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Sneaky tips to avoid roaming charges

Roaming charges – the sting that comes with any type of international travel! Let’s face it, none of us are likely to leave home without our phones while we are away – with no access to google maps to find our way back to the hotel, no Facebook and no way to call home to let people know we are safe. Luckily there are some sneaky tips that can make your roaming fees much more manageable…

Limit background data

Background data consists of things like app updates and emails. For apps that you don’t need you can go into your settings (usually in the menu that is called something like ‘wireless and networks’. Here you can choose which apps to limit. Better yet go to Play Store/Apple Store and turn off automatic updates (you can switch them to update when Wi-Fi is available).

Switch to Data Server mode

In Chrome you can switch to data server mode which restricts the amount of data that is used while browsing. In the Chrome settings it’s usually in the Advanced menu (Android) or the Bandwidth menu (IOS).

Chrome Bandwidth Menu (iOS)

Switch your SIM

Your contract SIM might not give you such a good deal overseas, in which case a travel SIM is a good idea. Not only are they pay as you go so you can’t over spend, but you can receive calls for free in all the popular destinations (your regular provider will charge you for this). Plus you get access to significantly lower data rates and call charges worldwide.

WorldSIM - Avoid Roaming

Change your apps

There are lots of apps that do the same thing as some of the apps you might already have – although they don’t need a data connection. Switch Google Maps for maps.me for example, so you can navigate your way around with no data roaming charges. In addition disable any apps that have ads as this will eat through your data and cost you a fortune!

Get Onavo Extend

This uber cool app compresses data usage by as much as five times, meaning you get 5 times more data without the added costs. Better still – it’s free!

Onavo App

Automatically connect to Wi-Fi

You can change your settings to automatically connect to Wi-Fi when it’s available. This will potentially save you a lot of money. I say potentially as you should remember to keep safe with your online security – open networks are prone to hackers who could steal your private information (bank details, PayPal logins etc). Be careful and only connect to secured networks that you trust.

Take WiFi with you

With handy little portable WiFi gadgets, you can take WiFi with you. An unlocked WiFi hotspot will enable you to put any data SIM inside whether that be your contract SIM, worldwide data SIM or a local SIM. You can generally connect 10 – 15 devices, and then you can get online anywhere worldwide!

Don’t leave our data roaming on

I shouldn’t have to say it but just in case! Make sure you keep data switched off unless you need to update or get online.

How to Fix ‘Not Registered on Network’ on Android Phones

Every week, no, make that every day, at UnlockBase, we get customers writing in with a variety of problems relating to any number of different cellphones. In this article we look at a problem that occurs most often with Samsung phones but can apply to other Android phones in general. First, to acquaint you with the problem, here is a typical customer complaint:

“We kept getting the ‘Not registered on Network’ message when trying to make calls. Many times the network connection was lost for a while. Then we realized by trying to make a call that for a period of time people were unable to get a hold of us or send text messages. We tried everything to try to resolve the issue, and ultimately we replaced our phones with another Samsung Galaxy S5. Guess what, the issue is still there and we still get ‘Not registered on network’ errors. Is this an Android issue or an Android issue? It’s no surprise that Google said that it’s a T-Mobile issue and not an Android issue. Please help!”

The ‘not registered on network’ error

The ‘not registered on network’ error

This annoying problem is often found in Samsung Galaxy devices, particularly when users update their Galaxy phone to the latest Android version and something went wrong. Their device is unable to detect the network and up comes the “Not Registered on Network” message. This occurs because after getting an update, your device IMEI number is changed to “SN 0000″ and it shows that your device SN number has been broken and need to be fixed.

Another reason is when you try to use the SIM Card from a new Network Provider and your Samsung fails to keep up when you’re trying to switch networks and needs a little help from you involving manually providing the new APN settings / Networks name in order to fix it.

In this situation the ‘Not registered on network’ error will show itself when you attempt to make a call or text. This occurs because your Service Provider is simply not notified of your IMEI number so on the screen you will see “Not registered on Network“. They even have the cheek to supply an OK button for you to press which does nothing to solve your problem at all! Frustrating, but don’t worry, we can solve this issue. First you should be aware that your phone is already unlocked. It’s not the case that you have to unlock your device in order to remove the ‘Not registered on Network’ error.

