3 Sites To Find Free Unlocking Codes For Mobile Phones

phone lock   3 Sites To Find Free Unlocking Codes For Mobile PhonesTwo months ago I got fed up with my network provider. I was being charged outrageous rates per minute to other networks and their customer service wasn’t exactly the best I’ve ever heard. So I decided to switch to their main competitor so I could get free calls and texts to my friends. There was one problem; my phone was locked to the wretched network.

First of all I Googled “˜How to Unlock a Phone’. I got back millions of results telling me to “˜do this’ and “˜do that’. Very tiring work indeed, but in the end I got there.

Browsing Google to try to find free unlocking codes for mobile phones could take you hours (I should know, I did it to write this article). There are load of them that scream “FREE UNLOCKING” but will then tell you that it actually costs $6.50. Below are the top three sites I managed to find to unlock your cell phone for free.


Unlock It Free

This site is pretty basic and does exactly what it says on the tin – offers you free unlocking codes for mobile phones. It started out small and hasn’t really grown much. However, it does offer a good unlocking service if you own a Nokia; which are the easiest to unlock online by the way.

The homepage will welcome you and ask for the model number of your phone. Enter this into the box and click “˜find‘. For those of you who know diddly squat about cell phones the model number is that code that follows the name – for example; Nokia 6300.

unlockitfree   3 Sites To Find Free Unlocking Codes For Mobile Phones

You will then be brought to the window seen in the screenshot. In the appropriate boxes, enter in your IMEI number, phone model, country and service provider. You can get the IMEI number of your handset by typing *#06# on the home screen as though you were dialing a phone number or you can look under the battery for a fifteen digit number.

Click “˜Generate‘ once you have all the information entered in correctly. The program will then churn out seven different free unlocking codes for your mobile phone.

When you have the foreign SIM card in your phone you will be asked to put in one of these codes. Use the first one. Over half of the people have success on the first code. If it doesn’t work, use the last one. Around 80% of people would have their phone unlocked by now. If yours hasn’t, use two more and it should be unlocked.

Don’t enter in any more than four however as this will disable your phone meaning you”˜ll have to make an embarrassing call to customer service to re-enable it. This service works for over 90% of the users who try to unlock their phone with it.

Trycktill

Trycktill.com   3 Sites To Find Free Unlocking Codes For Mobile Phones

Trycktill is more of a mobile content site but it also offers free unlocking codes for mobile phones. On the homepage, click “˜Unlock‘ along the top menu bar. This will bring you to a page written in a language you will not understand unless your Swedish. Down the bottom of the page click on the Union Jack (British) flag. This will reload the page in English.

You will see the drop down menu asking for your phone make. Once this is filled in it will ask you for the model number, then the IMEI. Once you have filled in all of the criteria, agree to the terms and conditions by checking the little box and click “˜Generate Code‘.

When the results page loads you”˜ll see a code to the right. You will be given a set of individual instructions directly beneath the code on how to unlock the phone. These will differ slightly depending on the make of the phone. For example, an LG unlock method is as follows:

1. Insert an accepted SIM card

2. Press 1945#*5101#

3. Select Network to unlock

4. Enter in Code

Trycktill will unlock seven different phone makes : LG; AEG; MAXON; Nokia; Panasonic; Siemens and Vitel.

NokiaFree

nokia free   3 Sites To Find Free Unlocking Codes For Mobile PhonesDon’t judge this site by its domain. Yes, the first thing that jumps to mind is that is only unlocks Nokia phones (which it can), but it can also unlock several other brands.

It has its own software which is available for download right here (NB. This is the best place to download it). This software is as easy to use as the sites above but it covers more brands. If the above have failed then download this unlocking software and get to work.

After you have downloaded and installed the software as usual open it up from under “˜All Programs‘ in the Start menu. When it starts up you will see the window in the screenshot. It will ask you for all the usual information such as the IMEI number, your phone model and make, country and the original service provider.

Once you put in the basics, the rest of the information will fill itself out or should be left as “˜Default’. Click “˜Calculate‘. As expected, this will give you the unlock code and instructions on how to use it just like Trycktill.

Final Note:

Remember, by unlocking some phones you may be in breach of a contract between you and your service provider such as the exclusivity contract between AT&T  and iPhone users. Also, if the codes don’t work the first four times due to your phone’s model or restrictions in place by the service provider, bring it to a professional unlocker normally found in markets, car boot sales (estate sales) and on the web where you’ll have to pay a small fee to have your phone unlocked. For most cases however, the above sites should work a treat.

If you know of any other unlocking sites, please let us know in the comments.   Please also let us know of your experiences trying to unlock your phone.   Were you successful?  How difficult was it?

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eq plat

Two years ago, my Nokia was locked, I paid 20RMB for unlocking it. Don’t laugh at me, that year I did not know what is google!

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ali

AVG detect an Trojan on this software..NokiaFree Unlock

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Dean Sherwin

Which site are you downloading it from?

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LAL

you cant download a virus from cnet download.

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ali

I know that this website is safe but i send the file to AVG Lab and they verified that it has a Trojan
the message is this
NokiaFREE_v310_Nokia_unlock_codes_calculator.zip:\NokiaFREE_v310_Setup.exe”;”Trojan horse Generic13.ACMS”;”Infected”

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ali

NokiaFREE_v310_Nokia_unlock_codes_calculator.zip:\NokiaFREE_v310_Setup.exe”;”Trojan horse Generic13.ACMS”;”Infected”

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CHUNK

having trouble finding codes for samsung sgh g600 any ideas?

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Liam M

Im also looking for Samsung G600 codes. Nice article though.

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Richard

How safe is it to send these sites your IMEI number?

