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If your iPhone is ineligible for our regular iPhone Factory Unlock or if you want a quick fix that can unlock your iPhone real time, the iPhone Unlock Sim Card is the best alternative that we offer. Through the UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim card, you no longer have to ask your carrier to unlock your phone or go through the complicated process of iPhone Factory Unlock. Our sim card works on ALL iPhones, notwithstanding the original carrier and the model of your iPhone.
Note: There are two different kinds of sim cards that support each set of iPhones.
One for the new generation iPhone Xs: Xs Max and Xr, and one for older iPhone models.
How To Use The iPhone Unlock Sim Card: 2 Steps
1. Stack the UnlockBase iPhone Unlock sim card to your new carrier’s sim card.
Attach the UnlockBase iPhone unlock sim card to the sim card you want to use. For example, if you want to use a Rogers sim card to an iPhone that’s locked to AT&T, you don’t need to keep the AT&T sim card anymore. Make sure you align and stack the iPhone Unlock sim card and the Rogers sim card firmly on the sim tray before you insert it back to your iPhone.
2. Wait for your iPhone to recognize the unlock process.
After inserting the sim card, wait 30 seconds to 1 minute. You will be prompted with “Sim Card Not Supported” [which means your iPhone is still locked] or another similar error message but you just need to exit out of it. It will take a little time for your iPhone to recognize or process the unlock, but within the specified waiting time frame you will see signal bars come in and your iPhone is successfully unlocked.
3. If the phone still shows “SIM Not Valid” change the ICCID of your device
To to that, simply go to Emergency Call mode and input the code *5005*7672*88# if nothing happens, try instead one of these codes: *5005*7672*00# or *5005*7672*0# or *5005*7672*5858# or *5005*7672*99#.
Then you will be able to edit the ICCID of the iPhone Unlock Sim,
Please use this ICCID: 89014104270225985430 and click send,
Restart your phone and that’s it!
iPhone Unlock Sim Card: Things You Need To Know
1. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim is not a permanent Unlock solution
However, it comes handy when you’re looking for a convenient and fast way to unlock your iPhone.
2. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim has to stay inside your iPhone to ensure it stays unlocked.
In the event that you use another carrier because you’re traveling in multiple countries or just want to try another carrier, you may have to repeat the unlocking process mentioned above.
You have to keep the iPhone Unlock Sim card stacked with the carrier sim card for it to stay unlocked.
3. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim works with any iPhones.
It works with any iPhone regardless of your carrier and model. It’s very convenient to use for when you’re traveling to another country and you want to save on roaming fees, or you simply just want to get out of your current carrier.
4. The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim will not jailbreak your iPhone.
Our sim card does not require you to install any software that can potentially harm your iPhone’s operating system. It will save you from all the technicalities that usually comes with the Factory unlock process. It’s safe, easy, and convenient to use.
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We have 24/7 support available in various channels always willing to help you with your concerns.
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Finally, you can now unlock your iPhone without going through so many technical steps! UnlockBase now offers the iPhone Unlock Sim, a product that uses a sim card to unlock your iPhone from your carrier. Simply insert the special UnlockBase sim card and enter the correct ICCID code that comes with it. No rooting, no software to install, no erasing anything, and no voided warranty.
Get your phone unlocked in under 10 minutes without even sweating it!
Take note, your iPhone may lock itself again with your carrier if you do a factory reset/hard reset or an iOS update on your device. But the good news is, you can use just ONE sim card to unlock your other iPhones!
You can unlock as many iPhones as you want with just one sim! No need to pay for an unlocking fee for each of your devices, just imagine how much you and your family and friends could save!
How To Use The UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim?
The process is simple and straightforward. All you need are 3 things: (1) iPhone Unlock Sim from UnlockBase, (2) your iPhone, and the (3) sim card tray ejector pin.
On your iPhone, disable the mobile data.
Remove sim card from the carrier. Pop the sim card tray using a pin and remove your carrier sim card.
Insert UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim.
Turn iPhone on.
You will be prompted with “Sim Card Not Supported”, exit out of that screen and,
Go to Settings > General > About and copy the ICCID (simply long press and tap ‘Copy’). It is also written on the card but to make things easier, just long press and copy the ICCID on your phone.
Do an emergency call and then dial *5005*7672*00#
When prompted for ‘ICCID code’ enter the code.
