Today in the life of a business man, a phone has become indispensable. As business persons we often have to travel for work. This means one problem when it comes to iPhones – carrier locks.
If you have bought an iPhone in the last few years and get a great deal or a discount off of the regular retail price by your network carrier, then you eventual realized there was one big catch -the network lock.
This means that your iPhone won’t work on any other carrier’s network until you unlock it. So basically, when travelling to another country you have to ROAM on a local network using your original sim card instead of buying a local sim card and benefitting from much cheaper data and calling rates.
There’s an easy fix to this which I think everyone in business must absolutely benefit from. I am going to show you how to easily remove this network restriction from any iPhone irrespective of the carrier that it is locked to.
With an unlocked iPhone, you will no longer be stuck using only one network.
You’ll be able to use local SIM cards, which is important if you don’t want to rack up a cell phone bill in the thousands of dollars.
How to unlock any version of the iPhone
Now that you understand the intricacies of carrier restrictions, let’s get down to business and review your options for removing that annoying network lock.
The processing is known as IMEI Unlocking
There may be other hacks or ways people on the internet claim you can try to network unlock your iPhone but believe me they dont work or can possible screw up your iPhone, or relock later on. IMEI unlocking is the most reliable and permanent solution as it is done directly through Apple by syncing your phone to iTunes.
First thing you’ll need to know is the IMEI number of your phone. The IMEI is a unique number assigned to your iPhone and you can find it under your settings or simply by dialing * # 0 6 # directly from the phone dialer.
There are many websites who offer this unlocking service for iPhones. However, after trying several different websites over the years, there is a only few sites I’d actually recommend.
The two sites below are the ones I use with confidence for myself, family and friends who want to unlock their phones.
CanadaUnlocking.com – The most reliable unlock service for Canada, USA and Mexico.
HeroUnlocker.com – The most reliable unlock service in the UK and across Europe.
Once you have ordered the unlock service for iPhones and paid the one time fee, you can change your carrier and use any SIM card worldwide. Everything is done online usually in a matter of minutes although depending on the carrier that your phone was locked to, it may take a few days also. It is best to plan ahead of your trip to make sure that you have a working unlocked phone in time.
Give it a try before your next business trip and let us know in the comments your experience. You can thank me later 😉