Unlock codes for a Samsung Galaxy 5: the complete authority on
The Samsung Galaxy series are one of the most popular handsets in the world, with more than 50 million units of the S and SII being sold around the globe, to date. The next generation model, the SIII is the fastest pre-ordered phone in the UK and so far has generated 9 million pre-orders worldwide from carriers and retailers.
If you own a Galaxy then there is a good chance that you are going to want to hang on to it, even if it’s just to pass the device down to the kids when you upgrade to the latest model. However, you may want to use it on a different network than the one it’s locked to and for this, you are going to have to obtain an unlock code.
Samsung Galaxy unlock codes are easy to come by though, if it’s an older handset, less than 6 months old, then you could simply call up your carrier and ask for a Samsung Galaxy 5 unlock code. However, not all carriers are happy to help you out with this as they would much prefer to keep your business and this is likely to be the most expensive route you will take.
However, you do have other options; you can either hit the mobile unlocking forums and attempt to find someone willing to give you a free code, download an app or use a professional online mobile unlock code supplier.
The latter is probably the most pain-free option you can choose as finding a free Samsung Galaxy unlock code can be time consuming and there’s no guarantee that it will work. Using an app is risky, especially on the Android platform, as this is the most attacked in terms of malicious software.
To find a reputable online mobile unlocking service, first carry out the following:
- Try eBay, there are plenty of unlock code suppliers on the auction site and you have the additional resource of being able to check feedback and thus reputation.
- Stay away from suppliers who ask you to call them for your unlock code, these are often premium rate lines which cost lots of money.
- Look for a money-back guarantee and transparent contact details; this suggests that you’re dealing with a company who are professional and reputable.
Once you have done this and settled on your supplier, then it’s just a simple matter of supplying your IMEI number, country and the carrier your Samsung Galaxy 5 is locked to and paying the fee.
You will then receive your unique Samsung Galaxy 5 unlock code, along with instructions on how to enter it. Once you have done this, your cell will be unlocked and ready for use on any GSM network in the world.
*NOTE: You can find your IMEI number by keying in *#06# on your dialpad, it will then be displayed on-screen. Make sure that you copy down the 15-17 digit number correctly as if you get it wrong, you will get an incorrect unlock code. This may result in a ‘hard locked’ phone if you enter it too many times and your cell will be useless.