Unlocking Your Cell Phone?

By: Riley Hendersen

You have been using your cell phone for months and have been hearing about special features that are on it-which you can not use. Most cellular phones have special features that are available only if you work with your provider to have them unlocked. But, if you do not know what these features are, how do you know whether or not you even want them?

Did you know that you could increase the call quality and decrease battery life by punching in a special code? There are also codes for functions like speed dialing, adding software and information on your phone's model.
Mobile phone unlocking products are divided into On-Site unlocking that requires you to mail in your phone and Remote unlocking products which provides convenient mobile phone unlocking from the your home or office. Now, which do you have? You probably do not know.

Your first step should be to read your owner's manual. Yes, read the manual. None of us ever do this unless something goes wrong. Why would anyone ever want to read the tedious, long winded, legalized terminology? Well, everything you need to know about unlocking your cellular phone may be contained in your manual. Take the time to at least skim through it to see what it does say before you do anything that might damage your phone.

Still not sure what features are hidden and whether or not you can unlock your cellular phone? Ask your teenager or someone else in the age range of 13-25. They will probably know what to do and will be able to do quickly. This is definitely better than spending hours playing around and guessing what to do next. There are web sites that will help you unlock the features in your phone without having to mail it in. They offer you the ability to remotely unlock features from the comfort of your own home. And, they claim it can be done in just a few minutes depending upon the method required.

Some service providers intentionally lock their mobile phone as a means of keeping their customers. These codes can be broken and there are many sites on the internet that can provide more information on them. All cell phones have special hidden features. If you are interested in learning about the features of your cellular phone, you will need to do some internet research to see what is hidden on your phone. There are secret codes that will make your battery last longer, provide international access when you are overseas, to other special features-each unique to the different models.

The purpose of these codes is to allow you to access hidden possibilities of your phone, maybe add functions and find out detailed technical information. So whether you have an Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Siemens or Sony cell phone, you can unlock the codes hidden in your phone.

An item of special note is that you should be careful that you do not violate the contract you signed with your provider. In some instances, they state that 'only they can do this' or that 'your warranty will be invalid if you tamper with the secret hidden features' within your cellular phone.

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