Apple finally released their new powerful “weapon”, the iPhone 11 and already thousands of people in USA, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and more than 30 countries purchased it. It might be a little too soon to Unlock iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max since you can buy an Unlocked version of it, but there are some cases that it makes sense to buy it Locked and then Unlock it (Mostly to save some money).
As you may already know, the price of an iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max varies, since it depends on two things:
- iPhone’s Storage
- iPhone’s SIM-Lock status
The larger storage, results into a higher price (Which makes total sense!).
If you want to buy a SIM-Locked iPhone, which means that it will be under contract with a Mobile Network, you have the option to pay monthly installments. For instance, a SIM-Locked iPhone 11 with 256GB locked on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon USA network, will cost you $35.37 per month for 2 years.
If you want to buy the same iPhone model Unlocked, it will cost you $849, which is the same amount if you add all monthly installments for 2 years (No monthly installments though). But, you will have the option to use any Mobile Network you want worldwide.
So, does it make sense to buy a SIM-Locked iPhone 11 and then Unlock it, or buy an Unlocked one and use any Network you want?
Which of those two options will keep your wallet happier?
Unlock iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max – What is the cost?
The only way to Unlock an iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max will be an IMEI Unlock service. This means that IMEI unlocking your iPhone will be solely depended by the Mobile Network that is locking it.
Usually, the IMEI Unlock services for the latest iPhone models will take a few weeks to get online, so you will have to be a little patient.
For the time being you can Unlock iPhone 11 Vodafone UK devices, which costs around $160-$170.
However, there are some Unblacklist services that work on iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max:
- T-Mobile USA Unblacklist
- Sprint USA Unblacklist
- Verizon USA Unblacklist
- EE/T-Mobile/Orange UK Unblacklist
It is too soon to want to unblacklist your iPhone 11, but there is no harm in knowing how to do it 😀
As a general rule, IMEI Unlocking services have a higher cost for the latest iPhone models, so you should expect a increased price of +$20 to +$30 to older iPhone models IMEI Unlocks prices.
For example, the Vodafone IMEI Unlock service for iPhone XR, costs around $130-$140 and the same service for iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max costs $160-$170.
Companies that Unlock iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max
To be fair to all companies that offer IMEI Unlock services, almost all of them will start supporting iPhone 11 Unlocking as soon as the Mobile Networks will give the “OK“.
So, if you already unlocked an older iPhone model through a specific company and you stayed satisfied, our suggestion is to use them again.
The most important qualities of an IMEI Unlock company are the following (At least, this is what we take into consideration):
- Trust – They ‘ll get the job done
- Money Back Guarantee – Full payment refund in case something goes wrong
- Real Support – Have real customer support agents
- Prices – Must have affordable prices
As you can see, the price comes last to our list. It is important, but not as important as to be 100% sure that either your iPhone will get unlocked or you will be fully refunded.
We already created a detailed review post about the Top 3 iPhone Unlock Providers of 2019, which we recommend reading it before Unlocking your iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max.
Can I Unlock iPhone 11 now?
Of course you can; You only need to know a few information about your iPhone:
- The IMEI number (Learn how to find your iPhone’s IMEI number)
- Which network is locking your iPhone (IMEI Carrier Identification)
- Its Blacklist & Financial status (If it is CLEAN, Lost, Stolen or has Unpaid Contract Bills)
- Its iCloud status (If it is iCloud Locked)
Knowing all the above will allow you to find a specific iPhone 11 IMEI Unlock service and permanently unlock it!