Click Send. You will see ‘Done’ on your screen.Your phone is now unlocked!
Please restart your iPhone to refresh the settings.
Remove UnlockBase sim card and insert the sim card you want from another carrier.
What to do if the phone is not unlocked:
Restart your iPhone to let it refresh.
We recommend that you reset the network settings. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
If you made mistakes during the process you can start over by inserting a different sim card.
Why use UnlockBase iPhone Unlock Sim?
It’s easy, safe to use, and convenient. No rooting, no complicated unlock software to use, and won’t void your iPhone’s warranty.
It’s straightforward. Simply pop the sim card in, enter the ICCID code and you’re done!
It works with all iOS versions. It works work on any iOS Device till v12.1.4 as of 21st March 2019. Can it unlock an iPhone 4s? YES!
It works with any carrier. It’s compatible with any iPhone from carriers across the USA, Europe, Canada, and everywhere in the world.
It doesn’t damage your sim tray. Unlike other unlock sim cards which have to stick to your carrier sim card for it to work (meaning you’ll have to stack the 2 sim cards), there’s no need for the iPhone Unlock sim card to stay inside your phone. You can remove the iPhone unlock sim card once you’re done and replace it with any carrier sim card you want to use anywhere you are in the globe.
It is reusable. You can use the same sim card to unlock other iPhones, meaning you can unlock an unlimited number of iPhones with just one sim card!
It’s legal and doesn’t put your data at risk. The unlock process is legal and won’t wipe your iPhone’s existing data. No need to back up your files or create a new Apple ID.
We ship your sim card fast. We ship from California and it’ll arrive at your doorsteps in 2 to 5 days anywhere in the US!
It’s totally ideal for short trips abroad or if you just want to switch carriers without canceling the rest of your family’s postpaid accounts (if you’re the principal account owner).
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Waited too long to own a new iPhone but don’t want to play the cards wrong? Torn between the three newly released iPhones?
Well, your waiting is not in vain. Apple brings out its latest flagship phone, the iPhone Xr with its Liquid Retina HD screen display, a first in all iPhones.
After launching iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, Apple releases iPhone Xr later in the same month. Many believe it to be the upgraded version of iPhone 8 plus, but they can’t be blamed, the features are almost the same. At least, there’s a visible improvement.
It stands 6.1 inches tall, with an IPS LCD display screen. It ’s dual sim, has a 3 GB RAM, 3 internal storage options (64 GB, 128 GB & 256 GB), and 6 choices of colors.
There’s nothing controversial or life-changing about the iPhone Xr’s camera, but just like the rest of the latest iPhones, its TrueDepth feature will surely satisfy your need for taking simple yet memorable photos.
You can get it at T-mobile for $0.00 down at $20.84/mo (36x mo). You can buy it unlocked starting at $749.99.
The hardware parts of iPhone Xr is made of surgical steel glass and aerospace-grade aluminum. It has earned a rating of IP67; it is splash, water, and dust resistant.
This look is completed by a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating in 6 color finishing choices—black, white, red, yellow, blue, and coral.
The caveat is that it is not pressure sensitive. You can’t customize the sensitivity that you can use in pressing the screen of your smartphone, too bad.
iPhone Xr is supported by an A12 bionic chipset with a hexa-core processor; the latest technology Apple has to power their iPhones. It is remarkably faster than the older iPhone models.
It is supported by a 3GB RAM, which is good, but it’s going to get problematic if you use a lot of heavy apps at the same time. Its new features like TrueDepth, Location assistance, etc would eat up a lot of the phone’s memory capacity and this can slow down the iPhone Xr’s response time and performance.
iPhone Xr surprised many iPhone users because of its switch from Super Retina to Liquid Retina HD display; which means we’re back to good old IPS LCD from OLED.
We liked the fact that iPhone Xs and Xs Max have an OLED screen and it’s such a let down to know that iPhone Xr’s screen technology is IPS LCD. This meant not having brighter images and deep blacks that OLED can offer.
On the other hand, liquid Retina filled the screen of iPhone Xr edge-to-edge, but it still has that iconic notch at the top similar to iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.
It also offered a natural, wider color variation in a 326-pixel density.
In terms of cameras, iPhone Xr has a 7MP(front) and 12MP(rear). Not bad, but nothing compared to other Android flagship phones.
