Many people have heard of Apple and the iPhone, but not many know that the phones they have purchased on contract from mobile network operators have a catch and hat they are network locked. Yes, the one you have in your hand could possibly only be used on the one carrier. In this article, we will look at a method that unlocks iPhone 7 so that you can use it with any carrier.
Why do carriers lock iPhones?
Many people purchase the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus on a monthly plan which will require them to pay a subscription for 18 to 24 months. The carrier will lock the phones to their network to ensure the customer stays with them for the duration of the contract. They do not want the clients buying a phone from them and switching to another network. Unfortunately, this presents a huge problem for people who travel overseas. They will have to rely on their country carrier in case they want to make a call or receive a call. Roaming charges can be extremely high even in today’s competitive market, and no one wants to spend more than they should.
How to unlock an iPhone
Unlocking phones have been around since the time carriers started locking their phones; however, because of this, carriers have upped their game and made it almost impossible to unlock the phones they sell on contract. However, there are some options for those who want the benefit of an unlocked iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
This method will work on older phones but not on the iPhones and would be a waste of your time and money. Therefore, you can forget about this option.
A risky method which can damage your phone and make it lose its warranty. It is best that you do not try this because the unit will have to be open physically and you may end up without a phone.
At present, this is the safest and guaranteed method of unlocking your iPhone. It involves submitting your units IMEI number to the global whitelist at Apple and presto; your phone will work with any sim card. You will no longer have to worry about how much you pay for a call or text because you can use the cheapest carrier with a simple switch of the sim card.
iPhoens are expensive, and if you want to make the most of your unit, get it unlocked and you will enjoy even more.