‘IMEI Unlock’ Archive

Understanding the Top US Carriers Unlocking Policies

If you have a cell phone that you would like to have unlocked, there’s a good chance that it is on a Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon network. Fortunately, unlocking a phone on any of these networks isn’t as difficult as you might think.

Sprint Unlock Policy

  • You must be current on all payments
  • You can’t have a write-off balance associated with the phone you want to unlock
  • Your contract has been fulfilled
  • If your contract isn’t fulfilled, you can pay an early termination fee
  • Phone cannot be associated with a bill sent to collections

AT&T Unlock Policy

  • Phone must be currently locked to AT&T network
  • Phone cannot be reported lost or stolen
  • Phone cannot be connected with any type of fraudulent activity
  • Contract must be fulfilled or an early termination fee must be paid
  • Phone must be associated with only one AT&T account

If phone was obtained through an early upgrade, the unlock cannot take place until 14 days have passed since the phone was activated. And finally if you own a prepaid/GoPhone AT&T phone, it must be active for 60+ days before it can be unlocked, and there can be no unpaid balance.

T-Mobile Unlock Policy

  • Phone must be a T-Mobile device
  • Phone cannot be reported lost or stolen
  • The account the phone is connected to must be in good standing
  • You can request only two unlock codes within 12 months
  • All postpaid and/or prepaid balances must be paid in full
  • The phone itself must be completely paid for
  • Early termination fees must be paid if the account is canceled early

Verizon Unlock Policy

Please keep in mind that most devices obtained through a postpay service account with Verizon are not normally locked.  Also, 4G LTE Verizon devices are not locked, meaning there is no unlock code needed to use them on a different carrier.  3G devices are not locked either, except for Global Ready 3G phones.  To unlock these phones, either of the following unlock codes will work:

  • 000000
  • 123456

If you do not know how to access the unlock menu on a Global Ready 3G phone, simply give us a call and we can walk you through the process.

*Bonus Tip

Almost all carriers have special processes you must go through to unlock a phone for Deployed Military Personnel reasons.  View the features of UnlockBase today and learn more about the cell phone unlocking services that we provide.

New Services to unlock Samsung cell phones

All our services to Unlock Samsung Cell Phones are now back to normal but with new names, new pricing, and new turnaround of delivery. We are now offering not less than 19 services to unlock absolutely all Samsung by code, including the latest SM & EK Serie. All we need is some time and the IMEI (Serial Number) of the Samsung cell phone you need to Unlock. You’ll find below the list of the services we’re offering today:

Samsung Argentina – All Levels [1<>3 Days]
Samsung Australia / New Zealand – All Levels [1<>2 Days]
Samsung Canada – All Levels [1<>2 Days]
Samsung Canada – NCK Only [1<>5 Hours]
Samsung Europe – All Levels [1<>3 Days]
Samsung Europe Limited Country #1 – All Levels [1<>2 Days] *
Samsung Europe Limited Country #2 – All Levels [1<>3 Hours] **
Samsung Mexico – All Levels [1<>2 Days]
Samsung Paraguay – All Levels [1<>3 Days]
Samsung South America – All Levels [1<>2 Days]
Samsung Uruguay – All Levels [1<>3 Days]
Samsung USA – All Levels [1<>2 Days] *** <- The fastest option to get code for Samsung USA !
Samsung USA – All Levels [1<>3 Days] ***
Samsung USA – All Levels [1<>4 Days] *** <- Price start at $15 (Gold Price)
Samsung USA – All Levels [2<>3 Days] ***
Samsung WorldWide – All Levels [1<>2 Days]
Samsung WorldWide (“Made in China”)
Samsung WorldWide (“Made in Vietnam”) <- This service is down until the 20th February

* Samsung Europe Limited Country #1 service is limited to Samsung coming from any networks from these European country: Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia. Code delivered in less than 2 business days !

** Samsung Europe Limited Country #2 service is limited to Samsung coming from any networks from these European country: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slowenia, Switzerland. Code delivered in 1<>3 Hours from Monday to Friday

WARNING: WHEN USING THE TWO SERVICE “SAMSUNG EUROPE LIMITED COUNTRY” AS IF YOU SUBMIT A SAMSUNG NOT FROM ANY OF THE SUPPORTED COUNTRY USING THIS SERVICE, YOU’LL BE CHARGED AT FULL PRICE WITHOUT ANY REFUND ! So If you don’t know what’s the Country of your Samsung, please use this service “Samsung # Manufacturer & Network Check #“. we’ll deliver result like this :

Serial Number: R38FB05VPDN Model: SM-G870F Product Code: SM-G870FDGAFTM Division: Mobile Phone (HHP) Sold To: France Carrier: Orange Production Date: November 03, 2014 Ship Date: November 13, 2014 Phone Age: 0 Year(s), 3 Month(s), 3 Day(s) Factory Warranty Coverage: February 03, 2016

*** WARNING Samsung USA Services : Please note that the Samsung T669 & T919 Behold does not accept the Defreeze (MCK) code so please DO NOT submit order with any of these four services if the defreeze code is required. Also here is the official list of unsupported Networks : Cricket, Sprint, Tracfone, Net10 and Straight Talk. The Samsung Avant SM-G386T from T-Mobile USA is also unsupported as well as any Samsung with IMEIs starting with 9900 and Verizon Devices (Unless the phone prompts for a code). You will not be refunded if you order unlock code for any of these cell phone and complaint about a wrong code or code entry issue.

