Friday, August 16, 2013

How to check if your iPhone or Android device factory unlocked or not

One of the perceived drawbacks of monopolization smartphone industry by media locking devices. At the point of sale and when you sign a contract with a company, it is understandable, but after that, get unlocked phone can be a treat, if not impossible. To check if the device is unlocked for use on any network, there is a nifty online service completely back, and not just the website is very easy to use, but if Android, the app is also available for download at Google Play Store. More details after the jump.

There are many reasons why you may want to check if the device is unlocked. It may just be that you are curious, and if you want to know that if I had to switch to a different provider, you can make a minimum effort. Or, you may want to meet with your laptop on eBay, and if you want to know if the device was tied or unlocked so you could accurately express the potential buyer. Moreover, as we know, are the most valuable unlocked devices, and if all smartphone unlocked forever, the world would be a better place.


Service requires IMEI.info 's, as expected, for a particular device, the 15-digit IMEI number to work, and when you have written in a magical combination, you are taken to a page with all kinds of useful information . Besides being able to find out if the device is unlocked, it will also tell you when to release the device, what type SIM card is used, along with a group of hardware specifications.

How to check if the device is locked or unlocked

Step 1: Point your browser to IMEI.info and enter your IMEI number in the device dialog box as shown in the picture. You can check the device IMEI by dialing * # 06 # on the phone application. On arrival, click the checkout button.


Step 2: You will be taken to a new screen with a lot of information from the device, click Simlock AND WARRANTIES, as shown in the picture. This process may take up to a couple of minutes, so be patient.


Step 3: Once the process is complete, you will receive all the information on the network to which the device and if it is SIM unlocked or not.


In addition to the services on the website IMEI.info, the application is available for Android users in the Google Play store too. It offers essentially the same features, mobile-friendly clean user interface, and is absolutely free to download and use.

So if you are thinking of selling your smart phone, or just want to be more aware of your device, please refer to your browser IMEI.info, if you are on Android, but application download from the link below. Also, keep in mind that this service works for a lot of different devices, which means you can check if your Windows Phone device factory unlocked or not, gold is great point.

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