Find out how to unlock your phone and maximise its trade-in value in three simple steps.

How to Unlock Your Phone and Sell It for More Money

Why Unlock Your Phone?

There are many great reasons to unlock your mobile phone. While many people choose to unlock their phones to switch carriers, it is also a smart idea to unlock your phone before you sell or trade in your phone as unlocked phones sell for substantially more money.

For example, at GetTech, we can offer you almost €300 more for an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max in “like new” condition than for the same phone that is locked. This simple step is the best way to boost the value of your phone quickly and for free. Keep reading to find out how to get your phone unlocked today.

Here Is What You Need
to Unlock Your Phone

Unlocking your phone is simple, but you do need a few things to get started. It should only take a few minutes to gather this information. Here is what you need:

• Your phone’s make or manufacturer (ex. Apple or Samsung)

• Your phone’s model (iPhone 13 Pro Max or Galaxy Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G)

• Your phone’s 15-digit IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity number

Quick Tip: You can find your IMEI by searching for *#06# in your phone. This will bring up your unique number.

How to Unlock Your Phone

Step 1: Request a Code

Contact your provider to request a code to unlock your phone. Most providers require that your current bill be paid before providing that code.

Step 2: Unlock Your Phone

It could take a few days or weeks to get your code, so be sure to plan ahead. Once you receive your code, you will be able to follow additional instructions from your provider.

Step 3: Contact Your Provider for Troubleshooting

If your code doesn’t work, the best way to get it resolved is to contact your provider for additional assistance.

How Do You Know If
Your Phone Is
Unlocked Already?

In order to sell your phone for the most possible money, you should unlock your phone if it is locked. However, not all carriers, including Virgin Media, lock their phones. To find out if your phone is locked, you can check online or contact your carrier.

How to Unlock My Phone for Free

Your carrier should unlock your phone for free, and you may even be able to request the change online. You may have to wait a few days or even a few weeks to receive your code, so be sure to do it ahead of time, before you plan to sell it. Some carriers will not unlock a phone that they did not initially sell, so it is important to check if you switched providers while owning the phone.

How to Unlock Phones
from Different Carriers

Follow these links to find out how to unlock phones from these major carriers. You don't need to unlock your Virgin phone, as they are already unlocked.

• Unlock my phone-Vodafone

• Unlock my phone-Three

• Unlock my phone-Eir

• Unlock my phone-O2

Sell Your Phone Today

Once you unlock your phone, you are free to switch carriers or sell it to us for a great price. We are one of Ireland’s most trusted online phone distributors and
will be happy to give you one of the best prices possible for your phone. Find out how to get started.

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