Unlocking your Blackberry/Android

Whether you’re traveling to a different country for a week, or wanting to change to a carrier that is offering a better priced plan, there are several reasons you may want to unlock your device. This guide is just a little “how to” go about getting your device unlocked and finalizing the unlock.

Attention: These rules do not apply to iPhone. Apple devices have a different method of unlocking and finalizing the unlock.

Pricing

First things first, there are different prices for the unlocking of devices, please call in for the exact amount as sometimes the prices can fluctuate. Generally, Androids are around 25$, older Blackberry(Pre-BB10) are around 10$, and newer blackberry(BB10+) are around 30$. Again, these amounts are just approximates and are subject to change.

In order to start the unlock process, we will need information for the device. We will need the imei number, carrier and model of the phone. Once we have this information, we can submit the unlock for processing. The unlock process takes between 1 and 24 hours.

Once the Unlock Code has been processed, we will need to type the unlock code into the phone to finalize the unlock. To finalize the unlock, start by shutting the device down. You will need a sim card from a carrier in which the device is not supported. Example, if your phone is locked to Rogers, you will need a non Rogers sim card, Bell, Koodo, Telus etc. Proceed to put the non supported sim card into the device, as soon as the sim card is inserted, turn on the phone. Once the phone is booted up, you should receive a message saying that it is an unsupported Sim card, and it will ask whether you want to unlock the device. Hit yes, and it will bring you to a screen prompting the unlock code. Simply type in the unlock code provided by We-Lectronics, and hit enter. The box in which you typed the code will either disappear, or it will display a message saying the unlock code was successful.

Congratulations, your device is now Unlocked!

Short Version (Android+Pre-BB10):

Once you receive the unlock code from us do the following:

  1. Turn off the phone and put a non-supported sim card in
  2. Restart the phone
  3. You will be prompted to enter the unlock code, after which you should receive a successful message

Short Version (BB10+):

  1. Turn off the phone and put a non-supported sim card in
  2. Restart the phone
  3. Navigate to Settings>Sim Card and press “unlock network”
  4. Enter code, after which you should receive a successful message

 

If you have any questions at all, feel free to call us at 519-729-1372, “WE” can help.

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