You can unlock your Vodafone phone by code in three simple steps online:
1. Fill in unlock request form
2. Receive unlocking code by e-mail
3. Type unlocking code into phone
All we need is the model, the network your phone is locked to and your phones IMEI number, please be sure these are correct before proceeding. To obtain your IMEI number simply press *#06# on your phones keypad.
You can then review what you have entered to make sure there are no mistakes. Finally you will be transferred to a secure payment page where you can safely pay for your unlock through our payment payment partners, Stripe or Paypal
Once unlocked your phone will be free of carrier restrictions and you will be able to use any sim card you choose, in any country, at any time.
Unlocking a mobile phone makes it more useful, increases the resale price and makes it more practical. Rather than being tied to a contract and service provider you’re not happy with, you’ll have the freedom to choose which contract and set up suits you the best, ensuring that you get the best possible value for money and that you’re not spending any more than you need.
Why are phones locked?
The vast majority of service providers lock the phones they provide their customers with so that the handsets can only be used on their network.
Providers do this for a number of reasons. Firstly, it ensures that the customer will carry on paying their bills and stick to their contract. Most networks subsidize the cost of the phone – or even give the device away for free – to entice customers to their network. The cost of the phone won’t be paid off until the contract has come to an end.
Secondly, locking a phone encourages customers to stick to the same network when they renew their contract, especially if they’re opting for a cheaper SIM only deal. Likewise, if a group of friends or family are planning to trade handsets, the practice of locking phones makes it more likely that everyone in the group will go to the same provider.
Once your device is unlocked, you’ll be able to use it on any network you want, giving you the freedom to choose which tariff is right for you.