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Unlock your cell phone so that it can work with any GSM network, in your home country, or anywhere else in the world.

Unlocking your iPhone enables you to enjoy it with your choice of service providers, anywhere in the world, without being shackled to the restrictions (and expenses) of AT&T or whoever else it is that sold you your locked iPhone.

 
 
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Unlock your Apple iPhone

Use Your GSM iPhone on any compatible network
 

If you have a GSM type iPhone, as you see pictured here, the chances are we can unlock it for you so you can use it on your choice of GSM wireless service.

 

 

The chances are that your Apple iPhone was supplied to you in a 'locked' condition, restricting your ability to use SIMs from other suppliers in your phone.

Here's how to simply and quickly unlock your phone so you can use it with any GSM service provider and SIM, anywhere in the world.  This can both save you money and enable you to use wireless services with better coverages in the areas you travel.

More information about unlocking

Please refer to our Unlocking FAQ and also the extra information on our Nokia Unlocking page if you'd like to understand more about what unlocking is and how it works.

But the chances are, because you're here and reading this, you already know much of what you need to know!

How to Unlock Your Phone

At present we are able to provide unlocking codes for most Motorola phones, plus most Nokia phones, many Siemens and most Sony Ericsson and LG phones, the Treo 600 650 680 & 750 PDA/phone, Blackberry PDA/phones, and most Samsung phones.

Your Apple iPhone can either be unlocked by you or by us.  The unlock procedure is relatively simple, and if you choose the self-unlock process and have difficulties, you can then send the phone in to us to unlock it for you.  There's no extra charge if you choose to take advantage of our assurance guarantee.

You Can Trust Us

Our unlocking service has been positively featured on CNN, and written up in many places, including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Enquirer's Consumer Action column, and the Clark Howard Consumer Action Center.

We are not a 'fly by night' scam outfit.  Look at everything on this site - there are many hundred pages of content, dating back to 2001.  We have a major internet presence, and years of credibility.

Here's a page of testimonials from satisfied customers.

We're located just out of Seattle, very close to Microsoft, at 17321 NE 31st Ct, Redmond WA 98052 (but please note our ship-to address is in Kenmore, WA).

We're a Paypal verified member (this link will take you to a Paypal page that confirms our status), with an account dating back to 2000 and over 2500 successful transactions recorded.

We've unlocked thousands of phones, have been trading for years, and have been well written up by independent reviewers.  We're experienced, skilled, and reliable.

Why Choose Us

We offer you the best of both worlds.  You can choose between the immediacy of having us send you the unlock software and instructions to you, and unlock your iPhone yourself, and/or you can have us do it for you.

And, best of all, if you choose to unlock it yourself and have difficulties, you know we're there to save the day if you get stuck.

How Long Does it Take

Self Unlock via Email

We'll send you the information you need to unlock your iPhone via email, typically within half a business day of receiving your request and payment.

Self unlocking is quick, simple, and doesn't require you to be without your phone at all.

Mail-in Service

We have two mail-in service options.  With our regular service, our promise is that we'll unlock your phone and have it on its way back to you within 24 hours of receiving it.  We send your phone back to you via USPS First Class Mail, with Delivery Confirmation, insurance, and online tracking for your reassurance.  If returning to an international address, we send via Air Mail.

If you're in a hurry, or if you do not have a US postal address, our Express service may be better for you.  We'll turn your phone around the same day we receive it, and if there is sufficient time between when a courier delivers it to us and their cut-off for collecting packages, we'll have it shipped back to you that same day.  This could mean that there is less than 48 hours from when you courier your phone to us to when you receive it back again.

Obviously you can choose any speed of service you wish to get your phone to us.  In most cases, we recommend simple USPS Mail - it is reliable, convenient, reasonably fast and inexpensive.

Note - you don't need to send your SIM with the phone, so if you have a spare phone, you can use your SIM in that phone while this phone is being sent to us for unlocking.

Our Guarantee - Six Way Test

We test every phone we unlock, using three different SIMs - the SIM you already had in your phone, a SIM from a different US wireless service provider than that which had locked your phone, and one from an international wireless service provider from Europe (the costs of the international calls are on our dime), to confirm your phone has been fully unlocked.  In each case, we both make a call from your phone and place a call to the phone, to ensure 100% functionality in all possible scenarios.

Assuming that your phone tests as working when it is first received, we guarantee that it will be fully unlocked.  If we can't confirm that your phone has been unlocked and works perfectly, we'll return your phone (of course!) and fully refund your money.

You don't have to worry if your phone has been correctly unlocked or not.  Our guarantee and testing gives you 100% confidence.

Phone Unlocking - Science and Art

When we first started unlocking phones, back in 2003, the phones were very much simpler, and so too was the unlocking process.  All Nokia phones could be reliably unlocked with a simple $5 code, and just about all other models could be easily unlocked with equipment we had in-house, and for which we charge(d) $25.

In the five years and more since then, the 'state of the art' has evolved enormously.  Not only do phones have a lot more fancy features for their users to enjoy, they often have much more complicated locking procedures, too, and never has this been more apparent than with the iPhone, where we're locked in a regular game of 'cat and mouse' with Apple and their ever-changing lock schemes.

Nowadays we never really know if we can unlock a phone until we see it.  Within a single model phone, there may be many different versions of firmware, some which can be easily unlocked, and some which can't, and some of which are specific to one wireless company, and others specific to others.

