Unlock codes for Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: a beginners guide
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smart phone is one the popular Android based releases in the Xperia range by Sony Ericsson. Its gets its name from the fact that it is both a standard smart phone and a handheld gaming device in one, with the software to allow Playstation games to be played on the handset.
So it is no wonder people are desperate to get their hands on one, and want to keep hold of it regardless of their contracts ending or network service providers changing. And network service providers want to make this as hard as possible to try and force people to stick with them by imposing a sim lock on handsets. This sim lock restricts the use of a sim card from any other network being used in the handset.
But there is no need to worry, unlocking your mobile using an unlock code is not hard or illegal as they want you to think. In fact it could not be easier, and in most cases your service provider will be able to offer you the unlock code you need for free. But this may not always be the case, and some may charge up to £20. So if you don’t want to pay this much, then you could try using one of the many websites or independent high street phone unlocking services. They will charge considerably less than £20 for their mobile unlocking services, but there is a risk involved. Be sure that the store or website that you choose is reliable by checking helpful mobile unlocking forums where there will be real life people who have tried the cell phone unlocking services. Also be sure that the website or store offers a 100% money back guarantee if the unlock code doesn’t work, otherwise you may still be charged.
Once you have found a reliable source for your unlock code, and you have purchased or obtained a sim card on a different network to your current provider, then just follow these simple instructions to unlock your Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
Firstly, switch off the handset, remover the battery and current sim, and insert the new unaccepted sim card. The turn the phone back on, and there should be a message similar to “SIM network unlock PIN”. This is prompting you to input the unlock code you obtained from your source. Once the code is entered, the phone should accept it and should be unlocked. It may need to be rebooted. If the code is not accepted, either find another source and try a different code, or contact your network service provider.