SIM Network Unlock PIN

Most Android phones are quite simple to navigate.  Best of all, they feature access to a variety of apps that you can use to simply your life.  But what happens if you need to unlock your phone from your network carrier?  The best answer is to contact UnlockBase for an unlock code.  Whether you’re traveling overseas and need your phone unlocked or you simply want to switch carriers, UnlockBase simplifies the process of making your phone compatible with other networks.

SIM Network Unlock Pin Means You Need an Unlock Code

When you go to unlock your phone, all you need to do is insert a SIM card from the carrier you want to switch to.  If your phone is locked, it will likely display the message SIM Network Unlock PIN.  This means that you’ll need to buy an unlock code from a reputable service provider.

You’ll Need Your IMEI Number to get an Unlock Code

Keep in mind that you’ll need your phone’s IMEI number to buy the unlock code.  On most phones, you can easily identify your IMEI number by typing *#06# and hitting the send or call button.  You’ll receive a message with the IMEI number.

Unlocking Your Phone is Simple

After giving your IMEI number to an unlock code service provider and receiving the code, you’ll enter it into your phone and hit the unlock button.  It’s as simple as that.  If for some reason the unlock code doesn’t work, this most likely means there have been too many failed attempts.  To overcome this problem, you’ll need to do a full reset on your phone.  You’ll also want to make sure that your new SIM card is valid.  For more information on how to unlock your phone, simply contact us today.

The Takeaway

Basically, if your phone displays SIM Network Unlock PIN, it’s asking for an unlock code, which you can purchase from UnlockBase.  We will provide you with a detailed tutorial on how to unlock your phone, and best of all, we provide discounts on many of our unlocking options.

21 Tech Travel Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Whether you’re traveling across the country or simply down the road to your grandma’s, it’s important that you take advantage of technology.  Here’s a quick look at 21 tech travel hacks that will make your life so much easier. And don’t forget that UnlockBase can take care of all your cellular unlocking needs.

1) Travel in style

If you can’t afford a first-class ticket with access to a personal TV, simply use a plastic bag to turn your smartphone or tablet into a mini TV.  Put your device in the plastic bag and hang it from the tray hook on the back of the seat in front of you.

Travel in Style :)

Travel in Style :)

2) Do a screenshot of a map

When traveling abroad, roaming data rates can be enormous.  When you take a screenshot of a map you’re needing, though, you can save it for later when you don’t have access to WiFi; this will help ensure you don’t use any unnecessary data while overseas.

London map screenshot

London map screenshot

3) Use cord retracting headphones

To keep your headphone cords from getting tangled, purchase a pair with retractable cords.

4) Save on data

Did you know you can use Foursquare to identify locals who don’t care to share their WiFi passwords?  By doing this, you can keep your data usage to a minimum when traveling.

5) Use airport outlets

Most airports these days are full of USB and electrical outlets.  By using these outlets, you can stay charged when traveling by air.

Take advantage of Airport Outlet

Take advantage of Airport Outlet

6) Improvise with hotel furniture

Does your hotel room not come with a desk for your laptop?  If not, simply put your room’s ironing board at the end of the bed.

7) Keep all important documents on your phone

From your Passport to your birth certificate, take pictures of these documents and save them to your phone.  Make sure to delete them after you’ve returned home.

8) Boost your charge

Often when traveling, you’ll have limited opportunities to charge your phone.  By putting it in Airplane Mode, however, you can charge your phone faster.

iPhone Airplane Mode

iPhone Airplane Mode

9) Bring along adapters 

Depending on where you’re traveling to, you may need adapters for your electronics.  Fortunately, there are all-in-one adapters that can meet almost all of your international adapter needs.

Smart Power Adapters

Smart Power Adapters

10) Pack a power strip

Since you’ll likely have several devices you want to charge at once — phone, tablet, laptop, camera, etc. — make sure to pack a miniature power strip.

11) Plastic bags work well for water proofing

Going on a cruise?  For a walk on the beach?  When it comes to water proofing your tech gadgets, simply put them in a sealable plastic bag.

Ziplock - or cheap efficient waterproof bag ?

Ziplock or cheap efficient waterproof bag ?

12) Use cloud storage

When taking pictures and videos while traveling, use WiFi at your hotel to upload the pictures to the cloud.  This ensures if something happens to your phone, you’ll still have your media.

13) Use WiFi to make phone calls

Download an easy-to-use use voice app, such as Google Voice, to make free calls back home using WiFi.  You can also use this type of app to send texts and much more.

14) Buy a wallet that is RFID proof

With an RFID-proof wallet you’ll deter data thieves from accessing the information on your credit and debit cards.

