iPhone IMEI Unlock Method is the most popular iPhone Unlocking Service for one good reason. Any iPhone can be SIM Unlocked through it.
This makes it the only permanent solution besides SIM Lock Removal Request through the Carrier.
The SIM Lock & iPhone IMEI Unlock Alternatives
The SIM Lock is the most common feature of all GSM cell phones and iPhones are GSM except for a few models special versions which are CDMA. This feature exists to make sure that you won’t be able to use another Mobile Networks’ SIM Card as long as your iPhone is under contract with a Carrier!
Despite the fact that the SIM Lock should usually last 2 years since the first day you signed a contract with a Carrier even when that period is over, you might not be able to unlock the iPhone with the Carrier’s iPhone Unlock Services due to its SIM Unlock Policy.
Now, every Mobile Network has a different Unlock Policy and you must meet all the requirements in order to make a SIM Lock Removal Request. We already created an iPhone SIM Unlock Guide when you use this option for various countries.
As long as you are the original owner you can simply contact your Cellular Network and find out if your iPhone can be unlocked. (Don’t be surprised if they refuse)
But the biggest problems with SIM Lock begin when you buy a used iPhone and discover that it is actually locked by a Carrier.
All these facts caused the development of third-party iPhone Unlock Solutions:
- The Software SIM Unlock option was solid and free but it was applicable up to iPhone 4 and iOS 6.1.6.
- The Hardware iPhone Unlock which was too problematic since day 1 with iPhone model and iOS restrictions plus countless after effects. It still exists today but I do not recommend it.
Thankfully, in 2013 iPhone IMEI Unlock Method made its appearance and everything changed.
Official iPhone Unlock Review
iPhone IMEI Unlock, also known as:
- Official iPhone Unlock
- Factory Unlock
was a SIM Unlock wonder since the first day it was released. Of course, it was a huge helping hand for original owners who couldn’t cope with Mobile Networks’ ridiculous conditions but it almost became a one-way ticket for all those who bought a refurbished iPhone but couldn’t use it.
The key to iPhone IMEI Unlock success is using only the IMEI number of the device you want to SIM Free without any restrictions.
How do iPhone IMEI Unlock Method works
Every iPhone’s IMEI number in the whole world is placed inside these servers and it determines the iPhone’s overall Status.
The Official iPhone Unlock Service needs 4 pieces of information to remove the SIM Lock:
- The IMEI number
- iPhone Model
- The Locking Mobile Network
- The Blacklist Status (CLEAN or not)
- Keep in mind that if an iPhone is under contract or active on another account, it is not Blacklisted but in the end, you will need an iPhone IMEI Unlock Service for Blacklisted iPhone.
If you are not sure about the last 2, an IMEI Check will reveal everything and make sure that nothing will void the network unlock process.
So, a certified iPhone IMEI Unlock Provider enters the databases I told you about, runs an IMEI Check to ensure success and changes the SIM Lock Status from Locked to unlocked permanently.
Usually, it takes 1 to 7 business days for the completion of Official iPhone Unlock. In the end, you will receive an email in order to restore your device in iTunes and use your Factory Unlocked iPhone at last because from now you will be able to use ALL GSM Networks worldwide.
What does Factory Unlocked mean
iPhone IMEI Unlock continues to thrive among other SIM Lock Removal methods because nothing can stop it.
How to choose the best iPhone IMEI Unlock Provider
Factory Unlocking is superb as long as you pick a solid iPhone Unlock Company.
Many iPhone IMEI Unlock providers might charge you for needless services (for example they might tell you that your iPhone is blacklisted when it isn’t) and others may not even use Official iPhone Unlock Service (in this case it will 100% fail and there is no chance to get your money back).
Another latest trend is secret charges. Some providers claim to factory unlock your iPhone with $19.9 but at some point, they will inform that they need at least $100 more to complete the process.
After all, iPhone IMEI Unlock is quite expensive and this is why I always suggest trying SIM Lock Removal Request first.
Of course, there is no free iPhone IMEI Unlock. If you see something like that run away as fast as you can because you are certainly dealing with a scammer.
- Starts immediately the Procedure
- Has GSX and GSMA access, which means that the IMEI Check results are 100% accurate and up to date
- Supports PayPal payments
- Gives customer support throughout the whole procedure (and after it’s done)
- Supports a wide variety of mobile networks
- Is available for consultations (even contact and learn all you need to know before ordering the Factory Unlock Service)