The TrueDepth Camera feature gives a much better bokeh effect, depth control, and portrait lighting than the previous iPhones.
The table below shows the notable specs between the previous releases of iPhone compared to their latest.
iPhone Xs Max
iPhone 8 plus
5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
6.84 oz (194 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
7.13 oz (202 g)
Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Main body: Glass; Accents: Stainless steel
Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
828 x 1792 pixels
1242 x 2688 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
iPhone Xr is quoted as the descendant of iPhone 8 plus and really live up to its name. The ‘it -is- iPhone -8 -plus- but- not -really’ vibe is there.
A few upgrades can be seen in this smartphone from a bigger bezel-less display size, system chip, GPU, and biometrics (from fingerprints to Face ID).
However, if you own an iPhone 8 plus, we don’t think the upgrade is enough to make a switch with your current phone yet.
On the other hand, compared to iPhone Xs and Xs Max; iPhone Xr is inferior in both specs and features. Thus, it was justified by its price, since iPhone Xr is more affordable than iPhone Xs and Xs Max.
Not having fun with watching movies because of your iPhone’s narrow screen? Thinking of upgrading to phones with bigger and wider screen display?
Then, you should check out iPhone Xs Max! It has a 6.5 inches display, and it’s the biggest smartphone released by Apple, so far. It is crafted with Stainless Steel and Glass that are also available in three different colors—gold, space grey, and silver. The iPhone Xs Max is powered by OLED Super Retina Screen panels which turn up HDR with a sharper display, accurate colors, and notable brightness and contrast.
You’d be shocked to see that the photographs look so natural and subtle in your eyes through their enhanced True Tone feature.
In addition, it has the biggest internal storage so far, with 512 GB; breaking the records of all Apple’s smartphones. However, all good things come at a price, and the iPhone XS Max is no different. Also, we don’t find the price of 64 GB and 256 GB internal storage to be practical. The thought is, Android phones have long had internal storage as big as that and the slight difference in screen size did not do justice to its price.
On the other hand, it has pretty much ticked off every flagship basic: almost bezel-less screen, high pixel density, good front and rear camera with Depth Control, Faster Wireless Charging, and a 4GB RAM.
After the iPhone X was recalled, Apple came back this year with its new smartphones, iPhone Xs Max (6.5″) together with its smaller brother, iPhone Xs (5.8”).
The frame of the new iPhone Xs Max is made mostly with stainless steel, and a Corning Gorilla scratch- free glass; a 180-degree turn from iPhone 8s Plus’ Aluminum glass. Moreover, it is now splash, dust, and water resistant. Good job Apple for catching up.
And through its Oleophobic coating, the screens are fingerprint-free. Can you believe that?
The iPhone 8 Plus’ A11 Bionic Chipset was completely overthrown by A12 Bionic Chipset when it comes to speed and performance. And the later first appeared in iPhone XS, iPhone XS MAX, and iPhone XR, which also operates in a hexa-core CPU for a faster and more battery efficient system.
Performance-wise, having a 4GB RAM is not too impressing at all when compared to other Android phones that aced the contest in RAM into 8GB.
But it’s dual sim feature caters both nano and e-sims, besting other Android phones.
If you’re a selfie addict, you’re gonna like how the iPhone Xs Max offers 12 megapixels rear camera and 7 megapixels front camera.
We are amazed by the captured pictures that looked like it’d pop out of the screen because of the improvement in the TrueDepth dual camera system. It made possible smart adjustments in your selfies’ depth.
The bokeh or background blur really brought life out of the picture.
The FACE ID in iPhone XS MAX also has better algorithms that perform faster and safer.
Honestly, the specs between Xs and Xs Max doesn’t differ much. However, if you like to have a wider view in your phone, and you think it’s within your budget, then, by all means, go for the iPhone Xs Max.
iPhone XS MAX vs LG V40 ThinQ vs Huawei Mate 20
These are the specs of iPhone XS MAX versus two other newly-released Android flagship Phones.
HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Rear: 12 megapixels
Front: 7 megapixels
Front: 7 megapixels
Front: 24 megapixels
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
6.25 x 2.98 x 0.3 inches (158.8 x 75.7 x 7.6 mm)
6.23 x 3.04 x 0.33 inches (158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm)
Gold, Silver, Space Grey
Black, Silver, Blue, Red
Black, Gold, Green, Blue
Those phones has its pro’s and con’s, but which is better is up to your interest.
