Unlock codes for a Sony Ericsson ST18i Xperia Ray : in plain English
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is an Android smartphone released by Sony Ericsson as part of their popular Xperia range. It boasts a front facing camera to enable video calling, as well a HD back camera for definitive image capturing, as well as a crystal clear display, ideal for those who enjoys movies and TV on the go.
One common unwanted feature among all smartphones is their SIM lock. Most network service providers ask the mobile manufacturers to put a lock on the phone so that it cannot be used on any network but the one it was sold on. But this is far easier than it may seen to remove, with just some simple instructions, an unaccepted SIM card, and an unlock code needed to remove it. It will not only allow you to choose which network service provider you go with, it will also increase the resale value of your phone!
If you have been with your current network for a while, the chances are they will give you the unlock code you need to unlock the handset for free. If you go into one of their shops they may even unlock it for you.
If your network doesn’t want to help you, then you will need to find a reliable independent cell phone unlocking service, which can be located on most high streets or on the internet. To find a reliable one, consult mobile unlocking forums online for ones that can be recommended in your area.
Once you have got hold of your unlock code and an unaccepted SIM card, its time to unlock your handset. First you need to insert the new SIM card into the handset, and switch it on. The phone should display a message similar to ‘SIM network unlock PIN’, which means it time to enter the unlock code you earlier obtained. Once the code has been entered, your handset is unlocked! If there are any issues, contact your network service provider or the source for your unlock code.