SecrID Card Protectors

SecrID Card Protectors

15) Download a travel app

Almost all major cities have unique travel apps.  Make sure to use them to find interesting attractions and activities.

16) Check in using your phone

When traveling by air, you can usually use your phone to check in.  All you need to do is present the QR code you receive on your phone and you’ll be allowed to go through security.

17) Find Airbnb lodging options

If you’re traveling to an area that is lacking in hotel options, use your phone or tablet to search for Airbnb homes and condos.  You might find you can rent a home for cheaper than a hotel room.

18) Download credit card apps

For each credit card that you take with you, download its app to your smartphone; this will help you keep your finances in check.

iPhone Credit Card App

iPhone Credit Card App

19) Consider roaming services

If you know you’re going to use your phone a lot while traveling abroad, make sure to take advantage of a roaming services provider.

20) Invest in screen protection

From in your home to around the world, a tempered glass screen protector protects your phone’s screen from cracks and chips.  You can also find screen protectors that fit your other gadgets.

21) Bring an extra battery

By bringing along an extra battery for your phone and laptop, you can rest assured you’ll have power when you need it most.

Unlock Samsung Galaxy phone from Cricket USA

Today we have added a new exclusive service to Unlock Samsung locked by Cricket USA. Our supplier will deliver unlock code for any Samsung from this Network in less than 4 business days. This service support any Samsung from Cricket USA including but not limited to: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, and the latest Galaxy S6. Unlock Samsung from Cricket USA by Code today with UnlockBase, all we need is the IMEI of your Samsung Galaxy  !

Service Name: Cricket USA – Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, S4, S5 and S6 - [Tool ID: 818]

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Unlock Nokia Lumia from Cricket USA

Today we have added a new exclusive service to Unlock Nokia locked by Cricket USA. Our supplier will deliver unlock code for any Nokia from this Network in less than 4 business days. This service support any Nokia Lumia from Cricket USA including but not limited to: Nokia Lumia 520, 530, 620, 630, 635, 1320. Unlock Nokia Lumia from Cricket USA by Code today with UnlockBase, all we need is the IMEI of your Nokia Lumia  !

Service Name: Cricket USA – Nokia Lumia – [Tool ID: 815]

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Unlock iPhone from SaskTel Canada, including 6 and 6 Plus

Exclusively for UnlockBase server we are now able to offer a new service to unlock all iPhone from Sasktel Canada. Service is working in less than 12 Hours from Monday to Friday and support absolutely all iPhone from SaskTel Canada, including the 6 and 6 Plus ! This is a new exclusive service from UnlockBase Server, all we need is the IMEI of your iPhone and it will be registered as “Unlocked” on iTunes server (Permanent Factory Unlock).

Service Name: SaskTel Canada – All iPhone Including 6/6+ [Tool ID: 806 ]

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Mobile Phones: 4 Innovative Companies & Organizations

Did you know that there are nearly seven billion cell phone subscriptions? This means that there’s almost one cell phone subscription for everyone on the planet. In fact, cell phones are more accessible than toilets. While you may think you know everything there is to know about mobile phones, there are likely several companies you haven’t heard of that offer valuable mobile phone advice and services. Here’s a quick look at the top 4 companies you need to know about.

1) Gizmogul

You’ve probably heard of companies that let you trade your old devices for cash, but what about trading them for charity donations? Gizmogul specializes in providing cash for cell phones, with a portion of the proceeds being given to charities. You can even choose for all of your phone’s proceeds to be given to a charity. And if you’re looking to buy a phone, Gizmogul can help you purchase one that meets your needs, and when making the purchase, you can feel good knowing that part of the money being spent is going to a charity.

2) KnowRoaming

Did you know that a little sticker could save you enormous amounts of money on roaming fees? Yep, that’s right! KnowRoaming provides its customers with a sticker that goes on their SIM cards in their phones. When using the phones at home, normal carrier rates apply. However, when traveling abroad, the sticker activates itself and the phones switch to the KnowRoaming network, which provides cheap roaming rates. Remember, prior to using it – you’ll need to unlock your phone first.

3) Cell Phones for Soldiers

One of the best ways to support our beloved freedom is by joining the Armed Forces. Another great way is by making sure that each soldier has a reliable way of communicating with their loved ones back home, and this is the goal that Cell Phones for Soldiers strives to achieve. The organization focuses on collecting funds and phones to give to soldiers who are both overseas and at home. You can either sell your phone to the organization or donate it for free. It’s a win-win for everyone.

4) Free Government Cell Phones

The Free Government Cell Phones organization specializes in providing valuable information related to helping people in need find free phones and free carrier services. When it comes to being a go-to source for all things relating to free phones, this is the organization you want to contact. There are literally hundreds of programs that offer free phones and service, and Free Government Cell Phones can help you connect with the correct service provider. And even better is that the organization can help you become a government phone program sales representative, with the potential of earning more than $1,000 a week.