However, another reason for this error is if unfortunately your device has been Blacklisted, and by that we mean if your phone is reported as “Lost” or “Stolen” in the national blacklist database in your country. In this situation you have no choice but to take the following steps :

  •  Go to the police and report the scam,
  • Try to get your money back from the seller,
  • Change the IMEI of your Phone (which is illegal),
  • Sell your cellphone overseas.

For everybody else here are the four ways to fix this problem and finally have use of your Cell Phone.

How to fix ‘Not Registered on Network’  – The Solutions

Here we provide several methods to help you overcome this issue, one of them should work for you.

Method #1 – Manually select your new Network Provider:

Step 1: Go to Settings,
Step 2: Then go to Wireless and networks,
Step 3: Tap Mobile Networks (If not found then tap first ‘More settings’),
Step 4: Now tap Networks operators,
Step 5: After you have completed searching select your Network Operator (Like Vodafone, Idea, AirTel, etc.)

That’s it, problem solved.

Updated Fix:  In Mobile Networks, set Network mode as WCDMA only and restart your phone.

Method #2 – Root your device and Install a Patch:

1. Root your Galaxy device,
2. Download from Google Play and install “Busy Box” on your device,
3. Download this “Ariza patch” and install it on your Galaxy device,
4. Now, open the app from the app drawer,
5. Just click on the button saying “PATCH” and it’s done.

Method # 3 – Update your Device and Samsung Account Software:

Make sure you are connected to a wireless connection

1. Get Your Galaxy Up and Running. Charged and ready,
2. Place Your SIM Card In Phone,
3. Navigate to  Settings of your Phone,
4. Scroll Down To the Extreme bottom,
5. Select Software Update,
6. Wait for the cellphone to reboot and complete update.

Method # 4 – Remove and Insert SIM:

1. Turn off your phone by holding both the Power Button and Home together,
2. While the phone is off, wait for 2 minutes,
3. After 2 minutes remove the battery and the sim card from the phone,
4. Press the Power button and the Home button together 10 consecutive times,
5. Next, hold the power and home key for 1-3 minutes,
6. Now insert your Sim card and battery,
7. Turn on your Samsung Galaxy,
8. With your phone on, remove then re-insert your sim card 5 times.

Still confused? Watch this easy to understand videos for a better insight into how to resolve this issue easily.

How to Make Money with Unlocked Phones

What is the Marketplace for Unlocked Phones?

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit that is just waiting for the right opportunity or idea to turn your business acumen into a profitable future? Maybe you have a technical aptitude that provides you with just the edge you need to be successful in today’s age of high-tech digital communications technology.

Here’s the great news – the door is wide open to creating your own profitable business through buying and reselling unlocked cell phones. With literally millions of cell phones in use and the market changing constantly, the potential customer base is phenomenal to say the least. Just read any newspaper, blog, technical publication, or retail advertisement and consumers are besieged with the latest models of cell phones with the latest technical features and applications. Consumers line up to get the new technology even though their existing devices are still quite useful. Just because a well-known manufacturer has a newer more powerful device certainly doesn’t mean the prior model is useless. Technology just drives many of us to want the latest and greatest on the market, and advertising convinces us we have to move forward with technology.

So How Do I Turn This Into a Business?

With so many phones readily available at bargain prices it becomes a buyer’s market. You can select from the best manufacturers and the most recent models that you may want to build an inventory for, to resell at a profit. Thousands of cell phones show up on reputable auction sites every day as consumers upgrade to a different carrier or model. But if the original owner cannot get a reasonable price for the device, where does the profit come in?

Most individuals do not have the technical ability or knowledge needed to unlock a cell phone or other digital device. This often requires very specific unlock codes and detailed instructions to reliably and safely unlock your phone. These steps and cell phone unlock codes vary significantly among manufacturers, carriers, and models. Further, it can be difficult to gain access to the codes and instructions needed to unlock your specific phone. This makes research time-consuming to obtain the information needed to be successful in unlocking phones. While some information can be found through surfing the Internet for such values and instructions, much of it is unreliable or questionable at best.

