Unlocking a smartphone is as simple as entering a code. This blog shows how to network unlock your device. Having an unlocked has a lot of benefits and reasons that can struck the right chords ad you should know how to get it done. However, there is a good chance that your brand new smartphone is already SIM unlocked, even when you purchased it from a carrier. Some of the handsets that are bought unlocked are the likes of nexus devices or a handset you have purchased from eBay or Amazon or a company that is an international version like Alcatel and Asus. Smartphones from Verizon and Sprint are usually network unlocked. They use network configuration without a user accessible SIM card for 3G data and voice but for 4G LTE connection a standard SIM card. Most smartphone your purchase from T-Mobile or AT&T are going to be SIM locked.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool