Unlock Virgin Mobile: no software needed
Virgin Mobile is a wireless networking communications company, whose services are used by 8 independent brands across the world. Virgin Mobile’s branded services are available in a variety of countries worldwide, currently including Australia, Canada, Chile, France, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Virgin Mobile also previously operated in Singapore and Qatar, but their branded services are no longer available in these areas.
The way Virgin Mobile’s services work is through a partnership between Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and a mobile network service provider, the provider differing with each country. Therefore, each mobile network service provider has the freedom from one another to offer varying handsets, service plans and network radio interfaces among different countries. I
One thing that you can guarantee wont differ from country to country is the SIM lock placed onto the handsets to prevent them from being used with any other network. This can be easily and legally reversed however, with the simple use of an unlock code. Using an unlock code on your mobile cell phone is neither expensive nor illegal, and actually has many benefits. Once your mobile phone handset has been unlocked using the unlock code, you will be able to choose the best deal from a network you prefer, avoid roaming charges while abroad by using a cheap pay as you go SIM card from a local network whilst in another country, and when you decide its time to upgrade your handset, you will be able to resell the handset at an increased value of up to 50% due to the unlock. So what’s stopping you?!
To get hold of the unlock code for free, first try contacting Virgin Mobile. If you are a long standing customer of theirs and tell them you are traveling abroad they are likely to offer you the code at no extra cost. If Virgin are no help, you can purchase the unlock code from a third party vendor. These are websites who buy codes from manufacturers to sell on to people who can’t get the code through their network.
Once you have the unlock code, follow these simple instructions to unlock your handset:
1. Enter the following into your phone keypad as if you were dialing a phone number: ##847446#
2. This should bring up the phone’s programming menu. Select the Activate Phone option.
3. The phone display a message asking if you want to activate the phone, so click Yes.
4. When prompted click Start then OK.
5. Your phone bring up your 10-digit phone number. Write it down.
6. Click Finished then click OK and the phone should automatically reboot.