What is Phone Unlocking?
When you purchase a phone from a service provider like AT&T or Sprint, the phone comes with a software lock on it so you can’t use your phone on a different carrier. Having a locked phone means you have to buy a new expensive phone if you want to switch to another service provider. Or when you use your phone to travel, you will have to pay expensive roaming charges.
Cell phone unlocking unlocks your phone so you can use it on another carrier. The network lock is disabled so you can insert any sim card from any carrier. Unlocking your cell phone will allow you to maximize the use of your phone. Follow this link to learn more about the benefits of unlocked smartphones.
We Unlock iPhones and Cell Phones
Unlocking cell phones is one of the popular services we offer at iCare Repair. Some customers have their phones unlocked because they want to switch to a new carrier that provides a better plan, or they want to try out a less expensive prepaid carrier. There are also customers who want unlocked phones because they are always traveling overseas and want to use a local sim card to avoid data roaming fees.
|Unlock Service||Compatible Devices||Turnaround Time||Price|
|AT&T Unlock 100% Success (Fast)||iPhone 2G/3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S/6/6+/6S/6S+/7/7+ (Any iPhone originally on AT&T)||24 hours to 3 weeks (usually 12 to 72 hours)||$115|
|AT&T Unlock 80 to 90% Success (Economy)||iPhone 2G/3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S/6/6+/7/7+ (iPhone must be originally on AT&T. Limited to mostly just off-contract or unactivated devices, but it is best to use this service as a first attempt to see if your device is eligible to unlock through it. It is cheaper than the regular service because the economy database has access to a limited amount of IMEIs, whereas the regular service has access to all IMEIs. For an active or in-contract device, the success rate varies.)||1 to 5 business days||$40|
|T-Mobile USA Unlock (All Normal Clean iPhones)||iPhone 4/4S/5/5C/5S/6/6+/6S/6S+/7/7+ (iPhone must be originally on T-Mobile and have a clean ESN.)||1 to 2 weeks||iPhone 5S and older - $120 iPhone 6 and newer - $140|
|Sprint Unlock - All iPhones (International GSM Unlock Only)||iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6+/6S/6S+/7/7+ (It can only unlock a device for use on an international GSM network. It will not work on any network within the USA, besides Sprint. It DOES NOT unlock for international use on a CDMA network, only GSM.)||1 to 7 business days||iPhone 5S and older - $105 iPhones 6 and 6+ - $135 iPhone 6S and newer - $145|
|Samsung Phone Unlock (All GSM Networks)||Any GSM Samsung phone that is compatible with entering an unlock code when a SIM from a foreign carrier is inserted. Please accurately note the purchase region of the device so that we use the correct database. If it's T-Mobile and it says, "Device can be remotely unlocked" when a foreign SIM is inserted, this service can still be used but requires a server-side whitelist and a special app on the phone to complete the unlock instead of an unlock code.||1 to 5 days||$80|
|Nokia Lumia Phone Unlock (AT&T)||Any Nokia Lumia phone (originally on AT&T to which an unlock code can be entered)||5 to 15 business days||$60|
|HTC Phone Unlock (All GSM Networks)||All HTC phones originally on a GSM carrier in the USA (except the HTC Fuze on AT&T will not work)||1 to 24 hours||HTC One M7 and older - $45 HTC One M8 and newer - $60|
|Sony Xperia Phone Unlock (All GSM Networks)||GSM Sony Xperia phones to which an unlock code can be entered||3 to 7 business days||$80|
|LG Phone Unlock (All GSM Networks)||Any LG phone originally on a GSM carrier to which an unlock code can be entered||5 to 15 minutes||$40|
|Motorola Phone Unlock (All GSM Networks)||Any Motorola phone originally on a GSM carrier to which an unlock code can be entered||1 to 5 business days||$65|
|Huawei Phone Unlock (All GSM Networks)||Any Huawei phone originally on a GSM carrier to which an unlock code can be entered||12 to 48 hours||$45|