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Does Samsung allow unlock of the S5?



The smartphone manufacturer Samsung is one of the leading mobile makers in the world and currently holds a 30 plus per cent market share of the mobile industry. A majority of the devices Samsung sells are under contract and are distributed around the world. This means that most of these devices are under network lock, i.e. they can be only used in the network you purchase it from.

The question that now remains is, can you unlock the smartphones? The answer is a resounding yes. It is also how the manufacturer intended the phone to be used but budget restrictions and carriers being smart means customers are often lured into contracts. With options to pay in instalments and the high price of an unlocked Samsung phone, along with false pretences from carriers to provide unlimited data and calling; customers see it as a good option.

How can you unlock your phone?

For those of you who have finished their contracts on your Samsung Galaxy S5 and are now stuck with a device on an out-dated data and calling plan, unlocking the device is your best option. The process of unlocking it is quite simple. You will need to collect simple details such as IMEI number, device code, details about the carrier, and the country of purchase; these will help get a device specific code which when used with correct software can unlock the phone in seconds.

The process simply bypasses any carrier network restrictions and allows the phone to work on all the signal bandwidths it can operate on. It takes a matter of minutes when done by experts, so if you do not feel too confident about it, you can always approach a service, which will do it for a small fee.

What advantages do I get from unlocking my phone?

The first and foremost, you can now use your device on any network, anywhere in the world. The unlocking process lifts any sort of network ban imposed by your carrier. The device will still work under warranty and can be serviced at the manufacturer’s retail stores. This is possible due to the fact that the unlock code that is used is generated with the help of the manufacturer.

Another great advantage is the increase in resale price. If you happen to have kept your device in tip-top condition, it can fetch you a great price. The value of your device is also quite high as compared to a locked phone, which can be attributed to the fact that you can use an unlocked device anywhere in the world. So, if you have been looking to finance a new phone purchase, you can use your old phone by getting it unlocked.

If you still wish to use your old device, unlocking it will help you choose a better network plan, one that is suited to your usage. The sheer advantages and the almost zero downsides, mean that unlocking your phone should not even be a question. So go ahead and get it done, as now is the right time to do it. 

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