How to SIM Unlock a Samsung Galaxy Note - Samsung Geeks
Samsung Geeks | On 12, Jan 2017
Lot’s of you have got in touch to ask us about SIM unlocking a Galaxy Note. Knowing how to SIM unlock your phone is a handy trick that can save you a few £££s, so here’s our quick guide on how to SIM unlock a Samsung Galaxy Note.
Let’s face it – Samsung Notes aren’t cheap. So unlocking the SIM on your phone can save major roaming expenses, and stop you feeling such a pinch when investing in a new model. But unlocking is an infamously tricky thing to get right. Often the easiest thing to do is shell-out some cash for a phone repair shop to do it for you. But there are ways of unlocking your SIM for free too.
The easiest way to SIM unlock a Samsung Galaxy Note
The easiest way to unlock your Samsung Note is to pay a small fee. Providers often throw the word ‘free’ around but then land you with a bill at the end, so be prepared. Thankfully, the fees aren’t extortionate. You should expect to pay between £20 and £40 for the service.
SIM Unlocking your phone will take a few minutes of your time. First-up, you need to find your IMEI number. Dial *#06# from the phone you want to unlock. The phone will display the IMEI number, of 15 or 17 digits, which you should make a note of, as the unlocking service will need it for reference.
Then power off your phone and remove the SIM card.
Once you’ve removed your old SIM, insert the new SIM into the phone you want to unlock. Fill in the details of your phone on the unlocking site, remembering to use the details of your OLD SIM, i.e., the provider you got it from. Then pay the fee, and you will receive an email with your unlock code. Power up your phone with the new SIM card and, when asked, enter the code you have been supplied by the unlock service. Give it a few moments to process, and you should see a notification that your unlock has been successful.
How to SIM Unlock a Samsung Galaxy Note FOR FREE
The good news is, you don’t necessarily have to pay to unlock your phone. There are loads of tutorials on the internet showing how to SIM unlock a Galaxy for free. Take a look at our article about SIM unlocking Galaxy phones to get started: