Unlock Codes For A Samsung Galaxy Tab: Special Investigation
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet is a tablet computer from Samsung that runs the Android operating system. It is much lighter than most tablets, weighing less than 14 ounces. With front- and back-facing cameras tied to video conferencing and speaker phone capabilities, it offers a significant amount of phone service beyond simple voice. In some countries, the SIM card can be replaced with a data-only SIM card if the user doesn’t need the phone capabilities and wants faster data downloads.
The SIM card, whether it is data-only or data and voice, is locked to the carrier that sells the phone. You need the Samsung unlocking codes in order to reverse the SIM lock put on at the factory. It is crucial to get the unlock codes that match your specific phone, since each phone only has a limited number of times you can attempt to input codes before it will lock up completely. To get the correct codes, you need someone to consult the code database created by Samsung, and find the entry for your phone’s specific IMEI number.
It sounds complex, but it’s not. Your phone carrier can unlock a Samsung phone for free, if they choose to help you. They have access to the database, and it’s just a matter of making sure that you meet their criteria for assistance – basically, to be a customer in good standing, and to have used your phone on their service plan for a certain length of time. You can walk into their store and ask for help unlocking a Samsung phone, or you can call up their help line and get the Samsung unlocking codes from them.
Your other method for unlocking a Samsung phone is to get the help of an online third party vendor of unlock codes. They have access to the exact same database as the cell phone service providers, and just need to know which model phone you have, who your current provider is, and what your phone’s IMEI number is. For a nominal fee, they’ll look up your phone in the database and email you everything you need. You won’t be able to unlock a Samsung phone for free using this method, but it’s certainly not expensive when you consider that unlocked phones have significantly higher resale values, and will enable you to use low-cost local service providers when travelling out of country.
However you get the unlocking code, simply follow these steps.
1. Power off your phone.
2. Take out your existing SIM card, and insert a new SIM card that is not associated with your current cell phone service provider.
3. Power on your phone.
4. The phone will either ask you for a SIM network unlock PIN.
5. Simply enter the unlock code you were given, and press Unlock.
That’s all there is to unlocking a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Now you can use your Tab with any GSM carrier.
The HTC Sensation can be unlocked to accept any SIM for any GSM network in the world, making for much cheaper travel if you ever want to use your phone abroad, as you can then insert a local SIM.