Let’s be honest, buying a new cell phone or upgrading to a better model is one of life’s little pleasures. Few things beat the dopamine rush of changing your device and the thrill of discovering all of its cool new features. We doubt, therefore, that anybody is apologizing for purchasing either the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, the latest Android smartphones to hit the market.
And thanks to e-commerce companies such as eBay, Swappa, and Glyde making the switch has never been easier. These sites provide an online meeting place for consumers wanting to trade their mobile devices quickly and for a reasonable price. There are no excuses for having an outdated cell phone these days.
If only switching network was as easy, right? Well, hang on a minute, what if we told you that it is just as easy and you don’t even have to contact the network to do so. Read on to find out how to legally and permanently unlock your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus for use on any compatible network in the world.
Many cell phones have a technical restriction which only allows them to work on one network. The reason network carriers lock devices is because they sell them to their customers with a discount in exchange for the use of the network for a guaranteed period of time (usually two years). If you swap the SIM card in a locked phone with one from another network, the phone won’t work properly.
To get around this restriction you need an unlock code, or if your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus is from T-Mobile or MetroPCS, apply a mobile device unlock directly from the device. Either way, doctorSIM can help you get the job done.
Before submitting your unlocking request, check if your phone has the Device Unlock app pre-installed by T-Mobile or MetroPCS. If it does, select our Device Unlock App Service. If it doesn’t, insert a SIM card from a non-compatible network to see if you are asked for the unlock code. If so, make your request using either our Standard or Premium Service. Do not select either of these services if your Samsung Galaxy has the Device Unlock app installed or doesn’t prompt for the unlock code. Unfortunately, if you have no way of inserting the unlock code your cell phone cannot be unlocked by IMEI.
Once you’ve completed the online form, including the appropriate unlocking service, we’ll send you an email with simple step-by-step instructions on how to complete the process of unlocking your Samsung S9 or S9 Plus.