carrier unlock

How to carrier unlock your iPhone device?

First things first; let’s assume you bought a secondhand iPhone. You know the first thing to do is find a professional IMEI checker which will show you whether or not that iPhone has any hidden problem you should know about. One of the biggest issues you might face when purchasing a used iPhone is to find out it is locked to its previous carrier. This means, you need to carrier unlock that device if you want to start using it.

Let’s assume this is the only issue your iPhone had after checking it with an IMEI checker. Now, you’ve got to figure out a way to carrier unlock that device and be able to use any other carrier SIM card in your recently-purchased iPhone.

To carrier unlock your iPhone…

The first, most efficient method to carrier unlock your iPhone device is by contacting the carrier the iPhone is locked to. First you need to gather all the necessary information about that iPhone so you can then carrier unlock it.

Typically, you will need some information to present to the current carrier of that iPhone. All the data you need to present, the IMEI checker will generate thought its report. The carrier must know whether that device is ‘clean’ or not.

Despite the fact they are able to find the data from their databases, it’s always best to go prepared and have your own backup document (the IMEI checker report) to show to them and carrier unlock your iPhone. You might also need to give to the carrier your credentials. Then, you are free to contact the carrier and ask them about the carrier unlock process.

After gathering such information, you should contact the carrier via a phone call or by paying a visit to their service locations. To carrier unlock your iPhone, you should deliver all the necessary info regarding that iPhone device. Then, your carrier will be the one to decide whether it can unlock it or not.

Finally, if you sent all the necessary data and show to the previous carrier that iPhone is OK to use and is not blacklisted, or has any other issue that might result in locking it, then, the carrier will eventually unlock it.

After the carrier unlock, you’re free to use a SIM card from any carrier you want. You just need to simply insert the new SIM card into your recently-bought iPhone and you’re free to go!


Straight from Apple’s GSX Database:

The following information are available to our customers by ordering a Full IMEI Check Report:

IMEI iPhone Check

General Information:

IMEI Number: 013428009xxxxx8
Serial Number: C38KXXXXXX19
iPhone: iPhone 5 16GB Black
Phone Age: 2 Years, 1 Month, 26 Days
Model Number: A1428
Production Week: 17
Factory: C3/CHINA (Possible Refurnished)

Network Check:

Lock Carrier: T-Mobile US
Activation Policy: US T-Mobile Locked Activation Policy
Network: GSM
Activation Status: Yes – Activated

Blacklist Check:

Blacklist Status: BLACKLISTED
Blacklist Reason: Reported LOST/STOLEN
Blacklisted By: T-Mobile US
Blacklist Country: UNITED STATES, CANADA
“Find My iPhone” Status: OFF
The Blacklist Status of that iPhone can be by-pass with the WorldWide iPhone Unlocking Method. It supports all iPhone models, all Mobile Networks and both CLEAN/Blacklisted IMEI Numbers.

Warranty Check:

Warranty Status: Expired
Phone Support: Expired
AppleCare Protection: No
Service Coverage: Expired
Purchase Date: 06/21/2013
Purchased Country: UNITED STATES
Replacement Check: No Replacements
Active IMEI/Serial: 013428009xxxxx8 – C38KXXXXXX19