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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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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.
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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.
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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.
Related: Want to unlock your iPhone and use it with another carrier? Here’s how!
iPhone Xr’s Build and Design
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.
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iPhone Xr vs. iPhone Xs Max vs. iPhone 8 plus
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.
Related: Permanent sim unlock for iPhones
iPhone Xr is graded lower compared to the other two newest release flagships of Apple- iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.
However, if you were a fan of iPhone 8 plus but you want the look of iPhone Xs and Xs max, iPhone Xr is the one for you.
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.
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iPhone Xs Max Build and Design
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.
Thinking of Unlocking Your iPhone Xs Max. Read this first!
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.
||iPhone Xs Max
||LG V40 ThinQ
||Huawei Mate 20
||1242 x 2688 pixels
||1440 x 3120 pixels
||1080 x 2244 pixels
||HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
||HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
||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.
Be first! Unlock your iPhone XS Max for a better experience! Click here.
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.
Want to Unlock Your iPhone XS? Here’s How.
iPhone XS Smart Camera System
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.
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iPhone XS vs iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone XS Max
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.
Be cool! Unlock your iPhone XS for a better experience! Click here.
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.
The simplicity of mobile issues before, like SIM network unlock PIN and changing themes has definitely escalated into something bigger today. With most phone manufacturers aim to address these sorts of concern, the evolution of high-quality smartphones has consequently changed these portable equipment’s sole purpose – to make communication easier for people.
With that said, it can be expected that the turnover of simple issues like SIM network unlock PIN to camera lens quality has dominated the manufacturers’ checklist of must-haves in a mobile phone. Indeed, this can be seen in the newest and incoming flagship units of well-known brands such as Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy S9. Here are our few main points in the grandest mobile rivalry of the nearing future.
A Review on iPhone X’s Revolutionary Specs
Whether you have witnessed how the iPhone X turned its loyal fans go wild in its official announcement last September of this year, the final look and feel of the said mobile unit was a definite to go for.
To fill you in with the details, here are the major considerations on why the iPhone X is a must-have:
A bezel-less screen and a notch
In fact, this one is the boldest change Apple has ever implemented on its units. Not only did it make its screen a complete viewing platform, but it also has finally let go of its home button.
It used a water-resistant technology to keep the device from damages water can bring, incorporated a full, Super Retina OLED display (458 PPI) that measures up to 5.8 inches, and retained the True Tone display technology. All of which enabling this futuristic device to better address users’ needs when it comes to their viewing experience.
In addition, it included a notch on the upper part of the phone where a lot of sensors reside, enabling the face mapping technology possible.
As we’ve mentioned above, Apple has finally let go of its iconic home button for swiping gestures, and its Touch ID fingerprint sensor for a Face ID. Indeed, it may seem a little bit messy at first, but Apple is deciding that people have to embrace the future. By that, they meant the iPhone X.
Through the Face ID, users will be able to unlock their phones with just a look at it. Apple made sure to integrate the finest technologies in the notch to make this security feature possible on its anniversary phone. True to their words, the phone is not only able to recognize you during the day, but also even in the night with its flood illuminator that projects light to your face to make the sensor work.
This feature is also applicable for Apple Pay and third-party apps that support Touch ID.
A11 Bionic processor
This processor, as introduced in the iPhone 8, will also appear in the iPhone X. One can expect that an iPhone performance will never be the same again, as it includes:
- 2 performance cores
- 4 high-quality efficiency cores
- exclusive self-designed GPU
Additionally, the most look forwarded artificial intelligence powered animojis. Need we say more?
This thing about dual-lens cameras is prevalent over premium smartphones today. Apple, in turn, has included one for them, but in a really exciting manner. It has equipped the iPhone X with two 12MP rear cameras that both features an optical image stabilization (OIS). These sensors allow the camera to avoid noise and take better high-quality photos in a faster manner. You will never go wrong with Apple’s products when it comes to photos, indeed.
With this information, one can say that the iPhone X is one of the future phones people will finally get to experience. The overall innovation in the said anniversary phone of Apple has opened a whole new level of mobile experience in their newest product.
A Sneak Peek on Samsung Galaxy S9’s Leaked Specs
Just a few months after the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+‘s release, people can’t help but wonder about the S9’s look and feel. Not to mention that Apple has also released the official look of their anniversary model. Here are a few details we collected from the leaked information of Samsung Galaxy S9 as per Trusted Reviews writing.
An all-around curve
According to Trusted Reviews, a Korean news outlet has reported that Samsung’s working on a lamination process to make phone screens curved on all four sides. This particular information goes to show that Samsung is particularly focused on transforming its flagship Galaxy unit’s display to a full edge-to-edge, almost nonexistent bezel, curved infinity display.
