Unlocking an iPhone to be used with any carrier worldwide has always proved something of a contentious point with users. Because of the uncertainty around the process it often proves to be something that the average iPhone user doesn’t want to be involved with for fear of repercussions. In all honesty, there’s nothing to fear with the term “unlock” so we take some time to look at what it means and discuss the benefits.
When we talk about unlocking a smartphone we are generally referring to the process of modifying the device’s internal software in order to allow the iPhone to work on networks other than the one it was originally intended to work with. In basic terms, it basically means that we remove the limitations that have been imposed on the device by the official carrier. This allows us to place a “foreign” SIM card into the device and use it as normal with our chosen network.
Unlocking an iPhone 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S,5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS or even 3G hasn’t been an easy task. Historically speaking there has generally been three popular methods of removing the network limitations on an iPhone: an unlock using third-party software, an unlock that requires modification of the hardware and a remote IMEI unlock. Jailbreak enthusiasts will probably already be aware of the software based solution called Ultrasn0w that has managed to satisfy many unlockers over the years. However, out of these methods, the remote IMEI unlock is the only solution that is guaranteed to be official and permanent by transferring the device IMEI number directly into Apple’s unlocked IMEI database.
Ok, so there’s multiple solutions of which the iPhone IMEI unlock (Official Factory iPhone Unlock) is the best. But what are the benefits? We’re glad you asked:
iPhone IMEI Unlock Benefits:
- The official IMEI unlock solution effectively removes any network limitation from the device, ensuring that it can be used worldwide on any compatible network.
- There’s no software or hardware modification to the iPhone needed. There’s also no requirement for a jailbreak so this is a software version agnostic solution.
- An unlocked device could potentially negate high roaming charges. Rather than being forced to travel with a home SIM card and connect to a foreign network, unlocked users can simply use a local SIM card, paying local rates.
- An IMEI unlock is entirely remote. There’s no uncertainty about using third-party software and no need to go through the pain of sending the device in to a specialist to remove the lock. Remote and hassle free.
So there you have it. In an ideal world networks wouldn’t put consumers through the pain of providing locked down devices. With that said, there’s clearly a business need for them to have those processes in place. Thankfully, a remote IMEI unlock is the perfect, most cost-effective solution to remove those limitations.
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