Unlocking iPhone Xs Max: So, does size really matter?
The iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xs don’t have that much difference at all when it comes to performance and the camera system. For a slightly bigger screen, there’s a $100 difference, and for us, that might not be the wisest choice. Bigger doesn’t always mean better all the time.
Having trouble capturing the real and everything about you in the lens of your current phone? Then you should try the iPhone Xs. It is packed with an A12 Bionic Chipset processor, 12 megapixels rear camera, and 7 megapixels front camera. The new upgrades include live wallpapers, faster wireless charging, a 4GB RAM, and a Gigabit- Class LTE. This and its amazing dual- camera system with Depth Control is perfect for taking both professional and simple selfies.
These are just some of the many features you can enjoy in this new smartphone from Apple. It is crusted with a perfect shade of gold and similarly available in silver and space grey colors. It was released last September together with the iPhone XS Max.
You can get it locked from the T-Mobile network. If you go the financed route, you can get it with $0 down at $27.78 per month (36 mos.). You can also buy it outright at $999.
iPhone XS’ camera is an improved version from iPhone X. It has a TrueDepth camera system that supports Face ID. The Face ID security feature is a convenient alternative to the Touch ID, to easily access your email, health, and banking apps.
The iPhone XS’ camera has even more sophisticated bokeh effect, or a background blur, for spectacular focused photographs. The All- New Depth Control feature allows you to adjust the depth of field after you capture the picture.
If you have a passion in making videos or taking photos, the iPhone XS has an HDR feature, that makes the footage clearer and more detailed. It can provide an advanced level of contrast between light and dark images on the screen to create a much realistic image perfect for selfie addicts and model wannabes.
Moreover, it has True tone, a six- channel light sensor subtly adjust the white balance or the brightness on-screen to counterpart the color temperature of the light around you. So, the displayed image looks as natural as on printed page and calmer in your eyes.
iPhone XS’ Build and Design
The smartphone has an edge-to-edge screen that is almost bezel-less, standing 5.8 in tall (diagonal). It has a Super Retina OLED Screen Display with capabilities of adjusting in different lighting conditions.
The screen is definitely bigger than its predecessors, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
This is the sharpest displays we’ve seen so far, with highest pixel density compared to the most iPhone and Android phones. Its frame is mainly made of stainless steel with scratch-free glass protector.
It is splash, dust, and water resistant.
Thank to its Oleophobic materials, you can keep the fingerprints spots off in its glass touchpane.
The Internal storage of iPhone Xs came in three sets—64 GB, 256, GB and 512 GB. For the first time in Apple history, it reached the bracket of 512 GB for internal phone storage. As for RAM, iPhone XS have 4GB that totally topped last year’s released with 3GB RAM such as iPhone X and 8 plus.
The iPhone XS has a wider stereo sound, which means you can better and louder audio experience. Our inner divas and closeted dancing machine like moves will be justly satiated by this.
What I like about all the features of this Smartphone is the upgrade in Apple Pay Services that allows you to pay in stores without using your physical cards, much safer and faster. Very convenient.
We know that the iPhone XS could be easily overshadowed by the iPhone XS Max, but it’s not such a huge difference. The latter has a slightly-better processor, a slightly-bigger battery life and slightly-sharper camera.
And we think that the iPhone XS is more reasonably priced than the iPhone XS Max. In terms of weight, the iPhone XS is 1.10 ounces much lighter than iPhone XS. According to Apple, the A12 Bionic Chipset is fifteen percent (15%) faster than A11 Bionic Chipset that powered the iPhone X last year.
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X Max
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1242 x 2688 pixels
6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm)
7.13 oz (202 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Red
Gold, Space Grey, Silver
Gold, Space Grey, Silver
The iPhone XS and X Max are worth upgrading to if you are owning older models like iPhone 7, iPhone 8 iPhone 8 plus. The iPhone XS’s price starts at $999 for a 64GB model, $1,149 for 256 GB and $1, 349 for 512 GB.
So, is it worth it to upgrade to the iPhone XS? It does feature slightly improved features than iPhone X but it might not be worth the upgrade. It all depends on your personal preferences, but you might also want to check out the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone Xr.