The in-screen fingerprint sensor
Along with the four curved edges, Samsung seems to also let go of its signature Home button in place of an in-screen fingerprint sensor. (Why is everyone doing that?) This one’s good news though, since Samsung will also have to let go of the guilt-inducing smudge-prone fingerprint scanner beside its rear camera lens.
The 7-nanometer processor
We have two things here: a Snapdragon 845 chipset (newest of its line, however, not entirely guaranteed) and the 7nm processor. Just imagine how small that is.
The thing about the Snapdragon 845 chipset is that it’ll surely create a new mobile experience out of the device given the speed and a maximum number of applications it can process. Along with it is the 7nm CPU architecture that’s expected to be integrated into the device. This little number defines the distance between each transistor that makes computing tasks to take place. Simply put, the smaller the number, the more transistors can fit on a single chip – which only means a much better performance that you can expect from the device.
The Exynos chipset
What may be a guaranteed part of the new Samsung Galaxy unit is the new Exynos chipset deployed with an LTE modem. As reports say, it is a preparation for the upcoming 5G era of network speed given the emphasized 1.2GBps optimal download speed.
Thus, no more room for SIM network unlock PIN issues, hopefully.
With these points given, despite that of Samsung Galaxy S9’s unconfirmed specs, these two mobile models are definitely moving into the future through integrating the latest phone technologies and solutions. It may need some getting used to, but it’s still coming – whether it’s today or two years after.
Moreover, it doesn’t matter if you are pro Face ID or in-screen fingerprint sensor – what matters now is that you are going to experience a whole new level of convenience through your smartphone unit. You can wait for November to buy an iPhone X or a few months after the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S9 on February 2018, feel free to choose!
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?
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+ How to Unlock An iPhone
+ Your unlock service Options
+ What is Apple GSX Check
+ Factory Locked vs Network Unlocked
+ Things to remember before getting any iPhone unlock services
How do I permanently SIM unlock my iPhone?
Is it legal?
Is it possible?
These are just a few of the most common questions about iPhone unlock that had confused people since time immemorial. So, we are going to answer that right here, right now. Let me start off by telling you about unlocking an iPhone:
- It is possible.
- It is legal.
Now, let’s proceed on the million-dollar question: how do you SIM/network unlock an iPhone permanently?
Well, you have two options:
- Ask your Carrier/ Network Provider.
- Ask a third party device- unlock service provider (that’s us!).
This, we will discuss in the latter part of this article. (Jump to this explanation)
TL;DR : I know you’re itching to know how to unlock your iPhone so, here’s how we do it:
The Splendid Truth: There is no need to Enter an “Unlock Code” on ALL Apple devices, all the process is done via iTunes after you receive a confirmation from us about your *order for a Permanent Factory Unlock.
- Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
- Make sure your iPhone is updated with the latest version of iOS.
- Switch ON your iPhone with a SIM Card from a non-compatible network.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer using the Original USB Cable.
- Launch iTunes and wait until iTunes detect your iPhone.
- Now disconnect your iPhone and reconnect it after 10 seconds.
- And voila! Your iPhone is now Unlocked!
In the unlikely event that your iPhone failed to unlock, please restore your device following the official guideline from Apple – Click Here!
If you happen to have a second-hand device, make sure the previous owner has turned off the *Find My iPhone* feature on it and erased all contents and settings.
Of course, unlocking your iPhone should be that easy given you know (and is sure about) all the necessary information needed. However, if you purchased your iPhone through an e-commerce site and can’t get ahold of the original owner, we normally run an Apple GSX Check to get all these information. This, and more we will discuss at a more in-depth level later (you can jump to this explanation).
But as promised, let’s discuss your iPhone unlock options further.
Option #1: Carrier
If you had your iPhone from your carrier through a postpaid plan, they’re not likely to let you go just as easily. If you are still in a contract (usually 2 years), chances are, you have to pay the remaining device balance and the unlock processing fee. I know, I know, that’s outrageous, but for now, that’s how things are.
Ok so now, you are probably thinking about device balance, “I thought the phone was for free if I’m on a plan?” Well, not so fast.
If you had your iPhone through a plan, it means your phone is subsidized and a part of your price plan is meant to pay off the device for 24 months. Wonder why out of contract plans are way lower? That should answer it.
Moreso, even if you have purchased your iPhone outright from a carrier, there’s still a possibility that it is locked with them. And that means you must have been better off buying it straight from Apple. The same rule goes for almost every smartphone brand.
Even if you purchased your device outright, you still have to pay for unlocking processing fee which cost varies per carrier in most cases. Good thing, we have option 2!
Option # 2: Us!
As you might have already seen in the earlier part, it is really so easy to get your iPhone unlocked. However, as I have already mentioned, you have to be able to provide important information about your iPhone so we can do it successfully.