Now you know that there is a demand for used phones, that they are readily available at bargain prices, and that you can add value by providing unlocked phones to prospective customers. The remaining question is how you actually get your various devices unlocked so that you can build your inventory. Not many consumers actually know how to unlock a cell phone and nearly as many do not even know that this is an option. Cell phone providers do not want their customers to know that their cell phones can be unlocked either, and may even threaten customers with service cancellation, although it is perfectly legal.

What Are the Opportunities?

Like any money-making business much depends on the time you invest in the enterprise. That being said, here are real-life examples of earnings reported from cell phone resellers:

  • Sales of 21 phones in a single month at an average profit of $77 per phone.
    This is strictly a part-time effort netting $1,617 in one month.
  • Another reseller flipped 11 phones in a single weekend at a profit of nearly $1,000.

So the opportunity is real and potential is based on the time you have available to spend searching for phones with resale potential and relisting them at a reasonable profit.

Don’t trust yourself to make the right purchase or sale price that will earn you a profit? When you find a phone you’re considering buying, check out the estimated price on Movaluate.com. Also check eBay for recent completed sales of the same item to get a good feel for realistic selling price. This will boost your confidence that you are making a profitable selection.

Partner with an Expert Affiliate

Some technical services are best left to experienced professionals. Cell phone unlocking is one of these tasks where utilizing seasoned technicians provides reliable and successful results. This is where UnlockBase can assist you with consistent reliable phone unlocking services. UnlockBase has a proven track record of expertise in this highly technical field with over 5 million cell phones unlocked in 165 countries.

UnlockBase technicians are the experts who truly know the myriad phone unlock codes that facilitate the reselling of phones to your prospective customers. They can be your critical business partner in providing unlocking support for phones from various carriers, manufacturers, and models.

Why UnlockBase?

UnlockBase is simply the most authoritative cell phone unlocking company in the business. Partnering with UnlockBase as your affiliate will guarantee accuracy in providing phone unlock codes and successfully unlocking your phones. Unlocking services are provided on a timely basis to get your phones unlocked and ready for sale quickly and efficiently. This shortens the turn-around from purchase to re-sale making your business more profitable.

Through partnering with UnlockBase, your customers will receive added value in purchasing an unlocked phone that is not restricted to any particular carrier or service. This gives them flexibility when using the phone and brings you an edge over other cell phone resellers who do not have the expertise or technical knowledge to unlock such a variety of makes and models.

Get Started!

You can make selling unlocked cell phones a lucrative business even in your spare time. All you need to do to get started is:

  • Search the recognized and respected auction sites for desirable used phones and add them to your inventory. Use the web sites that can help you determine market value for used cell phones.
  • Partner with UnlockBase to receive phone unlock codes and services.
  • Resell the unlocked phones at a respectable profit.

There is a considerable market for these unlocked phones that are no longer restricted to certain carriers or services. Now is the time to get started turning used cell phones into profit.

MetroPCS Mobile Device Unlock App (Android Official Unlock)

Device Unlock is an Android app that allows you to request and apply a MetroPCS mobile device unlock directly from the device. The features of this app include the ability to remotely request Mobile Device Unlock without having to contact Customer Care and automatically apply the Mobile Device Unlock to the device without the use of a manual code.

Thanks to this app, we’re now able to Register any IMEI as “Eligible” in the MetroPCS Database so you can unlock your Cell Phone using the “Device Unlock” App. Turnaround time for delivery is less than 2 Business Days. To officially unlock your MetroPCS Cell Phone using the Device Unlock App, please click here.

All you need is an Android device that supports the Mobile Device Unlock app:

  • LG Leon 4G LTE (MS345),
  • LG G Stylo (MS631),
  • Kyocera Hydro Elite (C6740).

Once the unlock request is processed, customer needs to:

  1. Make sure you have an active data connection via 3G/4G/LTE or Wi-Fi.
  2. From the Application list, tap Device Unlock. (Note: The application may be located in the MetroPCS folder.)
  3. Tap Continue.
  4. Choose the Permanent Unlock type:
  5. If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.

MetroPCS Device Unlock App - Unlock Process

Note: If you do not restart the device, you will have a persistent alert in the notification tray.