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

AT&T Premium Unlocking Service

Today we have just added a new and exciting service for Unlocking all Generic Cell Phones from AT&T USA. This new service is available from Monday to Friday with an advertised turnaround of delivery of up to 3 Business days. This new Unlock Service even supports the latest following cell phones from AT&T USA (but not limited to) that require a network code:

  • Amazon Fire,
  • Asus PadFone X,
  • Blackberry Z10, Q10,
  • Garmin G60,
  • HTC M8, Desire 610, Desire Eye
  • Kyocera DuraForce,
  • NEC Terrain,
  • Nokia Lumia 520, 635, 820, 830, 900, 920 1520, 2520.

To make it simpler, if you get a “Not Available” result with any of these (cheaper) service below:

– AT&T USA – Generic “Out of Contract & Clean” (ZTE, Samsung, Sony, etc…)
– AT&T USA – Nokia Lumia 520, 635, 820, 900, 920, 925, 1020, 1520 (Express)
– AT&T USA – Nokia Lumia 520, 635, 820, 900, 920, 925, 1020, 1520 (Regular)
– AT&T USA – Nokia Lumia 520, 635, 820, 900, 920, 925, 1020, 1520 (Slow)
– AT&T USA – Nokia Lumia 520, 820, 900, 920, 1020, 1520 (Low Success Rate)

Then you can use this new service :

Service Name: AT&T USA – Generic “Premium” (Nokia, Amazon Fire, Kyocera, etc..) – [Tool ID: 198]

This service also support all AT&T Lumia Models. Even Lumia 520 IMEI starting with 353045 & IMEI starting 359208, Lumia 635 IMEI starting 353047, Lumia 820, Lumia 900, Lumia 920 all IMEI including IMEI starting 354149, Lumia 925 IMEI starting 357260, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 IMEI starting 358341 model. This is an exclusive service from us. Make sure your phone is not hardlocked as there is no refund for hardlocked Lumia.

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

The hot button issue of unlocking and jailbreaking phones continues to be a driving force behind the decision to sign up for service with a specific cellphone carrier. Before you find yourself pulling out hairs and arguing with your service provider, you need to know what happens to the millions of devices that have been unlocked and the steps you can take for having your device unlocked. You never really know what happens to your cellphone once it’s gone, but it could very well change another person’s life.

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Unlock Samsung from Europe

We have just updated our list of services to order Unlocking Code for Samsung Europe and have also reduced the price of all existing services. In total we now offer no less than 3 services for Unlocking absolutely all Samsung locked to any European Networks Provider, including the latest Galaxy S5.  Unlock your Samsung cell phone with us today.

Wholesale price for Gold User start at $9.9 for Slow and $15 for Express

Unlock Service available to Unlock Samsung from Europe :

Samsung Europe – All Models with S5 Support (All Level) [Express] – NEW
Samsung Europe – All Models with S5 Support (All Levels) [6<>48 Hours] – NEW
Samsung Europe – All Models with S5 Support (NCK+MCK) [1<>30 Minutes]

The [6<>48 Hours] & [1<>30 Minutes] service work as advertised, however for the new [Express] you need to make sure the Supplier is Online if you want to receive your code in less than 15 minutes as show in the screenshot below :

Samsung Supplier Online

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

Unlock iPhone from AT&T USA

Christmas Sales season begin, and as usual competition is fierce to Unlock all the iPhone models from AT&T USA  – as of today we have just updated our list of services and have also reduced the price of all existing services. In total we now offer no less than 7 services for Unlocking absolutely all iPhone from AT&T USA, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Regardless of whether they are “Out of Contract” or “Still in Contract” (Premium),  unlock your cell phone with us today.

Wholesale price for Gold User start at $3
and are still negotiable if you find cheaper with one of our competitor !

