request.
Prepaid Device Unlocking Policy
3G Device Policy
We do not lock our 3G devices, other than our 3G Phone-in-the-Box Prepaid phones. The simple code to program such 3G Prepaid devices for use with another carrier is either “000000” or “123456.” If the user guide for your device does not provide instructions to access the programming menu, you can dial *611 from your Verizon Wireless phone or call 888.294.6804 for assistance.
Our 3G Prepaid Phone-in-the-Box phones are restricted for use with our Prepaid service for 6 months after activation and are locked to the Verizon Wireless network for 12 months after activation. After 6 months, the restriction to our Prepaid service is automatically removed. If service is disconnected within the first 6 months, a new 6-month period will begin if the phone is reactivated. After 12 months, you can dial *611 from your Verizon Wireless Prepaid phone or call 888.294.6804 and we will provide you with programming instructions so you can unlock your phone. If the user guide for your phone does not provide instructions to access the programming menu, we can help you with that as well.
4G Device Policy
We do not lock our 4G devices, other than our 4G Phone-in-the-Box Prepaid phones. Our 4G Phone-in-a-Box phones may only be used with Verizon Prepaid service for 1 year from original activation date or until payments in the amount specified on the back of the Phone-in-a-Box package are added to the Prepaid account. This is to partially offset the subsidy we provide to make our 4G Phone-in-the-Box Prepaid phones more affordable to customers.
AT&T Wireless Unlocking Policy: Click Here
The AT&T requires the device will need to have been paid for in full and not reported lost or stolen.
AT&T customers can unlock up to five devices per account per year. Your unlock code comes in through your email, and can take a few days to arrive.Officially, AT&T doesn’t do SIM unlocks over the phone; instead, it directs all requests to an online form that you can find here
Sprint Unlocking Policy: Click Here
Sprint doesn’t have an online unlock request. Please contact Sprint Worldwide Care to request an international SIM unlock. Sprint Worldwide Care can be reached via chat or email from sprint.com/swwsupport or by calling 888-226-7212.
Sprint will unlock a device from Sprint’s network under the following circumstances:
Any associated Service Agreement, Installment Billing Agreement, or Lease Agreement has been fulfilled including payment in full of any applicable early termination fees or end-of-lease purchase options. The associated account is in good standing
The device has not been reported as lost or stolen, associated with fraudulent activity, or otherwise flagged as ineligible to be unlocked.
Generally, if you have a device that was launched prior to February 2015 and it is capable of being unlocked, Sprint will provide a bill notification and/or text message when you are eligible to have your device unlocked. The bill notification will direct you to Sprint Customer Care who can assist in efforts to unlock your device.
For domestic SIM unlockable (“DSU”) devices launched after February 2015, Sprint will automatically unlock the device when it becomes eligible.
For inactive devices, customers must contact Sprint Customer Care to request that their DSU-capable device be unlocked and may have to take steps to perform an over-the-air update to ensure the unlock programming has been relayed to the device.
T-Mobile Unlocking Policy: Click Here
T-Mobile customers must contact customer care in order to get their device unlocked by dialing 611 from their handset, or by calling them at 1-877-746-0909
Information needed for T-Mobile Unlocking request:
Phone number of primary account holder
Last four of social security number
Account password (if any)
IMEI -The IMEI can be found by dialing *#06# OR by going to Settings > General > About.