What is the Marketplace for Unlocked Phones?
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit that is just waiting for the right opportunity or idea to turn your business acumen into a profitable future? Maybe you have a technical aptitude that provides you with just the edge you need to be successful in today’s age of high-tech digital communications technology.
Here’s the great news – the door is wide open to creating your own profitable business through buying and reselling unlocked cell phones. With literally millions of cell phones in use and the market changing constantly, the potential customer base is phenomenal to say the least. Just read any newspaper, blog, technical publication, or retail advertisement and consumers are besieged with the latest models of cell phones with the latest technical features and applications. Consumers line up to get the new technology even though their existing devices are still quite useful. Just because a well-known manufacturer has a newer more powerful device certainly doesn’t mean the prior model is useless. Technology just drives many of us to want the latest and greatest on the market, and advertising convinces us we have to move forward with technology.
So How Do I Turn This Into a Business?
With so many phones readily available at bargain prices it becomes a buyer’s market. You can select from the best manufacturers and the most recent models that you may want to build an inventory for, to resell at a profit. Thousands of cell phones show up on reputable auction sites every day as consumers upgrade to a different carrier or model. But if the original owner cannot get a reasonable price for the device, where does the profit come in?
Most individuals do not have the technical ability or knowledge needed to unlock a cell phone or other digital device. This often requires very specific unlock codes and detailed instructions to reliably and safely unlock your phone. These steps and cell phone unlock codes vary significantly among manufacturers, carriers, and models. Further, it can be difficult to gain access to the codes and instructions needed to unlock your specific phone. This makes research time-consuming to obtain the information needed to be successful in unlocking phones. While some information can be found through surfing the Internet for such values and instructions, much of it is unreliable or questionable at best.
Now you know that there is a demand for used phones, that they are readily available at bargain prices, and that you can add value by providing unlocked phones to prospective customers. The remaining question is how you actually get your various devices unlocked so that you can build your inventory. Not many consumers actually know how to unlock a cell phone and nearly as many do not even know that this is an option. Cell phone providers do not want their customers to know that their cell phones can be unlocked either, and may even threaten customers with service cancellation, although it is perfectly legal.
What Are the Opportunities?
Like any money-making business much depends on the time you invest in the enterprise. That being said, here are real-life examples of earnings reported from cell phone resellers:
- Sales of 21 phones in a single month at an average profit of $77 per phone.
This is strictly a part-time effort netting $1,617 in one month.
- Another reseller flipped 11 phones in a single weekend at a profit of nearly $1,000.
So the opportunity is real and potential is based on the time you have available to spend searching for phones with resale potential and relisting them at a reasonable profit.
Don’t trust yourself to make the right purchase or sale price that will earn you a profit? When you find a phone you’re considering buying, check out the estimated price on Movaluate.com. Also check eBay for recent completed sales of the same item to get a good feel for realistic selling price. This will boost your confidence that you are making a profitable selection.
Partner with an Expert Affiliate
Some technical services are best left to experienced professionals. Cell phone unlocking is one of these tasks where utilizing seasoned technicians provides reliable and successful results. This is where UnlockBase can assist you with consistent reliable phone unlocking services. UnlockBase has a proven track record of expertise in this highly technical field with over 5 million cell phones unlocked in 165 countries.
UnlockBase technicians are the experts who truly know the myriad phone unlock codes that facilitate the reselling of phones to your prospective customers. They can be your critical business partner in providing unlocking support for phones from various carriers, manufacturers, and models.
UnlockBase is simply the most authoritative cell phone unlocking company in the business. Partnering with UnlockBase as your affiliate will guarantee accuracy in providing phone unlock codes and successfully unlocking your phones. Unlocking services are provided on a timely basis to get your phones unlocked and ready for sale quickly and efficiently. This shortens the turn-around from purchase to re-sale making your business more profitable.
Through partnering with UnlockBase, your customers will receive added value in purchasing an unlocked phone that is not restricted to any particular carrier or service. This gives them flexibility when using the phone and brings you an edge over other cell phone resellers who do not have the expertise or technical knowledge to unlock such a variety of makes and models.
You can make selling unlocked cell phones a lucrative business even in your spare time. All you need to do to get started is:
- Search the recognized and respected auction sites for desirable used phones and add them to your inventory. Use the web sites that can help you determine market value for used cell phones.
- Partner with UnlockBase to receive phone unlock codes and services.
- Resell the unlocked phones at a respectable profit.
There is a considerable market for these unlocked phones that are no longer restricted to certain carriers or services. Now is the time to get started turning used cell phones into profit.
Device Unlock is an Android app that allows you to request and apply a MetroPCS mobile device unlock directly from the device. The features of this app include the ability to remotely request Mobile Device Unlock without having to contact Customer Care and automatically apply the Mobile Device Unlock to the device without the use of a manual code.
Thanks to this app, we’re now able to Register any IMEI as “Eligible” in the MetroPCS Database so you can unlock your Cell Phone using the “Device Unlock” App. Turnaround time for delivery is less than 2 Business Days. To officially unlock your MetroPCS Cell Phone using the Device Unlock App, please click here.