WARNING:  It is very important to mention that the customer has to have data when attempting to perform the unlock, either 3G, 4G or wi-fi but data on the phone. If there is no data the unlock will be unsuccessful, once a device has been whitelisted we will not be responsible for unsuccessful unlocks. If customer has changed the original software or IMEI we will not be responsible for the app not to work (Do not install custom firmware like Avatar or Cyanogen  before unlock your phone). If customer cannot find the app on its phone he can easily go to applications and make it visible but a Hard Reset will always bring the app back to the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge Direct Unlock USB

Today UnlockBase is proud to officially present the first Direct Remote Unlock solution working with Original USB Cable to Unlock any Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Absolutely all versions, networks, and country are supported, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge with the “Android Device Unlock App“. If your phone is asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN” the software will read the Unlocking Code, if the phone has a Device Unlock App, then it will perform a Direct Unlock. Turnaround time is instant, 24/7! No need to wait to receive your code!

UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0 - Samsung Galaxy S6 Direct Unlock by USB Cable

Below is the exact list of Supported models / variants:

Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A, SM-G920F, SM-G920FQ, SM-G920I, SM-G920K, SM-G920L, SM-G920S, SM-G920T, SM-G920T1, SM-G920W8) and  Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (SM-G925A, SM-G925F, SM-G925FD, SM-G925FQ, SM-G925I, SM-G925K, SM-G925L, SM-G925S, SM-G925T).

Technical Requirements : 

– Computer running Windows 7 or 8,
– Micro USB Cable (Compatible or Original),
UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0 for Windows,
Samsung USB Driver for Windows.

UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker Software Tutorial:

1 – Make sure you install the Samsung Galaxy S6 USB drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.

2 – Enable Developer Options by following these guidelines:

a) Step 1: Go to Settings> About device.

b) Step 2: Tap Build number 7 times.

Access Enable Galaxy S6 Developer Menu

After tapping build number two or more times, the notifications will be shown on the screen telling you the progress:

You are now X steps away from being a developer

After tapping the build number 7 times, you will be notified you are a developer.

When the Developer options are unlocked, you should see something like this.

When the Developer options are unlocked, you should see something like this.

Now, Galaxy S6 developer options will be available in the Settings menu.

3 – Enable USB Debugging, by opening Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging

Enable USB Debugging Samsung Galaxy S6

4 – Then install and launch “UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0
5 – Enter the License Number and press “Apply
6 – Then follow the guideline of this Video Tutorial:

To order your License, please follow this link

Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions :

Q: Does your solution ROOT our Phone ?

A: Our solution use one TEMP ROOT, our software will try it on your cell phone automatically during the unlock process, you can see that in the Video Tutorial above.

Q: Is it permanent unlock ? Even if I flash the phone ?

A: It’s 100% permanent Unlock, once you unlock your phone with our solution you can do whatever you like (Upgrade or Downgrade Firmware, or even install custom firmware like Cyanogen or Avatar). Your phone will remain unlocked no matter what, for life !

Q: Do you offer unbranded version of your Software ?

A: No we don’t offer unbranded version of UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker software.

Q: I install the software and  see the Icon on my Desktop, but when I double click it do not open, what to do ?

A: Please right-click the icon on your Desktop and select “Run as administrator”

Q: Where I can download the most recent version of the software ?

A: After you place your order you will receive by email  the License and the link to download the software. If during support session we ask you to download the latest version of the software or installer, please always use the link you received in the first email we sent you as we’ll always update the archive of this Direct Download link with the latest upgrade of our software !

Q: My Samsung is CDMA, can you unlock it ?

A: Unfortunately we only unlock GSM phone, we don’t unlock CDMA version from Sprint, BoostMobile, StraightTalk, or Verizon… It’s very important to always invest in GSM Phone whenever possible, specially if you are an international traveler to make sure you can use it worldwide. CDMA is a standard that only work with some networks from the USA, and Japan….

Q: My cell phone is not detected, what should I do ?

1 – Make sure you install our Driver, click-here to download and install them again,
2 – Verify if USB Debugging is selected in your Samsung phone,
3 – Change USB Port of your computer until phone detected,
4 – Last resort change USB cable (most of the time cable is simply faulty).

Q: I get the error  « Error ! (Push_Filed) », can you still unlock my phone ?

