Unlocked Phones

Unlocked Phones

We Sell Unlocked Phones

At my cellphone repair store many of my customers ask for unlocked phones.  We usually sell a number of phones at any given time but unlocked phones are always in demand.  It’s not a problem if the phone is locked to a specific carrier but it limits the potential customer base.  The benefit of unlocked phones is the phone can be used for any carrier and anywhere in the world.

At Fixit phone repair in Boca Raton, FL we see many customers from different parts of the world.  Most of the customers from S. America and the Caribbean are interested in unlocked phones for family.  We see a lot of customers looking to buy for relatives in countries that can’t find good reliable devices.  We make it a priority to keep as many unlocked phones on hand as we can to meet this need.

The easiest way to purchase an unlocked phone is to buy it from a reliable source.  Many phones on the market are locked to a specific carrier, like sprint which you can’t unlock.  The major gsm carriers in the US, which is T-Mobile & AT&T can be unlocked for a cost.  If you can find a device from Verizon than you’re golden because all of these are unlocked phones.  The best way to make sure the phone is unlocked is to try a sim card from a different carrier.  If you can make a call using the different sim card that means the phone is unlocked.

Another factor to consider if you buy a phone is to make sure it’s paid off.  If you plan on using the device in the US and the original owner never paid it off than it will become blacklisted.  This is a different scenario when looking for unlocked phones as many unscrupulous sellers will never tell you it’s not paid off.  It takes about ninety days for the carrier to blacklist the phone since the last payment received.

Unlock IPhone Near Me

Unlock IPhone Near Me

Unlock iPhone near me

The beauty about cell phone repair stores is the fact that they can unlock all iPhones.  Fixit Phone Repair in Boca Raton, Florida is able to unlock iPhone’s  so you can switch carriers or use it outside of the US.  Currently there are two different methods for unlocking iPhone’s, one way is to use a process that is able to change the serial number and the other way is to use a turbo sim card.

The first process is to record the serial number and submit it to a service that will unlock the iPhone from its carrier.  This process is quite expensive and it doesn’t work on every carrier.  It also can take a number of days to complete.  There are two advantages to this method. First, the unlocking is permanent which means that once it is done and successful the iPhone will be unlocked forever.  The second advantage is the store in Boca Raton doesn’t need the device in hand to do it, they can remotely unlock iPhone from the store.

The second process requires the use of a turbo sim card which fits under the new carrier’s sim card to unlock iPhone.   This method is inexpensive, instantaneous and works with every carrier but is not a permanent unlock.  The turbo sim card eventually becomes obsolete and it will need to be updated and if the phone ever needs to be factory reset it will require a new turbo sim also.  These sim cards only work on an iPhone that has not been blacklisted, if the device is blacklisted or becomes blacklisted than the serial number needs to be “cleaned” first.  This holds true for the first method also.

Where is the Unlock iPhone near me?

Either way, the best way to unlock iPhone’s in Boca Raton is to get in touch with Fixit Phone Repair, 1941 N. Federal Highway, 561-826-8073.