What makes iPhone X a critical buy during the holidays?
It is the smartphone of the future considering its futuristic design and overall specs.
It stepped up its game in mobile photography with DSLR-like and face mapping solutions.
It is limited in stocks so buyers may consume everything the moment it’s released.
If you are planning to just upgrade and unlock your iPhone 4S to at least see something new from your device, don’t. In the first place, smartphones are a great investment, a quality device, that is. Hence, despite the price, if you need that much of a phone then you must invest in one. Perhaps, Apple’s anniversary phone, the iPhone X?
Apple has unlocked iPhone X’s extravagant specs earlier this year, and truth be told, it has sent the world abuzz. Well, no wonder! Apple’s known for its quality devices and high technology solutions. Thus, people are anticipating its first official release on November 3. However, if you were to buy the iPhone X, remember not to buy it during the holidays. Why? Here are some of the reasons we’ve observed:
It’s the smartphone of the future, admit it.
Have you seen iPhone X’s design? It’s superb and something to look out for. No, we’re not hyping it up. The iPhone X itself can attest to the fact that its overall design and build is a total upgrade from its predecessors.
Let’s start with its bezel-less panel. Indeed, many are looking forward to iPhone X being a full screen, no buttons needed. Today, as the said device was already introduced to the public, many were captured by its beauty. No bezels meant a full viewing panel and gaming platform!
Moving on, no bezels and home buttons meant: no touch ID. In the iPhone X, Apple seems to experiment with a technology without the power of fingerprints, rather a person’s face through their face ID facial recognition system. Whether this is a wise move or not, only time could tell. However, what’s great about it is that we are moving further into the future of technology – something iPhone X can let people feel in the present time.
Lastly, it’s the era of OLED – a better way to view things through your mobile phone!
Mobile photography has never been this good.
We can’t deny it, but mobile photography via Apple products is just surreal. The lens it uses from the previous products alone was already of high-quality, what more now that it upgraded to the dual lens trend. Let’s break down the details.
A 12MP telephoto camera used for 2x optical zoom. While the telephoto camera was already integrated into the iPhone 8 Plus, the said version in the iPhone X is notably Plus, it features optical image stabilization (OIS) that reduces blurred snaps caused by wobbly hand-induced camera shake.
A 7MP selfie camera with Face ID technology. With the recent popularity of iPhone 8 Plus’ Portrait Mode (snaps only available on the rear camera), it can be expected that the iPhone X will level this up with its integration of facial recognition technology by moving this in the selfie department. Isn’t it great?
Integration of Apple’s exclusively designed image signal processor (ISP). Apple has been making progress in the technologies it uses in its products. One of which is its self-designed ISP, which increases speed and efficiency of pixel processing, low-light autofocus, and noise reduction. Thus, addressing most of the common concerns of mobile photographers in camera specs.
It’s so limited in stocks!
Aside from the high technology solutions that Apple has integrated with its newest super flagship mobile unit, here comes the saddening truth: its limited supply.
It may be common for all iPhones to be limited in stocks upon its first release in the market. However, it seemed that the iPhone X unlocks a new level into the ‘the least number of supply’ in iPhone releases. As explained in Notebook Check’s website, the problem may be due to the difficulty in the supply of Face ID and OLED production. Well, seems valid.
There you go! It is undeniable why Apple fans are itching to buy its anniversary phone. It’s the epitome of future on mobiles with the high-tech solutions integrated into the unit, plus the brand’s already proven and tested for quality products. Hence, also why it is critical to purchase the new Apple flagship.
You can always try to purchase one on its official release on November 3 or onwards. You will surely get one if you must, right?
A travel platform like Klook for the perfect destinations and activities.
A travel planner like Google Trips for an organized itinerary.
A hotel booking app like Hotels.com for the best hotel deals.
A flight booking app like Hopper for the best plane ticket deals.
An accurate international weather forecast app like Accuweather.
The “unlock my phone“ tip is the most important advice you will need when traveling abroad. Mainly because it makes communicating with your loved ones easier and cheaper. However, if you are done with that and is still having trouble getting your way through different places as you travel abroad, there may be essential smartphone apps that you have been missing for a while now.