A: Unfortunately this mean our software cannot Auto Root your phone at the moment. You can still manually root your phone with third party software (Like PingPong, iRoot, or KingoRoot) and then use our software to Unlock It. However we cannot provide support for these Third Party rooting software so if you prefer to give up or if it’s too technical for you then please contact us by email and we will Void the license and refund your transaction.

The 5 best and 5 worst points about buying an unlocked cellphone

Most people who buy a cell phone simply turn up at their local cellphone service provider carrier, sit there a long time while the sales people deal with other customers and then sign up for a 24 month contract with the phone of their choice, or at least, the phone that comes closest to their choice. Unfortunately, most phones from major carriers can only be used for that specific carrier’s network. But what if you decided to do things differently? What if you decided to buy an unlocked cellphone? Here we weigh both the pros and cons.

Unlocked cellphone pros

1) More networks

Manufacturers do not create cellphones to work with just one network, but cellphone carriers prefer to lock you in and tie you to a lengthy contract. With an unlocked cellphone you can access other GSM networks whenever necessary, which is perfect if you travel frequently as you can simply switch to other available network providers once you are out of your current provider’s coverage zone.

2) Save money

Unlocked phones may appear to be more expensive at first due to the sometimes high upfront cost, but they definitely work out more budget-friendly in the long run. There’s no long-term subscriber contract to worry about, and you can take advantage of the best SIM only deals for your cellphone with no contract and without incurring early termination fees. Prepaid SIM cards also offer cheaper call, data and messaging rates with some very attractive overseas call rates.

3) No roaming charges

Roaming charges are expensive on a contract. The roaming fee is billed on top of the monthly subscriber fee, and can add up to a significant amount. With an unlocked phone you simply buy a SIM card from the local or overseas carrier and immediately save money because you have a local phone number and pay local rates for calls and messages.

4) More flexibility

If for any reason you become unhappy with your current cellular carrier, with an unlocked phone it’s as simple as buying a new SIM card from a different provider.

5) Increased Resale Value

It’s easier to sell an unlocked phone; in fact it can be worth as much as 30% more than a locked one. It also attracts more buyers since they can easily use it with their existing network or change to another one. It also means the phone can be sold either locally or overseas, greatly widening your customer base.

Unlocked cellphone cons

1) Buyer beware

When you buy an unlocked cellphone you need to be sure you are getting what you pay for. It takes more due diligence than entering into a contract because you do not have your friendly, service oriented carrier to protect you if you find the phone has a fault or it is in fact a fake product, and there are more fakes out there than you could possibly imagine.

2) Higher upfront cost

You need to have cash ready to buy an unlocked cellphone, and for the latest models that can easily run to over $1000 or more. Shop wisely and be sure you are getting what you pay for.

3) Bandwidth issues

Wouldn’t you know it, networks in the US use different data frequency bands than those in other parts of the world, so if you spot a bargain buy in the States and think it will do the job, you may need to think again if you are based in Europe or elsewhere. If you are based in the US and want 4g, look for phones offering these bandwidths: LTE 700, LTE 800, LTE 1700, LTE 1900, and LTE 2100. Don’t get stuck with a phone that doesn’t work on your local service provider’s network.

4) Is the cellphone really unlocked?

Unfortunately there are several cowboy dealers out there who will sell you an ‘unlocked’ cellphone that is not properly unlocked, and you could even find that you yourself are locked out of the phone once the service provider discovers the phone is no longer under contract. Ideally, you should examine a cellphone in person before handing over any money.

5) Generic software

Generic software does not support data features such as mms – picture messaging, web browsing, and sending/receiving emails. So as to use data services you will first need to obtain the correct settings from your service provider (e.g. AT&T, EE, Vodafone) and set up the phone manually.

With a little care and attention to detail though, you will find the advantages and cost savings of an unlocked cellphone outweigh the initial start-up costs and need for extra vigilance. If you are not sure whether your cellphone is properly unlocked, check with a reliable and trustworthy online unlock service such as UnlockBase.

T-Mobile USA Mobile Device Unlock App (Android Official Unlock)

Device Unlock is an Android app that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. The features of this app include the ability to remotely request Mobile Device Unlock without having to contact Customer Care and automatically apply the Mobile Device Unlock to the device without the use of a manual code.

