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As long as your phone uses the same frequency bands, it should be able to work on any other GSM network after you have unlocked it.

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Unlock your Cell Phone

Use Your GSM phone on any compatible network


GSM cell phones are designed to work with any service provider.

In theory, all you need to do is swap the SIM account card in the phone.  But some service providers 'lock' the phone they sell you.  Don't worry - we can help you unlock your phone.



If you own a GSM type cellphone that you purchased at a discounted price when you signed up for service, the chances are that the cell phone company has 'locked' your phone so it will only work with their service.

If unlocked, you're free to use your choice of SIM and service with the phone, potentially saving you substantial money and adding to the flexibility of your phone.

Here's how to simply and quickly unlock your phone so you can use it with any GSM service provider and SIM, anywhere in the world.

Phones are naturally unlocked, but a service provider might lock them

When originally manufactured, all GSM cell phones are unlocked. That is, they can be used with any SIM from any cellphone service provider - always assuming, of course, that the cellphone service provider has compatible GSM service on the same frequency bands that the phone can operate on.

Most cell phone service providers electronically 'lock' the phone so that it can only be used with their service. There are obvious reasons why they choose to do this - in particular, to force you to pay what are usually very high roaming charges when you take your phone out of their network and use it elsewhere in the world.

Fortunately, this locking is reversible. With some phones, it is possible to simply enter an unlocking password code into the phone and it is immediately then unlocked. Other phones need to be connected up to a special unlocking data terminal.

How to Unlock Your Phone

At present we are able to provide unlocking codes for many models of Nokia GSM cell phones on this page.  Most other models of Nokia GSM phones can be unlocked here.

We can also unlock many Sony Ericsson phone models here, Samsung phones here, Siemens phones here, Motorola phones here, most LG phones here Blackberry phones/PDAs here, the Treo 600  and Treo 650/680/750, and - last but not least - the Apple iPhone.

Here's a page of testimonials from satisfied customers.

If your Nokia phone is on the list of phone models, and if your current network service provider is also on the list below, simply fill out the form, telling us the model phone, its 'IMEI' (electronic serial number), and the network that it was locked by (not the new network you want to change to, but the original network it was first on).

With that information, we can create a special unlocking code that we simply and quickly email back to you after receiving your US$5 payment, which you can make securely via Paypal after sending us the information below.

If you have any other Nokia GSM cellphone, or if you have a 'hardlocked' Nokia phone, then please go to this other page for our special mail-in service.

If you have any other make and model of cellphone that doesn't appear in the list below, send us an email. We're adding extra capabilities to unlock extra model phones all the time, and may be able to help you now.

Special Offer :  Recommended Accessory for your GSM Phone

This is a SIM card Reader/copier/backup device.

This backs up and copies the phone book data on your SIM card. This means if you lose your phone, you don't lose all your phone numbers. If you change from one wireless provider to another, you can quickly copy all your phone book with this unit from one SIM to the other. If you have multiple SIM cards (eg a US card, a global roaming card, and some country-specific pre-paid cards), you can copy your phone book to all these different SIMs.

This $19.95 unit can be purchased for $17.45, plus $2.50 US shipping when purchased in conjunction with a $5 unlock code.

Here is a review of the SIM reader/copier/backup unit.  An opportunity to purchase it at a discount will be offered to you when you click the 'Agreed' button below as part of purchasing your unlock code.

For more information on unlocking GSM cell phones, please visit our FAQ.


Unlock Your Nokia Mobile Phone for only $5 - Step 1 of 2

Enter your IMEI code1



Choose the Network provider you are unlocking from2



What is your phone model3



(All other Nokia phones and hardlocked Nokia phones are unlocked here)

(Apple iPhone phones are unlocked here)
(Blackberry phones are unlocked here)
(LG phones are unlocked here)
(Motorola phones are unlocked here)
(Samsung phones are unlocked here)
(Sony Ericsson phones are unlocked here)
(Siemens phones are unlocked here)
(Treo 600 650 680 750 Phone/PDA unlocked here)

What is your email address



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1.   Your IMEI code is the phone's unique electronic serial number. It has 15 digits. It might be printed somewhere on the phone - probably underneath the battery. Or you can get the phone to tell you its IMEI code by keying this series of numbers into the phone - *#06#. It will then display its code on your screen.

2.   This is the network provider that originally locked the phone, NOT the new network provider you want to use the phone with.

Note also that not all countries and networks are listed. If your country/network isn't shown, send us an email to see if we can help you. If we can, we'll quickly add your country/network to the form so you can then proceed to purchase the unlock code.

3.   If your phone type isn't listed, send me an email telling me what phone you have. We may still be able to unlock it using a different method.

4.   If you wish to use your phone internationally, you should confirm that the phone is compatible with the other service and SIM you wish to use the phone with.  You need to know what frequency bands your present phone supports and which your new service provider works in.

5.   Before purchasing an unlock code from us, if at all possible, check to see that your phone is not already unlocked!  This might save you some money. :)  You can check by simply inserting a SIM from a different network into the phone.  If the phone is locked, you'll get some sort of error message.  If the phone is unlocked, it will accept the SIM and power on normally.

6.  We can generate remote unlock codes for many Nokia GSM phones but not for all of them.  If your phone or service provider isn't on the list above, you can use our Nokia mail-in unlocking service instead.

7.  If your phone has been 'hardlocked' (by entering incorrect codes more than 3 - 5 times) you'll need to use our mail-in unlock service to get the hard-lock removed.

Terms, Conditions and Guarantee

We are not responsible for any errors you make in providing your IMEI, your current network service, or in entering the unlock codes given.  If you enter the unlock codes incorrectly, or if they are generated based on incorrect IMEI and network information from you, or if someone else has previously been unsuccessful in attempting to unlock your phone, you may create a 'hard lock' condition on your phone that will require you upgrading to our mail-in hardlock removal service so that we can remove your hard unlock that way.

Due to all these factors beyond our control, we can't guarantee the unlock codes we provide.  But wait - there is something we can do for you. :)  If the unlock code does not work, we will reduce the fee applicable to our mail-in unlock service by the $5 you spent on the remote unlock code.

In all circumstances and situations, our liability will at no time exceed that of refunding you your $5 fee.


Last update 21 Jul 2020

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