Unlocking Motorola Razor: ingenious technique
Due to its slim and sleek design, it was initially marketed as a fashion accessory phone, but the price was set too high and when it didn’t take off, the price was lowered. This led to it becoming greatly successful and over 50 million handsets were sold by July 2006. Over the 4 years of the RAZR being on the market, Motorola sold over 130 million handsets, making the RAZR the best-selling clamshell phone in the world, and it still holds the title today.
July 2007 saw the release of the Motorola RAZR 2 series, the updated and upgraded successor to the original RAZR series. The RAZR 2 had more features including an external touch sensitive screen. However, sales for the RAZR 2 amounted to only half of those of its predecessor. Because Motorola clung to the success of the RAZR for so long, they were slow jump on the bandwagon of new products including 3G phones and feature packed touch screens, meaning they failed to keep up with offerings from rivals such as iPhone, BlackBerry and LG Chocolate.
One thing that doesn’t differ between RAZR models is the SIM lock placed on them to prevent people from using it on any network but the one they purchased it on. This placed on at the time of manufacturing by Motorola, who also create an unlock code for the fast and easy removal of the lock.
To gain this unlock code, you should first ask your network service provider, as they will offer the code for free to long standing customers, and will often unlock the phone in store for you. If they don’t want to help, you could try using a third party vendor. They operate mainly over the internet and they buy unlock codes in bulk to then sell on to people who can’t get one through their network.
You will also need to buy a SIM card that is not currently accepted in the handset. Once you have the new SIM and unlock code, follow these steps:
1. Replace the old SIM card in your phone with the new one and switch the phone on.
2. You will see a message similar to ‘Enter Subsidy Code’.
3. Enter the unlock code you earlier obtained.