Thanks to this app, we’re now able to Register any IMEI as “Eligible” in the T-Mobile Database so you can unlock your Cell Phone using the “Device Unlock” App. Turnaround time for delivery is less than 2 Business Days. To officially unlock your T-Mobile USA Cell Phone using the Device Unlock App, please click here.

All you need is an Android device that supports the Mobile Device Unlock app:

Once the unlock request is processed, customer needs to:

  1. Connect your phone to WiFi
  2. Go to Google play store and install the “Device Unlock” app from T-Mobile.
  3. Open app and select “Permanent Unlock

T-Mobile Device Unlock App

Phone will check status from server and reboot, and will be unlocked !

New Unlock Code Calculator for Huawei (46 Models Supported)

When you try to unlock Huawei using UnlockBase, you may have noticed that recently certain IMEIs from new Huawei cell phone models are frequently returning the message “Not Available” even when you are using the correct Huawei Factory Code.

After some investigations we have since found out that these models are using a specific “Calculator” from Huawei and this explains why the Factory Code database is not returning the code. The Calculator has only recently been released and so hopefully we are now able to receive the Unlock Code in less than 3 hours for these Cell Phones.

Check out the list below for Huawei Cell Phones supported by the new Unlock Code Calculator.

Supported Huawei Models:

Huawei Ascend Y220, Y221,
Huawei Ascend Y320, Y321,
Huawei Ascend G500, Y511, Y520,
Huawei Ascend Y600,
Huawei Ascend 8836D,
Huawei G20, G2800S,
Huawei G3501, G3501 S.America, G3511, G3512, G3610, G3620, G3621, G3621L, G3622,
Huawei G5010, G5520, G5521, G5726,
Huawei G6005, G6006, G6151, G6210, G6605, G6608, G6620, G6622, G6800,
Huawei G7002, G7210, G7220, G7510, G7600, G7720,
Huawei Panama,
Huawei F316,
Huawei S7-931U, s7-932U,
Huawei U2805, U5130-05,
Huawei VM720.

Service Name: Huawei (New Model Calculator) – [Tool ID: 508]

Also check out our competitive prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Smart ways to travel overseas with smart phones

As smart phones continue to get smarter and smarter, they naturally become more and more indispensable. These days, airlines, buses, and trains are making things even easier by offering ticketless travel. Just show up, present the ticket details on your phone and board the transport of your choice. Apart from that, the smart phone can schedule your trip, find you the best car rental, book your hotel…and of course, phone home. It’s a must have accessory on any trip.

So since the smart phone is so smart, it’s time you became equally wise, and not sleep walk into exorbitant overseas call charges from your service provider. These charges will drain you of your money quicker than a beach pickpocket on overtime.

For example, did you know that if you were to send a picture home via conventional text message, it could cost you up to $40.00 with some plans! That’s outrageous and criminally dumb, especially in this day and age where there are so many better and cheaper alternatives available.

In fairness, many of the leading carriers have relented and started to offer free roaming charges to several destinations. They didn’t do it because they wanted to. The truth is that every year since 2007, the maximum rate for calling or texting any European Economic Area (EEA) number while roaming within the borders of the zone while on a mobile phone in the EU, has been lowered. This covers all 28 EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (the cap also applies to data). On July 1st this year another new cap will come into force, further reducing the cost of roaming in Europe.

Roaming Tips

This is following years of extremely high overseas charges where bills could easily run to thousands of dollars with the unaware cellphone owner having no idea as to the true cost of travelling overseas with a smart phone. But do not be deceived by some of these seemingly benevolent offers. Call charges overseas can still easily run to $3.00 or $4.00 a minute, and that doesn’t include data costs charged by the megabyte as you leisurely decide which restaurant to visit on your phone.

Also, forgetting to put your phone on roaming before you leave home is a big mistake. All of your home country voice mails, texts and other data are automatically “pushed” to your phone before you are out of the airport, or as soon as you have a signal. These can cost you a lot of money in a hurry.

But there is a better and much easier way. Here is a simple 5-step process for taking a smart phone with you when you travel overseas and how to save BIG money while doing so.

