Restriction codes for Nokia: what is it and where do I get one?
Nokia restriction codes: we’ll remove the mystery and show you how to get one for free. As everyone knows, Nokia is one of the most reliable and second to none phone manufacturers on the market both in the past and present, and as they currently dominate over 40% of an industry that has so much choice and such a variety of manufacturers, it looks like there is no signs of them stopping in the future. The selling point of Nokia is the vast and plentiful range they offer. Whether you want a handset with a media focus such as the 5228, a smartphone such as the Lumia range or the new Windows phone, or even just a bargain to make the odd call on such as the very reasonable C1 and C2 ranges, you can guarantee Nokia have something to offer you. To unlock your Nokia, you will need to get a restriction code for Nokia.
So it comes as no surprise that people want to unlock their Nokia phone using a restriction code, to enable them to switch providers without losing out on their ideal cell phone. Well the good news is it is extremely simple and won’t take long at all to do. These simple steps should help you gain a Nokia restriction code for any model and unlock your Nokia phone.
It is advisable to start by contacting your network service provider. In some cases, if you have been a loyal customer for a long time or if it is their policy they may give you the restriction code and in some cases go through the cell phone unlocking process for or with you. They may give you the restriction code for you Nokia for free, or in some cases they may ask for a few of up to £20. If you are willing to pay the fee, this is the easiest and safest way to get your phone unlocked as they are trusted service providers and can offer help and support if anything goes wrong.
If you are not willing to pay the fee your network service provider is asking for, then the other option is to follow these steps. First you need to find and download software unlocking software that will generate the restriction code you need to unlock your Nokia phone. You have the option of downloading the software for free or paying a small fee to certain websites who offer support and money back guarantees if things go wrong.
Once the software is downloaded you will need to find the unique IMEI number or serial number of the Nokia handset. This can be found by simply by typing *#06# into your mobile handset or removing the battery to find it printed on a sticker in the battery area or on the battery itself.
To get your phone restriction code launch the downloaded software, with Nokia as your manufacturer. This should generate your restriction or unlock code. Then switch off the cell phone and remove the sim card, then replace the battery and switch the cell phone back on. You should see a similar error message to “Insert SIM Card”, that alerts you to the fact there is no sim inserted. Enter the entire restriction or unlock code into your Nokia, including any # symbols but ignoring any spaces. To get a ‘p’ press * 3 times, to get a ‘+’ press the * key twice, to get a ‘w’ press the * key 4 times.
If the restriction or unlock code you have entered has been successful, a message similar to “SIM is not restricted” or “Restriction off” or “restriction code off “should appear. If the message does not appear, it means the code has not unlocked the handset, so try another code. If a message such as “Cannot undo restrictions” appears then it means the phone cannot be unlocked by using an unlock code, and you need to contact your network service provider for more details.