How to Unlock a Pin Lock on a Samsung SGH T459 for Free

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How to Unlock a Pin Lock on a Samsung SGH T459 for Free
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The Samsung SGH-T459 Strike is a quad-band Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) cellular telephone that is sold by T-Mobile in the United States. The phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, voice dialling, a colour display and a 1-megapixel digital camera. The Samsung SGH-T459 is sold by T-Mobile with a pin or carrier lock. This lock prevents you from using the phone with another carrier's Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. It is, however, possible to unlock your Samsung SGH-T459 for free so that you can use the phone on another cellular carrier's network.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Call T-Mobile customer service at 1-800-866-2453 and request the unlock code for your Samsung SGH-T459. It is T-Mobile's policy to provide you with the unlock code for your phone provided that you have an active account that is in good standing. Write down the unlock code for your Samsung SGH-T459.

  2. 2

    Purchase a SIM card from another cellular service provider. Cellular service providers generally sell SIM cards online and at retail locations for post and prepaid accounts.

  3. 3

    Remove the back cover and battery from the Samsung SGH-T459. Under the battery, you will find your existing SIM card from T-Mobile. Slide the SIM card out of the phone and insert the new SIM card you purchased in Step 2. Replace the battery and back cover and turn on the Samsung SGH-T459.

  4. 4

    Type 0111CODE# using the Samsung SGH-T459 key pad. "Code" refers to the unlock code you wrote down in Step 1. Your Samsung SGH-T459 is now unlocked and you can use it with a non T-Mobile SIM card.

Tips and warnings

  • Take care when entering the unlock code. Too many unsuccessful attempts to enter the unlock code will result in a permanently disabled phone.

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