When it comes to unlocking a phone, there can be many ways to go about it, but it is also dependent on the type of device you are using. Android phones have a somewhat easier procedure and can be unlocked through various methods. iOS devices on the other hand usually work through one general process. Before we delve into the details of what an unlock process is, we must first learn what locked phones are and why they are such a popular commodity.
The easiest way for people to acquire a smartphone is via contracts, provided by a mobile network. Purchasing an unlocked iPhone 7 t-mobile would mean that you invest a significant amount of money on a device almost immediately. A contract option allows you to get a hold of the phone as a monthly payment scheme, thus you do not need to pay the premium price of the phone right away.
There are, however, certain disadvantages when it comes to using smartphones on contract; you cannot use it everywhere and if the network seems spotty in certain places, there is nothing you can do about it.
So, what are the ways to unlock an iPhone?
There are ways which can compromise the hardware or the software of the phone, but the safest and easiest way to unlock the phone is via the IMEI method. This involves using the phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity number, which is specific for every single device on earth; to change its status from locked to unlocked. This change is registered on Apple’s smartphone database and you will need to have access to the said database. The best way is to approach services and websites, which have access to the said database. They can alter the status of your phone for a small fee.
This is a rather minimalist process and costs very little and takes very little time. Once you complete the process there is no need to repeat it. It is also permissible by apple as long as you have finished the obligatory contract.
How will it benefit me?
The unlock process allows you to use your device on any cellular network on the planet. This basically means that you can now use multiple sim cards on it, and not have to worry about bad cell reception while you are travelling. It also allows you to leave the current plan you are on and choose a different carrier with a better plan, one which suits your needs better.
Unlocking iPhone 7 will also increase its price when it comes to reselling the device. This is price rise is due to the fact that an unlocked phone can be used on any network, thus not confining the device to a previously tied carrier. If you have kept it in good condition, it can fetch you quite the price and you can then use to finance the purchase of a new device. Unlocking smartphones are always the best way to go, and you should get yours unlocked immediately!