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Ren

Anybody knows how to unlock a Sony Ericsson (k810i)? Thanks

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Christopher

Hello Yes Search aerix in google that should help it helped me :)

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Valer

@For those of you who know diddly squat about cell phones the model number is that code that follows the name – for example; Nokia 6300.

I’d like to say that this service cannot unlock 6300s

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Abhishek

my phone is not in any of these websites list
its a Nokia 2680

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shree

mine is also Nokia 2680, i bought it from US but want to use it in india, can anybody let me know how to unlock. tanQ

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Mike

Hello!

My names is Michael from Trycktill.com (one of the sites in the review).

@Richard
“How safe is it to send these sites your IMEI number?”
We don´t use the IMEI for anything else than to generate the code. We do NOT share any information to anyone. But I agree that we could spend a few $ dollars on a SSL certificate for those of you that want a more secure communication. This will be included in our new updated website that will be released in a near future.

@Ren
“Anybody knows how to unlock a Sony Ericsson (k810i)? Thanks”
There are many services that offer this kind of unlocking. You have to use USB cable and special software to unlock Sony Ericsson. Take a look at

gsmcity.de (great forum for these kind of questions)
forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showforum=76

@Valer
“I’d like to say that this service cannot unlock 6300s”
This model is a so called BB5 version. What I know there is NO service that can generate unlock codes for this one. But take a look att wwww.gsmcity.de and you will find a lot of great information regarding unlocking BB5 type of phones.

@Abhishek
“my phone is not in any of these websites list
its a Nokia 2680″
See my answer above. It´s an BB5 also.

I also want to thank Makeuseofus for this review.

/M

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Ren

Thank you. I’ll check that out.

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Ren

I’ve been around the links that you gave me but until now I didn’t find anything. Can you give me some hints or point me in the right direction? I’ll be very appreciated.

Thank you.

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Dodong

Hi Mike, i hae a Toshiba 911T and where can i get the unlock code for this one, hope you can help me for these… thanks

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Jitendra

Hi friends,

I own a blackberry pearl 8810 and want to have it unlock the phone is in connection with AT&T.

Can someone help.

Thanks.

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sunnymajorca

i have a Orange sim card, but not a Orange mobile, as I only have a Movie star mobile flip phone, and a Vodafone. how do i unlock one of them to accept the Orange sim. can anyone help. as i dont want yet another mobile phone ill end up opening a shop at this point.

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sunnymajorca

sorry forgot to say, my Vodafone’s are spanish, the LG vodafone, and the other a spanish Movie start.

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ELIZABETH ANDREWS

I AM TRYIN TO UNLOCK MY MOTOROLA L7 BUT I CANT FIND THE CODE FOR FREE ANYWHERE SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME MY IMEI IS 358261002990295

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Divya

i cant unlock my samsung SGH-X210 phone…..it asks for sim unlock password which i had entered long ago nd do not remember it.

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jims

in all honestly, its almost imposibble to get a Free Unlock code for “newer” cell phone. The free codes are for older models. We have our own unlock server and calculator. Yes, we also offer free unlock code, You;d have to register as a wholesaler, then you can try the free unlock code option. Try it. Its really Free.

instantunlockcode.com/freeunlockcodes/freeunlock.htm

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ayo

please kindly forward unblocking code to me on Nokia 8600. ayo from nigeria

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Simon

If you can’t find a website that will do it for free, try using unlockdata.co.uk/

They are really cheap and really helpful. If you get stuck just give them a call

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fred

hello there can anyone help me with unlocking code of samsung E2100B,,,,

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Mr Joseph Toussa

For all your unlocking needs check out unlockitnow.com … I always use them their service and range of phones they can unlock is incredible.

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Robert Pattenson

Check out http://www.codeunlock.com
Simple , and Easy. Live chat !!
robert,

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Karen

My husband bought us a couple unlock codes at http://www.cellfservices.com

Got our phones unlocked in 20 minutes. Heading off to London, UK in a few days!!!

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Prince

can any1 tell me how to unlock a Sony Ericsson W42s of KDDI Japan?

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Tyrus

ok there is no website on the net that can unlock my blackberry storm for free…so i guess i’ll just have to trust this ppl and pay my money

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Kwasi

Can someone please get me a free unlocking code for Nokia 6303 Classic. I will really appreciate it. Kwasi from Ghana.

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scrobi

I’m an AT&T customer in America and my wife and daughter are in Belgium for 3 weeks, if I use the unlock codes will it adversely effect their service when they come back to the U.S.?

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buddhika

please i want to unlock my nokia 6300 phone,help me this is imei number-353508023085017.

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Jenny

Need a Motorola W490 from TMobile unlocked to use with a different service. IMEI: 357707018380997.

Please help!!! Would like a free code please!!!

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Free Cell Phone Unlock Admin

Like a previous commenter said, most newer phones simply aren’t just codes anymore. There are also Hardware, USB and Software unlocks – we have these free unlocks and free guides at http://free-cell-phone-unlock.com

Power to the people! :-)

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romy

i need to unlock my sony ericcson c905a my imei is 353110020267264 svn 23

please email me the code to bombiking@gmail.com i trust you guys make everything happe u the best please do me this one favor

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Aravind Raj

Hi, I am trying to unlock my Sony Ericsson T303a… I cldnt find any unlock codes.. My imei num is 35575502-756698-3… My email id is cstrike.arvind@gmail.com

Thanks in advance…

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koushik

iam using sony ericson w350a itss us phone AT&T company has provided it. now i cant access indian networs except vadafone.. can u plzz xplai me how can i unlock it.. plzzz mail me at www,koushikiam4u@gmail.com