Truth be told that there’s a lot of travel apps that you can find in the app store. However, the plethora of options can be tricky for actual use. Hence, here are 5 ideal apps that are useful and proven effective in making the best out of your next travel abroad.
Klook is a growing travel platform that offers travelers the best deals, activities, and attractions that one can book in the simplest way possible. You just need to type in the place in their website’s search bar – whether that’s Hong Kong, Singapore, or South Korea – and they will immediately turn you over into a page full of all suggestions on how you can enjoy the trip wherever you plan to go. Aside from that, they also have a sidebar which lets you browse base on categories that include the following:
Attractions and shows
Tours and sightseeing
Activities and experiences
Food and wellness
These categories are also divided into more specific activities so it isn’t hard to get the right deals.
What more should you look for? With Klook, you will never waste a single penny on your next travel abroad!
If you are a fan of Google products, you will definitely love their travel app named Google Trips. With its aim to create a to-go itinerary for its users that effectively helps them to plan less and see more of their dream destinations, there’s nothing to worry about traveling anymore. You can freely organize your plane tickets and hotel reservations in one place, research the place you are traveling to, and even get free personalized recommendations based on your Google search history. Who would’ve thought traveling could be this easy?
No worries! You don’t need Wi-Fi or data to access your itinerary and your maps. You can download them all to your phone and access them offline. Need we say more?
Hotels.com is one of the most convenient hotel booking app at the app store. It offers users great hotel deals plus all the information you need to book. More so, whether you are using your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you can easily access the app and site to get the best deals for your next big travel abroad. Furthermore, it also has customer-focus features such as Secret Prices that allows you to get the best, budget-wise hotel deals of all time and Hotels.com Rewards which offers free nights on particular conditions! Who wouldn’t want that?
Hopper is a flight booking app that offers great deals. It guides its customers on when is the best time to buy plane tickets. No regrets, you will definitely score the best deals yet for your next travel destination.
The weather is a significant consideration when traveling, as it can either make or break your travel itinerary. With Accuweather by your side, you will never go wrong with your plans. It gives the most up-to-date weather forecasts – from long-term to at-the-moment type of forecasts on your exact address. A great way to find out whether to bring an umbrella or a sunblock cream, right?
Going to a place that’s not familiar to you can be tricky. Though it may be an exciting adventure, hence, it could also be a recipe for a disaster waiting to happen without the right tools. With these apps, you will be able to plan better, organize your destinations, and even get the best deals to further maximize your budget. After all, who wouldn’t want something great for a lesser cost?
For iOS phone, simply navigate your phone’s settings and look for Cellular Data Network. If it’s present, then your phone may be unlocked given that this section allows users to manually change their phone’s carrier.
For Android phone, proceed to your phone’s settings and look for the Network Operator option. Scan for networks and select one to try if it works. If it does, your phone may be unlocked.
In general, people try to swap out their SIM cards with a different carrier’s SIM and tries to make a call if it works.
Another alternative way to check your phone’s lock status is through your IMEI number and enter this on an IMEI checker website.
“Having my phone unlocked is the sweetest way to communicate when I travel.” – said every traveler out there. Truth be told, when traveling out of the country, it can be very frustrating to commit to expensive roaming charges. Unlike carrier phones, unlocked phones allow you to swap out your SIM to any local SIM card wherever you are. Furthermore, you get to spend your money for other expenses. However, how would you know if your phone’s unlocked?
Without further ado, here are some amazing ways to figure out if your phone’s unlocked!
How to Figure Out if iOS Phone is Unlocked
In order to check if your iOS phone is unlocked, you may proceed to the cellular setting. While it may not exactly tell you that your phone’s unlocked, it’s a decent indicator that you may not swap out your SIM with a different one. Just make sure to follow these steps:
Go to Settings and look for Cellular.
Select Cellular and scroll to Cellular Data Network.
If the Cellular Data Network option is present, this may indicate that the phone is unlocked. Otherwise, it’s a carrier phone. This is due to the fact that this option allows the user to change carriers.
How to Figure Out if Android Phone is Unlocked
For Android phones, the indication that your phone may be an unlocked phone may seem similar with iOS phones. However, the procedure may depend on the version of the operating system and of course, the manufacturer. For the sole reason that interfaces may vary according to the brand’s customization.