The appearance of a phone model on our list no longer guarantees that we can unlock it.  It means, instead, that most of the time, we can probably unlock it.  Sometimes we can't, and sometimes we have to get special third-party extra services, at extra cost which we pass on to you if you authorize us to do so.

Please understand, we'll do the best we can, to get your phone unlocked as quickly and inexpensively as possible.  And if we can't unlock your phone, we'll of course return it to you and fully refund you the fee you originally paid.

What is the Cost


 

Our Apple iPhone Do-it-yourself via Email Unlocking Service includes

  • The software and instructions you need to unlock your phone yourself

  • Our assistance guarantee - if you have any problems, you can send your phone to us as per our regular mail-in service for no extra cost and we'll do the unlock for you

  • Half business day turnaround - we'll send out your software and instructions within half a business day of receiving your request and payment

  • Note - this does not work for Verizon iPhones

This service is offered for US$25.
 

Our Regular Apple iPhone Mail-in Unlocking Service includes

  • Phone Unlock, Test and Guarantee

  • Return shipping cost is included, for shipping via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation and insurance to a US postal address (or Airmail to international addresses)

  • 24 hr turnaround - we'll send out your phone the next business day from that on which we received it

  • Note - this does not work for Verizon iPhones

This service is offered for US$25.
 

Our Express Apple iPhone Mail-in Unlocking Service includes

  • Phone Unlock, Test and Guarantee

  • Return shipping any way you specify, at your cost, to any address, anywhere in the world

  • Same day turnaround, assuming there is sufficient lead time between when/how you get the phone to us and when/how you require the phone to be returned to you

  • Note - this does not work for Verizon iPhones

This service is offered for US$30.
 

How it Works

1.  Simply fill out either the self-unlock or the mailin form below.

2a.  If you chose the self-unlock option, you'll be taken to a second page allowing you to securely make payment via credit card using Paypal.  And that's it.  Within half a business day, you'll have the software and information you need to unlock your iPhone.

2b.  If you chose the mail-in unlock option, you'll then be taken to a second page allowing you to choose which service you wish and to securely make payment via credit card using Paypal, or, if you prefer, send us cash or check (US currency, please) with your phone.

3.  For mail-in customers, after you've paid for the unlock, you'll be taken to a last page that gives you simple step by step instructions on how/where to send your phone.

If you have any other model of cell phone that doesn't appear in the list below, send us an email.  We're adding capabilities to unlock extra model phones all the time, and may be able to help you.

Special Offer :  Recommended Accessory for your GSM Phone

This is a SIM card Reader/copier/backup device.

This backs up and copies the phone book data on your SIM card. This means if you lose your phone, you don't lose all your phone numbers. If you change from one wireless provider to another, you can quickly copy all your phone book with this unit from one SIM to the other. If you have multiple SIM cards (eg a US card, a global roaming card, and some country-specific pre-paid cards), you can copy your phone book to all these different SIMs.

This $19.95 unit can be purchased for $17.45, plus free shipping when purchased in conjunction with any iPhone unlock service.

Here is a review of the SIM reader/copier/backup unit.  An opportunity to purchase it at a discount will be offered to you when you click the 'Agreed' button below as part of purchasing your unlock code.

For more information on unlocking GSM cell phones, please visit our FAQ.

 

Self Unlock Your Apple iPhone - Step 1 of 2
(please click here for the mail-in unlock form)

What is your name

 

   

What is your email address

 

 

Which model phone do you have

   

Any comments or questions

 

I have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions below

    

Privacy Policy

 

Mail-in Unlock Your Apple iPhone - Step 1 of 2

What is your name

 

   

What is your email address

 

 

Which model phone do you have

   

(Blackberry phones are unlocked here)
(LG phones are unlocked here)
(Motorola phones are unlocked here)
(Nokia phones are unlocked here)
(Samsung phones are unlocked here)
(Sony Ericsson phones are unlocked here)
(Siemens phones are unlocked here)
(Treo 600 650 680 & 750 Phone/PDA unlocked here)

What is your postal address (This will be your return mailing label - please be sure it is accurate)

   

Any comments or questions

 

I have read and agreed to the Terms, Conditions and Caution below

    

Privacy Policy

 

Notes

Any delays with international shipping due to potential Customs problems, lengthier shipping times, variable and expensive shipping costs are all at your risk, and if we need to pay any extra Customs fees upon receiving your phone, you will need to send these extra fees to us.

Note that we can not be responsible for problems if the address you give us, above, is incorrect.

CAUTION - Upgrading unlocked iPhones

This unlock process applies to all iPhones with firmware versions as described in the form choices.  You can check your version by going to Settings then to General then to About.

Once you have unlocked your phone, there is a possibility that future upgrades to its firmware may cause the phone to be relocked.  Sometimes this has been the case, and sometimes not - it all depends how Apple engineers each firmware update.

If (when) Apple come out with new firmware, you should check with us before loading it on to your iPhone.  We have test iPhones here so will be able to tell you if it is safe to load the new firmware onto your phone or not.

Terms and Conditions

We test your phone before and after unlocking it.  If your phone does not work properly when first received, we will return it to you, locked and unrepaired, and with no refund.

Phones are returned with delivery confirmation service and $100 of insurance cover in the US.  Additional insurance is available at a cost of $2 per extra $100 of cover.  Delivery confirmation and insurance is not offered on international shipments unless sent by courier.

In all circumstances and situations, our liability will at no time exceed that of refunding you your fee.

Last update 19 Dec 2013

 
 
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