You only need three vital information about your iPhone:
✔ It’s locked- to Carrier
✔ Network Unlock Status
✔ Next Tether Activation Policy
If you are unsure about your iPhone’s original carrier, you have the option to take advantage of our veritable Apple GSX Check service. This is an exclusive offer to all iPhone users who wish to unlock their iPhones.
Although there are free online sources that can give you some information about your iPhone, they’re likely limited and can’t give you all the necessary data needed in order to get your iPhone permanently unlocked.
Also, if you have purchased your iPhone from e-commerce sites for a seriously low price, you should know if it’s blacklisted or not. There’s no way you can use a phone that is listed in your country’s blacklist database. We will tell you more about blacklisted phones here.
So, what is an Apple GSX Check? And why should you go for it?
All About Apple GSX Check
If this isn’t your first time researching about how to unlock an iPhone, you have probably seen how an Apple GSX Check Report looks like, but you just didn’t know that it is what it is. But forget about all of them because they are totally unlike what we offer. (trying not to sound pitchy!)
We get our GSX Check report straight from an official Apple Database and we interpret the data for you because it’s totally filled with jargons only Apple employees understand. Unless of course, if you insist you want to read it yourself, but you’ve got to spend more time surfing the net trying to understand a trifling detail.
Ok, so how does it look like?
Here’s an example of one of our GSX Check Report:
“Serial Number: DNRP6JLKG5MF Initial Activation Policy ID: 2023 MEID: Activation Policy Description: US Verizon LTE Unlocked Policy IMEI: 358372067877309 Applied Activation Policy ID: 2023 Part Description: iPhone 6 Applied Activation Policy Description: US Verizon LTE Unlocked Policy Product Version: 9.2.1 Next Tether Policy ID: 2023 Last Restore Date: Next Tether Activation Policy Description: US Verizon LTE Unlocked Policy Bluetooth MAC Address: First Unbrick Date: 14/03/15 Last Unbrick Date: Unbricked: Unlocked: true Unlock Date: 24/02/16”
I know, that’s an overwhelming amount of data (and it varies most of the time) but it contains all the information you need to get your iPhone permanently unlocked. So, let me break it down for ya.
If you see:
“Unlocked: true” = Phone is already UNLOCKED
“Unlocked: false”= Phone is NOT UNLOCKED
From the data above, we can conclude that the iPhone 6 from USA Verizon LTE is already UNLOCKED.
Now, if you have “Unlocked: False”, you have to follow up on the “Next Tether Activation Policy” section. The “policy” of an iPhone determines what happens to the iPhone the next time it is “Restored” with iTunes. So if it says “Unlocked: False” A phone can be “Locked” according to a Simlock State on GSX Check report, but “Unlockable” as soon as the customer Restore his iPhone according to the Next Tether Policy of the GSX Check report. (Official Guide to restore and apply new policy: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201252)
These are other possible results:
Next Tether Activation Policy: Multi Mode Unlock = Phone is Unlocked
Next Tether Activation Policy: Network Name + Unlocked Policy = Phone is Unlocked
Next Tether Activation Policy: Network Name = Phone is Locked or will Relock after restoring
We usually conduct an Apple GSX Check before we proceed on unlocking an iPhone because we want to know more about its history and for us to be able to set proper expectations.
Moreover, there are also other qualifying factors for us to be able to permanently unlock an iPhone and it varies on each carrier. One example would be if it’s still under a contract with a carrier or not; that’s one factor that makes the prices vary and you can look it up here.
Note that prior to paying for any unlocking service, you should make sure that the FMI feature (Find My iPhone) is not enabled. It will be impossible to hard reset the iPhone, and for us to be able to apply the new unlock “policy” with iTunes you’ll need to have the iCloud account access like the password and username.
So, if you purchase your iPhone online, make sure that you have the iCloud access or that the previous owner already erased all the settings before they hand it over to you.
Now, before you go and rant on social media about how bad your e-commerce seller was, let’s explore some much-needed information for your iPhone unlock research.
Factory Unlocked vs Network Unlocked
So, what is really the difference between Factory Unlocked and Network Unlocked?
A lot of people sometimes interchange the terms as if they are the same, but there’s obviously a big difference between these terms and how they apply to a more practical aspect when it comes to unlocking your iPhone.
I guess the picture says it all. Nonetheless, let me tell you.
A factory unlocked iPhone is a phone that is unlocked by the OEM or the Original Equipment Manufacturer, meaning to say, you got it straight from Apple and it doesn’t have any installed software that ties it to a certain carrier. Technically speaking, you bought it already unlocked.
