The process for unlocking the Samsung D500 mobile phone is a little different than unlocking a phone that was sold to a carrier based in the United States. Generally you must have an account with the carrier for them to unlock the phone, and this is no different with the carriers that offered the D500, Vodafone and T-Mobile UK. However, there are countless sites online where you can purchase the unlock code for a fee. You'll need to purchase the code if you do not have a Vodafone or T-Mobile UK wireless account.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Unlock code
Purchase an unlock code from an online mobile phone unlock code website. You cannot get the code for free from Vodafone or T-Mobile UK without having a service contract with them. If you do have a contract with them, contact them and ask for the unlock code. Otherwise you will need to purchase the unlock code from a website like FonesZone.co.uk.
Remove the SIM card from the phone by taking the battery out of the D500. Place in a SIM card from a different carrier and replace the battery. Power the phone back on.
Enter #9998*3323#, according to Gleez.com. The phone will now prompt you for the unlock code that you previously purchased or got from Vodafone or T-Mobile UK. Enter the code. The phone is now unlocked and ready to use on any GSM network.
Tips and warnings
- The Internet and picture messaging will not work on your unlocked phone until you contact your new service provider and have them revise the settings on the handset via an OTA (over the air) update.
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