HTC Unlock Code by IMEI - HTC Unlocking

We have updated the HTC unlock code Database with 27,537,280 new IMEI entries .

With this update, we are now able to source the Unlock Code of no less than 194,795,102 HTC Cell Phones, and almost 99% of latest HTC phone models are available in our Database, including HTC Desire 620, Nexus 9, Desire 816G, One, M8 Eye, Desire Eye, Desire 612, Desire 820, Desire 510, M8, Butterfly 2, One Remix. You can check for free whether the Unlock Code of your HTC phone is available in our Database by using our Widget to get real time status, just visit the widget page to do this:

UPDATE 2nd Mai 2015: added an extra 576,728 new IMEI entries

Order the Unlock Code for your HTC Cell Phone with UnlockBase and get Instant Delivery 24/7 !

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile USA

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920) & Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) cell phone from T-Mobile USA are both using a custom firmware preventing the phone from being unlocked by code as there is no way to enter it (these phone are simply not asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”). Before this post, the only way to Unlock the phone was by using the official T-Mobile  “Mobile Device Unlock App” which is an Android app called “Device Unlock” that allows you to request and apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device.

Original "Locked Screen" of a Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile USA

Original “Locked Screen” of a Samsung Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile USA

So what do you do if you get an Unlock Code but you cannot use it?

Now there is a solution consisting of an upgrade to the firmware of the phone with MetroPCS Firmware instead of T-Mobile, and this will allow the phone to ask for the Unlock Code. Below you will find a tutorial about how to do this. Once you flash (update) your Phone with this New Firmware, please make sure that your Samsung SM-G920T or SM-G925T is now asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN”. And if the answer is yes you can then click this link to order the Unlock Code of your Samsung Galaxy 6 and Galaxy 6 Edge from T-Mobile USA.

Service Name: Samsung T-Mobile USA [NEW GEN 2015] – NCK + SPCK (1<>4 Hours Mon-Fri) – [Tool ID: 775]

Step by Step Tutorial Firmware Upgrade
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) & Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) to MetroPCS Firmware

Disclaimer: UnlockBase is not responsible if users break / brick or damage their phone while trying to use this method. You must not use this firmware for any other Android Cell Phone other than the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) or Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) from T-Mobile USA. Do so at your own risk. If you’re not sure what you are doing, please seek assistance at a local cell phone service center in your area.

Step 1 (Preparation): 

  1. Galaxy S6:  Download the Special MetroPCS Firmware for Samsung SM-G920T.
  2. Galaxy S6 Edge: Not Available yet (working on it) so please check later….
  3. Download ODIN v3.10.0 Service Software using this link (NEW: Odin v3.10.5 or Odin v3.10.6)
  4. Make sure your phone battery is charged more than 60%.
  5. Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
    If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  6. Make sure you install the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge USB drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Optional (Galaxy S6) : Download the Original T-Mobile Firmware for Samsung SM-G920T.
Optional (Galaxy S6 Edge) : Download the Original T-Mobile Firmware for Samsung SM-G925T.

Step 2 (Update Firmware): 

  1. Run Odin3 v3.10.0 as administrator (Right-Click: Run as Administrator).
  2. Switch OFF your Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
  3. Boot in download mode, by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power Key simultaneously.
    Samsung Galaxy S6 (Boot Mode)
  4. When you see the screen below:
    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in Download Mode

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in Download Mode

    Tap Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.

  5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to your PC with the USB cable.
    Odin will automatically detect your phone and show the “Added!” message.Samsung smartphone added to Odin
  6. In the Odin, click on AP or PDA and then choose :- For Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) : G920T1UVU1AOCH_G920T1TMB1AOCH_TMB_HOME.tar.md5 file.
    – For Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T): Not Available yet (working on it) so please check later….
  7. Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected selected in Odin
    while the Re-Partition option is unchecked (this is very important).
  8. Click Start in Odin and wait for the software to update your phone.Odin press start to upgrade Samsung SM-G386T to MetroPCS Firmware
  9. Once the root installation is done, your phone will reboot
    and soon a PASS message with a green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of Odin.Odin3 finish pass
  10. You can close Odin after device turns on.
  11. Your Samsung Galaxy S6  / S6 Edge is now fully updated with MetroPCS Firmware!


Samsung Galaxy S6 asking for "SIM Network Unlock PIN"


Blackberry Unlocking Tutorial

One of the most popular phones brand on the market today is still BlackBerry. The versatile cell phones from BlackBerry boasts a wide-range of features, including Internet access, appointment scheduling, and still for most of their phones the physical keyboard…  But as with any type of phone, it’s only good if it can work on your local carriers. If your BlackBerry is locked, then you’ll want to take the time to have it unlocked. Fortunately, there’s a six-step process you can follow to unlock your BlackBerry.

Step 1: Identify your Unlock Code

First, you’ll need to identify your unlock code, and to do this you’ll need your phone’s IMEI number.

  • On a BlackBerry 10, click the Advanced tab under the phone’s Settings.
    A dropdown menu should include a Hardware Tab. Click it and you’ll see your IMEI number.
  • On a BlackBerry 6, 7, 8 or 9 you need to click Device under the Options menu.
    Now click Device Status Information, and you can find your IMEI.
  • If you have a BlackBerry 5 or earlier version, simply click Status under the Options menu, and you’ll see your IMEI.

Or simply phone this number *#06# with your keypad.

Step 2: Call, chat online or visit your carrier in person 

Now you will need to contact your carrier; most will unlock it for free if your contract is up.  Tell them you would like to unlock your phone and that you already have the phone’s IMEI number.  If your contract with the carrier is not up, then you may have to take a different route of getting your phone unlocked.

Step 3: Taking an alternative route

If your carrier refuses to give you an unlock code, you can always pay a third-party service provider for one. Before choosing a third-party service provider.  The provider will need your phone’s IMEI number, and although receiving the unlock code may take up to three days, in most cases, it only takes a few hours.

Step 4: Entering you unlock code

Once you have your unlock code, you’ll need to go to your phone’s Settings and select the Security and Privacy tab.  Then click on SIM Card and scroll down until you see Unlock Phone.  Click this tab and enter your code, followed by clicking on OK.  Do keep in mind that you have only 10 attempts to enter the number or otherwise your phone will be disabled.

Step 5: Entering your unlock code on a BlackBerry 7

On a BlackBerry 7, all network connections must be disabled before entering your unlock code.  To turn off these connections, go to Manage Connections and turn off WiFi and mobile networks.

Then go to your SIM Card menu and type “MEPD.”  A new menu will pop up and your Network should appear as Active.  If you have a 71xx, 81xx, 91xx model, instead of typing “MEPD,” you’ll need to type “MEPPD.”

Now type “MEP[Alt]2″.  You may then have to type “MEP[Alt]4″ if nothing happens.  Remember that pressing the Alt key is suggested so that you can type numbers.  For 71xx, 81xx, and 91xx models, you will instead need to type “MEPP[Alt]2″ or “MEPP[Alt]4″.

At this point, you will now enter your unlock code.  Fortunately, you have 255 tries, so it’ll be hard to mess up entering your code the right way.  Once you have entered it correctly, insert your new SIM card.  You can then re-enable your network connections to.

Step 6: Entering your unlock code on a BlackBerry 6 or older version

Simply remove the old SIM card and replace it with the new one.  Turn the phone back on and enter your unlock code

Top Mobile Bloggers You Need to be Following

When it comes to mobile phones, you probably have a difficult time staying up-to-date with the latest trends. After all, every time you turn around a new phone is coming out with updated features and capabilities. Fortunately, though, the Internet simplifies staying in the loop on all things related to mobile phones. Here’s a quick look at a few of the top mobile bloggers and content creators who can keep you current on everything you need to know about mobile phones.

TechDirt – Wireless

You’ll find anything and everything related to wireless devices and networking at One of the latest blogs to be posted takes a closes look at how Verizon is finally allowing “a total opt out from sneaky super cookies.” You’ll also learn how a Google-powered mobile network will soon the change the wireless industry. Looking for something related to the battle between AT&T and T-Mobile? If so, check out this post. Karl Bode, along with several bloggers, provides the content on this blog.

TechDirt - Wireless news

TechDirt – Wireless news


A quick glance at the iDownloadBlog will provide you with an insider’s view of the soon to come Samsung Galaxy S6, Apple’s latest iPhone and all things to do with jailbreaking a phone. Jake Smith and a few other content creators run the blog, brining you must-know information on all of today’s mobile phone news.



The Hacker News

Looking for a site with postings that provide you with the good, the bad and the ugly of mobile devices? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out The Hacker News. Two of the best content creators on this site are Mohit Kumar and Swati Khandelwal. They provide you with an insider’s view on how wireless routers are getting hacked and much more.

The Hacker News

The Hacker News


When it comes to all things related to mobile phones, Matthew Miller has the latest news and reviews on updates and relevant news. With in-depth reviews on both Android and iOS based phones, you’re sure to learn neat tips and tricks about today’s hottest smartphones. You can rest assured that the author knows what he’s talking about. He’s been working with mobile phones since 1997 and has owned more than 200 devices.