Moving forward, here’s how you can figure out if your Android phone’s unlocked:
Go to Settings and proceed to Network/Mobile Network/Cellular Network (or however your phone refers to Network setting as this may differ with the brand).
Look for Network Operator and Search/Scan for networks.
Wait until it shows you the results.
Once the results show, try connecting on one of the networks and wait if your phone can pick up a signal.
If there is, try making a call.
So, here’s the thing: if your phone showed a list of different networks, it could be that your phone is unlocked. However, there are also cases that your carrier may have had arrangements with other carriers, hence, the connection.
If you are not satisfied with the result, you may still proceed with the general method of figuring out if your phone’s unlocked.
General Method of Figuring Out if Phone is Unlocked?
If you are having trouble figuring out whether your phone’s unlocked or not, you can always refer to this general method of doing so. Maybe then, you will be able to say: “Dude, my phone’s unlocked. ‘Gotta say goodbye to expensive roaming charges!”
First, look or borrow a different carrier’s SIM card. Then, simply swap out your existing SIM with it and then check your phone if it finds the network. This may appear in the form of signal bars or a prompt telling you that a new network has been inserted on your phone. Afterwards, try making a call. If it registers, then your phone’s unlocked. Otherwise, it’s not.
Alternative Way to Figure Out if Phone is Unlocked (via IMEI)
Well, if you are willing to go technical this time, you can move forward with International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) checking. You can get your IMEI information from your phone and enter this on an IMEI checker website to know the lock status of your phone. In order to get your IMEI information, dial *#060#. If this works on your phone, a 15-digit number will appear. Otherwise, you may navigate through your phone Settings and look for About Phone/Device. You may find an IMEI section there, and under it is the 15-digit number.
Here’s a sample video in getting your phone’s IMEI information (for Samsung Galaxy S4):
You may now enter the number in the checker and it will show you the lock status of your phone. However, the thing about this method is that there are websites that won’t be really accurate with the results. Thus, be sure to look for one that can do so.
Figuring out if your phone is unlocked can be easy – however way you choose to perform the checking. If a particular method wouldn’t work for you, you can always opt for an alternative.
Now, if you find out that yours is a locked phone, you can always choose to unlock it. There are convenient unlocking services like UnlockBase that will provide you the easiest, fastest, and safest service for unlocking your phone. No, we’re not kidding. Please feel free to contact us for further details!
Consider the operating system whether it’s iOS, Android, or Windows.
Look into the phone’s specifications to determine which suits your needs best.
Filter your choices through the phone’s features and choose what’s useful for you.
Determine which of your options fits best in your budget range.
The competition in the smartphone industry is getting a lot tougher, with the variety of options from locked to unlocked devices courtesy of T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and smartphone manufacturers who made these magnificent units possible in the market.
However, along with the variety of options that these carriers and brands have offered in the market, the difficulty in choosing the best smartphone for you might be harder than you thought. Hence, we are offering you four effective tips in choosing your next smartphone, which will definitely lead you to your perfect match!
Consider the Operating System
To better choose what you want for your next smartphone, you may consider the three main types of operating system that’s out in the market.
Out of all these three, iOS and Android remains to be the majority’s favorites. Mainly because iOS offers convenience, security, and simplicity of its products. Android, on contrary, offers a variety of options for customization. Of course, Windows remains available on your options, in case you prefer a smartphone that is highly integrated with Microsoft products and high-quality camera lenses.
To be able to check on the operating systems further, we recommend that you try a demo device at their stores.
Initially, you can assess a smartphone’s specs from these five key factors: processor, RAM, internal storage, battery life, and the camera quality.
Processor. Basically, a smartphone’s processor is stated based on the number of cores and the speed in gigahertz (GHz). These numbers indicate how powerful and fast the smartphone will be able to run the games and apps that you prefer to install.
Random-access memory (RAM). RAM is measured in gigabytes (GB) and refers to the overall amount of storage the device is capable of multitasking apps. When it comes to RAM, it is true that the higher is better. This comes most necessary if you’re the gamer type of smartphone user as games require more RAM than any other apps.
Internal storage. A device’s internal storage, or memory as some would call it, also plays a huge part in preventing app crashes. This also comes in handy if you are the type of user who loves storing music, videos, photos, and other files.
Battery life. Today, the maximum battery life of smartphones has increased to 5000mAh, providing a longer time for users to play and chat on their phones.