All you need is an Android device that supports the Mobile Device Unlock app:
- Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL (OT-5054N),
- Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 4 (OT-5056N),
- Alcatel TRU (OT-5065N),
- Coolpad Catalyst (3622A),
- Coolpad Defiant,
- HTC Desire 530,
- HTC Desire 626s,
- Kyocera Hydro ELITE (C6740 & C6740N),
- LG Aristo (MS210),
- LG Leon 4G LTE (MS345),
- LG G Stylo (MS631),
- LG K7 (MS330),
- LG K10 (MS428),
- LG K20 Plus (MP260),
- LG G Stylo (MS631),
- LG Stylo 2 Plus (MS550),
- LG Stylo 3 PLUS (MP450),
- Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327T1),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T1),
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (SM-J727T1),
- Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T1),
- Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T1),
- Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950T1),
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955T1),
- Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G360T1),
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530T1),
- ZTE Avid Plus (Z828),
- ZTE Avid Trio (Z833),
- ZTE Obsidian (Z820),
- ZTE Zmax Pro (Z981).
Once the unlock request is processed, customer needs to:
- Make sure you have an active data connection via 3G/4G/LTE or Wi-Fi.
- From the Application list, tap Device Unlock. (Note: The application may be located in the MetroPCS folder.).
- Tap Continue.
- Choose the Permanent Unlock type:
- If successful, restart the device to apply the settings.
Note: If you do not restart the device, you will have a persistent alert in the notification tray.
WARNING: It is very important to mention that the customer has to have data when attempting to perform the unlock, either 3G, 4G or wi-fi but data on the phone. If there is no data the unlock will be unsuccessful, once a device has been whitelisted we will not be responsible for unsuccessful unlocks. If customer has changed the original software or IMEI we will not be responsible for the app not to work (Do not install custom firmware like Avatar or Cyanogen before unlock your phone). If customer cannot find the app on its phone he can easily go to applications and make it visible but a Hard Reset will always bring the app back to the phone.
Important Related Post: https://www.unlockbase.com/blog/mobile-device-unlock-app-troubleshooting/
Today UnlockBase is proud to officially present the first Direct Remote Unlock solution working with Original USB Cable to Unlock any Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Absolutely all versions, networks, and country are supported, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge with the “Android Device Unlock App“. If your phone is asking for “SIM Network Unlock PIN” the software will read the Unlocking Code, if the phone has a Device Unlock App, then it will perform a Direct Unlock. Turnaround time is instant, 24/7! No need to wait to receive your code!
Below is the exact list of Supported models / variants:
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A, SM-G920F, SM-G920FQ, SM-G920I, SM-G920K, SM-G920L, SM-G920S, SM-G920T, SM-G920T1, SM-G920W8) and Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE (SM-G925A, SM-G925F, SM-G925FD, SM-G925FQ, SM-G925I, SM-G925K, SM-G925L, SM-G925S, SM-G925T).
Technical Requirements :
– Computer running Windows 7 or 8,
– Micro USB Cable (Compatible or Original),
– UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0 for Windows,
– Samsung USB Driver for Windows.
UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker Software Tutorial:
1 – Make sure you install the Samsung Galaxy S6 USB drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.
2 – Enable Developer Options by following these guidelines:
a) Step 1: Go to Settings> About device.
b) Step 2: Tap Build number 7 times.
After tapping build number two or more times, the notifications will be shown on the screen telling you the progress:
“You are now X steps away from being a developer”
After tapping the build number 7 times, you will be notified you are a developer.
When the Developer options are unlocked, you should see something like this.
Now, Galaxy S6 developer options will be available in the Settings menu.
3 – Enable USB Debugging, by opening Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
4 – Then install and launch “UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker v1.0”
5 – Enter the License Number and press “Apply”
6 – Then follow the guideline of this Video Tutorial:
Troubleshooting & Frequently Asked Questions :
Q: Does your solution ROOT our Phone ?
A: Our solution use one TEMP ROOT, our software will try it on your cell phone automatically during the unlock process, you can see that in the Video Tutorial above.
Q: Is it permanent unlock ? Even if I flash the phone ?
A: It’s 100% permanent Unlock, once you unlock your phone with our solution you can do whatever you like (Upgrade or Downgrade Firmware, or even install custom firmware like Cyanogen or Avatar). Your phone will remain unlocked no matter what, for life !
Q: Do you offer unbranded version of your Software ?
A: No we don’t offer unbranded version of UnlockBase Cell Phone Unlocker software.
Q: I install the software and see the Icon on my Desktop, but when I double click it do not open, what to do ?
A: Please right-click the icon on your Desktop and select “Run as administrator”
Q: Where I can download the most recent version of the software ?
A: After you place your order you will receive by email the License and the link to download the software. If during support session we ask you to download the latest version of the software or installer, please always use the link you received in the first email we sent you as we’ll always update the archive of this Direct Download link with the latest upgrade of our software !
Q: My Samsung is CDMA, can you unlock it ?
A: Unfortunately we only unlock GSM phone, we don’t unlock CDMA version from Sprint, BoostMobile, StraightTalk, or Verizon… It’s very important to always invest in GSM Phone whenever possible, specially if you are an international traveler to make sure you can use it worldwide. CDMA is a standard that only work with some networks from the USA, and Japan….
Q: My cell phone is not detected, what should I do ?
1 – Make sure you install our Driver, click-here to download and install them again,
2 – Verify if USB Debugging is selected in your Samsung phone,
3 – Change USB Port of your computer until phone detected,
4 – Last resort change USB cable (most of the time cable is simply faulty).
Q: I get the error « Error ! (Push_Filed) », can you still unlock my phone ?
A: Unfortunately this mean our software cannot Auto Root your phone at the moment. You can still manually root your phone with third party software (Like PingPong, iRoot, or KingoRoot) and then use our software to Unlock It. However we cannot provide support for these Third Party rooting software so if you prefer to give up or if it’s too technical for you then please contact us by email and we will Void the license and refund your transaction.