A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Phone Unlocking

Have you heard about the latest trend with mobile phones? It’s called “mobile phone unlocking”, and it allows you, the rightful owner of your cell phone, to get rid of your current service provider and use whichever company you’d like–and it’s all completely legal.

Think about this: How many cell phones have you bought in your life? Did you buy them because your former service contract ran out and you weren’t happy with the company’s service or reception? Did you stay with the same company but changed service plans? Did you really want to get discontinue using your phone? How many cell phones are in your junk drawer now? What about cell phone chargers? If you added up the combined cost of your cell phones, would you be able to put a down payment on a new car?

Mobile phone unlocking pretty much works like this:

Every mobile/cell phone has a “serial number”, referred to in the industry as an IMEI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, which simultaneously connects a phone to a particular service as well as the phone to the subscriber (you being the subscriber and your monthly payments are sent to the service.) Inside many of these phones is a removable card called a SIM (Subscriber Information Module), which is the removable medium between the phone and user and the phone and provider. Many cell phone service providers put a LOCK on the SIM so that the phone will only work with their service.

Does this really seem fair when you used your own money to purchase the phone?

By having your mobile phone unlocked, not only will you gain the ability to use whichever service provider you’d like, but you alleviate roaming charges altogether AND increase the resale value of your phone. As long as the unlocking process is done properly, no harm should come to your phone and you service should go on uninterrupted.

Of course, if you have a service contract with a particular provider, you will still have to comply with its terms and conditions, including any maintenance fees and such for the remainder.

Now that you’re informed as to the “why” aspect, a bit of “how-to” is in order.

In the not so recent past, it would be necessary for cell phone’s owner to send it away to a reputable company to unlock the phone for you. However, recent advances in technology now enable cell phones to be unlocked with the use of a “secret code” based on the IMEI and the mobile service provider. This new means of unlocking is not only more cost efficient, it grants almost immediate results as the pertinent information can be sent via email or downloaded from a mobile phone unlocking kit. All you need to do is find a legitimate phone unlocking company, and you’ll have instant access to hundreds of unlocking codes.

Mobile Phone Frauds

A person recently discovered to his great consternation that his mobile phone bill included a large amount of calls that he did not ever made. He verified his bill with the mobile phone company that indeed, the call came from his mobile phone number. A lady who visited her sick friend in a hospital left her car in the parking area of the hospital compound, forgetting to lock the door. When she returned, her mobile phone she left inside her car was gone. A teenage boy was showing off his brand new mobile phone to his girlfriend inside a restaurant. When they went out of the restaurant, somebody bumped the young boy from behind as if trying to catch a taxi. Moments later, the boy felt something is missing from his pocket. When he tried to dip inside his pocket, his brand new cell phones was already gone. These three people were victims of cell phones frauds.

With the mass proliferation of cell phones nearly every where, criminals have found ways wherein they can obtain information and contact their criminal associates freely and avoid wire tapping detection by the authorities through utilizing cell phones that were illegally obtained. The mobile phone frauds has become a cause for concerns to police operatives every where. The method employed by these criminals would be to use two kinds of equipment in their criminal activities to effect using the assigned number of a legal mobile phone to make his calls from a stolen cell phones free of charge, courtesy of the owner whose assigned legitimate mobile phone number he has stolen.

This is how they do it. When you purchase a phones, there is already a pre assigned number to your phone known as the Electronic Serial Number or ESN. The phones retailer will likewise provide you with another set of numbers known as your Mobile Identification Number or MIN. These two sets of numbers combined will form as your very own unique phones numbers and will serve as the fingerprints of your phones for signal recognition and validation of your phones to cell sites. The sad thing however, is that there is such an equipment called the ESN reader that can be used by criminals to conduct their illegal activities. If you turn on your cell phones, whether you use it or not, these criminals can read your ESN and MIN numbers through the use of their ESN reader by just turning it on and plucking out of thin air your assigned cell phones number. Once they have gotten hold of your phones numbers, all that they have to do is use it on the phone through the use of another machine whereby they can input your ESN and MIN number to another cell phones that they likewise have stolen and bingo! They can then call their criminal associates anywhere at anytime with you footing the bill for their calls.

Authorities have now taken the needed steps to combat these acts very detrimental to the public’s usage of phones. You can just imagine if your phones ESN and MIN can be pirated by these criminals out of thin air you can even be suspected being a part of their group as their criminal activities was made through your cell phones security numbers, aside from the fact that you will be charged with the cost of their calls you are not aware of.. UGH! How bad can it get?

Mobile Phone Parts and Repairs

Mobile phones have become indispensable parts of human lives. We need them for storing our important information, calculation, apps for booking and ordering essentials, contacting people, making payments and what not. These things have made the upkeep of the mobile phone very important. A mobile phone stores so much information that if it breaks down even for a day, it can disrupt the normal life operations.

It is for this reason that a number of companies have come up that focus upon repairing these devices and providing products and services that allow your life to go on smoothly by repairing the phone within seconds!

Some of the examples that can be given for this are:

  • Adhesive tape stickers for all categories of phones.
  • Touch screen digitizers
  • OEM LCD screens
  • Fingerprint button flex cables
  • OEM Microphones

These items have several advantages:

  • Battery issues start arising after a year or so. The battery can be exchanged instead of changing the whole phone.
  • The adhesive that keeps the mobile phone together can start going away. For example, the keypads of some mobile phones start behaving badly. The issues can be sorted by changing just the keypads.
  • The touchscreen phone issues are very much related to its display. The display can be changed instead of spending on buying a whole new phone.
  • The speakers can be changed in case of malfunction.
  • The memory can be extended by inserting memory cards, if not; the mobile phones can have external memory cards that save the data and function well when connected to the external source.
  • The repair items can sound a little old school, but these are the products that are most economical in nature, smart use oriented, well-functioning and a wise approach compared to spending thousands on a new phone.
  • These repairable parts are available for all companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Mi, Xiaomi, Huawei, etc.
  • These companies also have trained workforce that handles the data and the mobile phones with care and return the mobile phone within the guaranteed period.

Such products can be ordered online, purchased in bulk or wholesale by small repairers. Many new trending products like Adhesives for all categories of phones, OEM digitizer Touch screen with frame replacement is available for almost all types of mobile phones. 2 piece OEM slide buttons, Door cover, Middle plate frame, camera repair part, lock and unlock buttons, power on/off and volume buttons, etc. are also available.

Conclusion:

Repairs is usually not taken in a very positive way. But the most sustainable as well as wise and economical thing to be done on the part of humans is to use the device as long as it can be operational and in use.

There are a number of people who run their whole business through their phones. For them it is impeccable to make sure that their mobile phones are in working condition 24*7 and hence they should go for such options. Repairable products are not only available at reasonable cost, but for all categories of phones and companies.