Unlock the iPhone from AT&T USA – Premium Services:

AT&T USA – Apple iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S & 5C “Premium” (2<>5 days)
AT&T USA – Apple iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S & 5C “Premium” (5<>15 days)
AT&T USA – Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus “Premium” (2<>5 days)

Unlock the iPhone from AT&T USA – Clean IMEI & Out of Contract Services:

AT&T USA – All iPhone Including 6/6+ “Out of Contract & Clean” (Express)
AT&T USA – iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S “Out of Contract & Clean” (3<>4 days)
AT&T USA – iPhone 5, 5C and 5S “Out of Contract & Clean” (3<>4 days)
AT&T USA – iPhone 6 and 6 Plus “Out of Contract & Clean” (3<>4 days)

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

Unlock Alcatel POP D5, Idol X+, and Vodafone Smart 4 FUN

Today we have updated the “Alcatel (New Provider #2 – 2014)”  & “Alcatel (New Provider 2013)” services. Now seven newly supported models of Alcatel One Touch can be unlocked in real time by code simply with the IMEI & the Provider ID of your Alcatel Cell Phone. Including these new models there are now 13 powerful services to unlock Alcatel Instantly 24/7 and supporting more than 460 models!

Service : Alcatel (New Provider 2013)

Alcatel OT-V685 (Vodafone Smart 4 Fun)
Alcatel OT-5038, OT-5038D (Alcatel POP D5)

Service : Alcatel (New Provider-2 2014)

Alcatel OT-S960, OT-S960T (TCL Idol X+)
Alcatel OT-6043, OT-6043A (Alcatel One Touch Idol X)

Price: Please check pricing in the Wholesale Unlock Pricing section.

-> Please check the video below to find out how to find the Provider ID of any Alcatel <-

Just look at the sticker located under the battery.
The Provider ID must be exactly 13 chars long as show in the picture below:

Alcatel Label/Sticker showing Provider ID & IMEI

Unlock Sony Xperia Cell Phone & Sony Ericsson Unlocking Code

Today we updated our services for ordering the Unlock Code for the Sony Xperia and Sony Ericsson Unlocking Code. First, our cheapest option (Monday Delivery Service) is unfortunately no longer supporting all networks, instead it’s now limited to United Kingdom Networks (including Ireland). But we have added a new special service to Unlock the Sony Xperia Cell Phone from Spain & Portugal in less than 24 Hours. And finally, our unique “Worldwide” service is now supporting all other networks (this means any Network & Country besides UK, Spain, and Portugal) and is now faster (delivering three batches per week instead of two). Here is the list of the new services:

Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson – Spain & Portugal Networks - [Tool ID: 717] : Delivery in up to 5 business days.

Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson – United Kingdom Networks (Monday Delivery) - [Tool ID: 391]: The Supplier collects the IMEI every Monday evening around 11pm (GMT+1) and delivers the code on Tuesday or Wednesday of the same week (usually in the morning!)

Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson – WorldWide (3 Batch / week) – [Tool ID: 571]: The Supplier collects all pending IMEI every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday around 4am (GMT+4). And delivers all the Unlock Codes less than 10 Hours after collecting the IMEI.

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

HTC Unlock Code by IMEI - HTC Unlocking

We have updated the HTC Unlocking Code Database  to 7,993,19 IMEI entries .

With this update, we are now able to source the Unlock Code of no less than 183,868,993 HTC Cell Phones, and almost 95% 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: http://www.unlockbase.com/widget/htc.php

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.

Alcatel OT-768T and OT-875T Unlock Guideline

To order and calculate the Unlock Codes for any Alcatel OT-768T or Alcatel One Touch Sparq II from T-Mobile (aka OT-875T), we always request the IMEI (Serial Number) + Provider ID of your Cell Phone. Unfortunately lately we have noticed that more and more of these Cell Phones are not any longer showing the Provider ID on the Label/Sticker behind the battery. As a reminder, here are the guideline to find the Provider ID of an Alcatel Cell Phone:

Just look at the sticker located under the battery.
The Provider ID must be exactly 13 chars long as show in the picture below:

Alcatel Label/Sticker showing Provider ID & IMEI

If you can’t find the Provider ID (PID) of your Alcatel OT-768T or OT-875T here is a trick to find the corresponding PID by reading the SecRo of your Cell Phone instead . Here are the instructions for extracting the SecRo from your Alcatel cell phone::

– Power on the phone and press *#837# or *#3228#
– A list will be shown, search for a name that starts with the letter “X”.

Once you find the Secro, here are the corresponding Provider ID
[PID] <– corresponding  –> [SecRO]

– For the Alcatel OT-768T :

768T-TBUS1 –> XZC3UMB2
768T-IUUS1 –> XZC5UWB2
768T-ALUS1 –> XZC5YGB6
768T-ALUS0 –> XZC5ZZA0
768T-RCUS1 –> XZC5UGB1
768T-CJUS1 –> XZC5UQB1
768T-VHCA1 –> XZC5UVBA
768T-ALUS0 –> XZC5ZZ20
768T-E4US1 –> XZC7UP56

– For the Alcatel One Touch SPARQ II (OT-875T) :

875T-TBUS1 –> XZG2UM7C
875T-IUUS1 –> XZH1UW25
875T-ALUS1 –> XZH1YG27
875T-RCUS1 –> XZH1UG2A
875T-CJUS1 –> XZH1UQ26
875T-ALMX –> XZH0GD00
875T-TBUS –> XZG2UMH2