A network unlocked iPhone, on the other hand, is a phone that was once tied to a carrier and was unlocked by them or by a third party service provider so that the iPhone can be used with a different carrier or network.
Do note that a network unlocked iPhone, however, can relock again when it is restored to iTunes depending on its Next Tether Activation Policy. Again, we will be able to see this “Policy” in an Apple GSX Check report. This is the reason why we encourage all of our customers to run a GSX Check first before proceeding on unlocking their iPhones.
6 Things You Should Remember When Getting A Third Party Unlock Service For Your iPhone:
1. Never fall for any free unlock via software download.
As mentioned earlier, iPhones don’t need any unlock codes to become permanently locked and neither need any software. Don’t fall for anyone who asks you to download and install a software or app on your iPhone to get it unlocked because they’re likely only concerned about the important information they can get out of your phone.
Even if they say it’s for free, don’t do it.
2. Be fully informed about ALL existing service and privacy policies.
All the existing privacy and service policies of the company should be properly disclosed and documented. They should use SSL and have secure checkout or payment pages that ensure all the data, including your card information, remains private.
3. Have a truthful and legitimate “About Us” pages and give true reviews and testimonials.
The web is one big happy and free place for fraudsters to play around, and one way to make sure that a service provider is real is to research more about them in any reliable and long-term product and services review sites and read legitimate testimonials from their previous customers.
4. Provide Invoice When Requested and have secure checkout payment.
Invoice or receipt of payment is pretty explanatory but that’s one of the things people take for granted when extremely hyped up or in a hurry.
5. Work with carriers or legitimate vendors.
You can easily ask this information from any customer service representative on chat or over the phone, don’t let it slip.
6. Will issue refund when unable to deliver.
A refund should be given to you if they didn’t solve your issue, given of course, that you disclosed all or has gone through the processes that give your service provider all the necessary information.
In the unlikely event that we can’t deliver, we will issue you a refund. That’s one thing we always assure our customers. When the claim is proven true by our vendors or by you, we’ll issue you a refund right away.
If there’s anything that you want to add here, we’d love to hear from you!
It can be well worthwhile shopping around for an iPhone from the States, especially if the dollar is at a competitive rate. Many customers buy an iPhone from there, either from a website, while enjoying a visit, or they can pick up a bargain deal for a used iPhone from home by visiting Ebay USA.
The fact is, the price of an iPhone from the USA is often cheaper than it is in Europe. For example, the Apple store price in the US for a 64GB iPhone 6 is $749, whereas in France it is €819. If we convert to euros, (taking a rate of $1.25/EUR on average over the last 12 months), that puts the price at around €600, a saving of almost €220!
However, the used iPhones sold from the United States are usually blocked by the cellphone service provider.
It’s therefore important to pay attention to whether the phone is SIM FREE, or UNLOCKED (i.e. free of any operator). If not, the cost of unlocking the phone will need to be added to the purchase price. If the phone is locked you might be able to convince the former owner to request that AT&T unlock the phone. If not, you will have no choice but to pay for an unlocking service.
Cost of unlocking a USA iPhone, contract or unpaid
To unlock an AT&T USA iPhone only costs about $9.9 and the service is usually activated within 24 hours. But if your iPhone is connected to an ongoing contract, or there are arrears on the account, then the rate and the period is higher (see the site for rates). So when you buy your used iPhone, be sure to ask the owner if it is in compliance with its operator and whether there are any “Unpaid Bills” or “Unpaid dues”. Usually AT&T will sell a phone with a 2-year subscription. So if the phone has only a few months of contract left, there is a good chance that it is “barred.”
Compare the total cost of unlocking an iPhone on Orange France vs AT&T USA
To do this, take the case of an iPhone under 3 months: iPhone 64GB + cellphone unlocking = total cost.
USA AT&T: 600 € + 35 € = € 635.00
Orange FR: € 819 + € 75 = € 894.00
A total difference of €259!
Pay close attention to the American cellphone provider
Be careful when you make your choice because a locked USA iPhone from other cellphone operators, e.g. T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon can cost a lot more to unlock. T-Mobile USA, for example, costs four times more to unlock than AT&T, about €115.00!
Regarding Sprint and Verizon, there are two important points to note. First, make sure the iPhone has a compatible GSM network. Sprint and Verizon use a different technology which is prevalent in the United States. In general the recent iPhones are multi-network and are therefore compatible, but it is best to check before buying the IMEI number whether the iDevice is GSM or not.
Secondly, for Sprint USA if there are ANY arrears it will be impossible to unlock the phone. We receive many requests to unlock Sprint USA cellphones but in 70% of cases there are unpaid dues and the operator refuses to unlock the device. However when the client file attached to the phone is “clean”, Sprint and Verizon release the phone quite fast and at an affordable price of just €20.00
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