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What information do I need to unlock my mobile phone?

Last updated 27-APR-11

You will generally need four basic pieces of information to unlock your handset: the make, the model, the IMEI and the network it is locked to.

You can usually find your phone make and model on the box it came in, the instruction manual, or on the back of the phone, sometimes behind (or even on) the battery. There are too many models and variations to give a general.

Your IMEI is a 15 digit number which is a unique device identifier. In order to find your IMEI, just type *#06# into your keypad when the phone is switched on. As simple as that. You can often also find it on the box your phone came in, but this varies from brand to brand.