Step 1: Leave your contract smart phone home alone.

Just put it in a drawer and forget about it.

Step 2: Buy a SIM Free phone

Buy a SIM Free smart phone purely for travelling. Or if you have a second smart phone you don’t often use, get it unlocked by a reliable online unlock service such as UnlockBase. This will enable you to swap SIM cards easily as you travel and instantly enjoy local call rates in whichever country you visit. Friends and family will quickly get used to your new number while you are overseas.

Step 3: Buy a “World SIM” SIM card

As an alternative to swapping SIM cards wherever you go, consider a SIM card such as World SIM, which enables you to use your phone anywhere using just one number. This award-winning SIM card gives you free international roaming in 90+ countries, international phone calls for just a couple of cents a minute and competitive local call rates while you are at home.

WorldSIM Card

Step 4: Investigate free Wi-Fi options

Whenever you travel, and wherever you are, try to avoid using too much data on your cell phone. The chances are you can get free WiFi in your hotel room, at an Internet cafe, or in a coffee shop. Check out JiWire WiFi Finder App for international Wi-Fi spots; searching by your destination makes it really easy to figure out which companies offer Wi-Fi services at your destination.

Step 5: Use Skype, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook for free messaging

Once you are happily in your room with the free WiFi blazing, use these free apps on your SIM Free smartphone to send your holiday photos, instant catch ups, email messages and more. If you have to make calls, make them, it’s ok because you will be on local or World SIM rates. If you use a Lycamobile SIM card you can even make free calls provided you call another Lycamobile number.

So get smart and follow these 5 simple steps so you can have peace of mind while actually enjoying your vacation and not worrying about an eye watering cell phone bill from your carrier when you get home.

UDID Registration & Early Access to iOS9 Beta Download

Apple just released their iOS 9 Beta 1 firmware to developers for testing and feedback.  If you want to have early access to iOS 9 Beta you just need to register the UDID as part of Developper program. We can do this for $4.9 and get your UDID Registered in less than 30 minutes from Monday to Friday during regular business hours. But first if you don’t know what’s UDID, please check this post to see How to find the UDID of any iPhone / iPad.

The whole process is not hard, but reserved to geek, we recommend that you do not order if you don’t understand what we explain in the comprehensive tutorial below as we won’t provide more guidelines / support if you’re stuck.

What steps should I take to install iOS 9 Beta

1. Order your UDID Registration with UnlockBase
2. Update to the latest version of iTunes.
3. Backup your device with iTunes (we are not responsible for any loss of data during the upgrade process).
4. Download the latest iOS Beta for your device (check the at the end of this post)
5. Upgrade to iOS 9 beta using the “Check For Update”.

For Mac: Hold down the “Alt/Option” key and hit “Restore” or “Update”.
For Windows: Hold down the “Shift” key and hit “Restore” or “Update”.

6. Select the firmware file (.ipsw) you downloaded in Step 4.
8. Enjoy your iPhone running on iOS 9 Beta:

iOS 9 Installed Successfully

iOS 9 Beta Download

Make sure to download the version for your exact “Model Number

Guide to identify your iPad Model Number
Guide to identify your iPhone Model Number

Or simply look at the back cover of your iPad/iPhone as showed on the picture below:

How to identify the Model Number of your iDevice

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iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 5s model A1453, A1533
iPhone 5s model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530
iPhone 5c model A1456, A1532
iPhone 5c model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529
iPhone 5 model A1428
iPhone 5 model A1429
iPhone 4s
iPad Air 2 model A1566
iPad Air 2 model A1567
iPad mini 3 model A1599
iPad mini 3 model A1600
iPad mini 3 model A1601
iPad Air model A1474
iPad Air model A1475
iPad Air model A1476
iPad mini 2 model A1489
iPad mini 2 model A1490
iPad mini 2 model A1491
iPad 4 model A1458
iPad 4 model A1459
iPad 4 model A1460
iPad mini model A1432
iPad mini model A1454
iPad mini model A1455
iPad 3 Wi-Fi
iPad 3 GSM
iPad 3 CDMA
iPad 2 Wi-Fi rev. A
iPad 2 Wi-Fi
iPad 2 GSM
iPad 2 CDMA
iPod touch generation 5

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