Most mobile phones are locked and can only be used with sim cards from the phone provider that sold you the mobile in the first place. The operator can unlock the mobile phone at any time so that you can use it with other providers as well. The procedure is not free usually which means that you will have to pay to get the phone unlocked.
Would not it be great if you could unlock the phone by yourself without paying money for it?
If you answered the last question with yes read on. I found a website on the Internet that generates the unlock code for your Nokia mobile. You enter this unlock code in your phone (with the sim card taken off) and et voila your phone is unlocked. (if the code is working of course).
The procedure is pretty straight forward, you need to know your IMEI number which you receive when you enter the code *#06# in your phone with the SIM card taken out of the phone before. You may also find the IMEI number underneath the battery compartment of the phone, so check there if you prefer to look it up this way.
Enter the unique number into the websites form field, chose your operator and country and the Nokia model. After that click generate code and a code will be shown that unlocks your mobile.
Update: The phone's IMEI code is usually also located underneath the phone's battery on the back. Try to find a number that reads IMEI in the beginning and that should be it. You can use that number to generate the code that you need.
Please note that the site in question can only generate codes for older Nokia phone models, and not the latest phones produced by the company that run Windows Mobile or are newer phones produced in the last years. It still may be useful if you still have an older Nokia phone lying around that you would like to unlock.
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