Cell Phone Repair Irvine
There are two main reasons that you might need to have your smartphone “unlocked” – to travel abroad and to switch carriers but keep your phone. At Cell Phone Repair Irvine, we would be happy to help answer your questions and determine if your device needs to be unlocked.
Some carriers use “locks” on their devices to make sure that their devices can only be used on their specified networks. These locks are software pieces that prevent you from buying a phone from one provider and then trying to talk that phone straight to another carrier.
Switching Service Providers
When you purchased your phone, unless it was specified to you that your new smartphone was unlocked, you should assume that your device is locked by your carrier.
If you are looking to switch to a different service provider and wish to unlock your phone, there are a few steps you need to take before the unlocking can take place.
Whether your smartphone is locked or unlocked, you should check with your service provider to find out if your smartphone will function normally while you are abroad. Your device might not be compatible with the networks abroad because they tend to vary from country to country. For example, your calling functions may work fine, but texts or data may not. Your carrier will be able to give you more information about your device and its functionality.
How We Can Help The process of unlocking a phone can be very confusing, and varies from carrier to carrier. Some providers will give you an unlock code, while others do the unlocking through a software update. We understand this can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Let us help you!
Our technicians at Cell Phone Repair Irvine would be happy to answer your questions, and safely take care of the unlock process. We will work with your carrier and determine the route to take to get you where you want to go!
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