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How to unlock your phone using unlocking websites

If you're out of contract or have been given your phone by someone else, a really popular way of unlocking your phone is buying an unlocking code from an online site.

There are a number of companies online that provide this service. Although their prices aren't usually cheaper than the high street, they offer an alternative that doesn't involve handing your phone over for days on end.

Some of the best companies offer reasonable customer service and they will give you full instructions on how to perform the unlocking procedure. But prices vary.

One question that is usually asked is, how do these companies get their codes? Well they get them much in the same way that operators get theirs. They are sourced indirectly from mobile phone companies and handset manufacturers.

While many of these companies are reputable and pretty trustworthy, be careful because there have been reports of scams and fraudsters. As a general rule, if you shop around and you get a price that's too good to be true, it generally is.

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