How to unlock a cell phone by IMEI?

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In this article we’ll show you how to unlock a cell phone by IMEI quickly, permanently, securely and completely online.

There are several reasons why someone may need to unlock their cell phone, although the main one is usually because they want to be able to use it with any network carrier after having bought it second hand, having changed phone companies or simply because they need it for travelling.

How to unlock a cell phone by IMEI: step by step

It’s extremely easy! Take a look:

Step 1: Select the brand of your cell phone

Just go to and select your cell phone brand among those available as shown in the following screenshot. You can also search for it by typing… even faster!

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By the way, to make it even easier, you can select your country by clicking on the little flag at the top right of the screen. This way we’ll make sure that we are talking to you in your language and that we’re offering you all the solutions available in your country.

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Step 2: Select your phone model

Next you will need to select the model of the phone you want to unlock.

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Don’t know your exact model? No problem! We have a check that will let you find it out in a matter of seconds… for free!

Step 3: Select country and carrier

Now you just need to tell us what the network carrier and country of origin of your device are, and click continue. We’ll show you all the unlocking options available for your country and carrier.

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Watch out, this step is very important!

If you make a mistake in selecting either the country or the carrier, and continue to checkout, we may not be able to unlock your device… Please check it thoroughly before proceeding.

Don’t know the original carrier or country of your phone? No problem! We have a check for that too.

Step 4: Enter your IMEI and email address

We’re almost done! Just enter your IMEI code now (if you don’t know what the IMEI code is or where to find it, read this) and your email, proceed to payment… And that’s it!

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How long does unlocking take?

Although it rarely exceeds 48 hours, our guaranteed delivery times depend on the country and carrier of origin. You can check this by choosing the model you want to unlock. In this step you can also check the average delivery time for orders like yours.

Unlock your cell phone by IMEI with guarantees

At doctorSIM we have been unlocking cell phones with full guarantees for more than 15 years. We have delivered over 6 million unlocks, recharges and checks, and we are proud to have over 20,000 happy reviews combined on Google and Trustpilot.

If you don’t believe what we tell you, you can read what our customers have to say here.

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You already know this: if you need to unlock your phone and you don’t want to gamble, here we are!

And if you have any questions about how to unlock your phone by IMEI, you can ask us anything you need right here, or send us an email to i[email protected]. We’ll get back to you in the blink of an eye!


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