Camera quality. Camera quality isn’t an issue today, given that more and more smartphone brands tend to commercialize better, competitive camera lenses. Typically, camera quality is measured in megapixels (MP), and as long as cameras are concerned, the higher the MP, the better. However, if you are keen on the camera details, you may also go further into the specifics such as the aperture, shutter speed, zoom lens, and others.
However, it would be best not to rely on what is written on the paper. In assessing specs, it is still better to try a demo device or go through phone reviews online for real-world assessment.
Filter via Special Features
Once you have narrowed down your preferred units based on their specs, you can also filter them with what particular features they offer. In the first place, this is where these smartphones remain distinct from each other. It may be the phone’s display, screen size, or the body of the handset.
Today, color also matters to consumers including old rose, gold, and matte black variations to name a few. However, given the tough competition when it comes to features, most well-known brands prefer going for functionality over aesthetics. Thus, the rise of waterproof and shock resistant smartphones – from the 2, 2.5, and 3D glass panel displays, wireless charging, Micro SD slots, removable battery, in-cell navigation buttons display, to the continuously innovating fingerprint technologies that people are looking forward to for a while now.
Determine Which Fits Your Budget Range
Of course, you will need to consider the price range in choosing your smartphone as well. Typically, iOS phones are much more expensive than Android phones. This includes Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy Edge units at the top of the list. If you prefer, however, a lower cost yet phones that run on Android, you may opt for a HTC, Huawei, LG, or Motorola product.
Don’t rush though, since there are a lot of brands to choose from. In addition, a variety of deals from carriers that you can take into your advantage.
As highlighted in these tips, it is truly important that you choose a smartphone that fits your preference, lifestyle, and budget perfectly. Through this, you will be able to find satisfaction on your next smartphone.
However, what are they in particular? Here is a list of 2017’s newest smartphones you shouldn’t miss and should think about if you are looking for a new phone!
Despite having been released at the market on April 21, Samsung is still worth the overview. With the grand launch of the said brand’s most awaited smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, new impressive features have come in addition to Samsung’s renowned ‘edge’ series. Its sleek design and curved edged body further emphasized the handset’s infinite display that measures to 5.8 and 6.2 inches respectively. In addition, given the infinite space at the front, Samsung chose to move the fingerprint scanner at its rear just beside the 30MP camera.
More so, the units also feature Samsung’s very own digital assistant, Bixby, which served as its newest star-feature.
Xiaomi’s popularity over time has extended far and wide, hence, it is pretty much one of the most anticipated brands of 2017. On April 19, Xiaomi Mi 6 has moved the bar to another level with its impressive specifications, more so, on the expected launch of Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus in the latter half of 2017. To date, Xiaomi Mi 6 features a metal chrome that supports its glass back and refined stainless steel structure which is available in blue, black, and silver color. Furthermore, it is sold in 64GB and 128GB and in regular and premium ceramic models. What is great about this brand is it has high-end specs yet is still affordable.
LG has been exciting its loyal customers and the world with its newest premium unit, the LG G6. LG G6 was first launched in South Korea but was not available for the rest of the world until April of 2017. The unit features a 5.7-inch FullVision 9:18 display that showcases a larger display given its compact body which is designed with shock and water resistance. In addition, it is running on a Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM storage allowing maximum usage on the device.
Being the lead in technology today, Google launches yet another duo that will surely hit the market flawlessly. Aside from its predecessors’ great camera and software experience, Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 lineup boasts a pure android experience given the brand’s newest version of AI-based Google Assistant. However, Google admits the flaws that appeared in the previous Pixel units – which hopefully, will be addressed upon its launch this year.
Apple has just launched iPhone 7 last year, but the anticipation over iPhone 8 (or whichever it may be called) has been going on for about a while now. Having this mentioned, there were leaks upon the design of Apple’s newest unit in which according to CNet – will include “…a huge redesign on its OLED display, wireless charging, and of course, its operating system that are expected to feature some high-end AR capabilities.” However, given the latest updates on fingerprint technology, Apple seems to be redesigning their flagship on touch ID as well.
With the progress that the recent discoveries in technology have contributed to the world, it is no doubt that there are more to come for smartphones today, tomorrow, and the incoming days. So keep your eyes open for the next smartphone updates and be ready to experience them at its fullest!