It really is a very simple matter to unlock the HTC Evo and depending on how you do so, it will cost you very little in terms of time and money. For a small outlay, you could save hundreds if you travel frequently as an unlocked HTC Evo will be able to take foreign SIMs, cutting back on expensive roaming charges.
There are a few methods available to you to carry out a HTC Evo unlock:
- Using an online unlocking service represents the fastest, cheapest and safest way to unlock mobiles. Carry out some research and find a decent, reputable service first and this should be a doddle.
- Contacting your network is the most expensive and time consuming unlock method as they really would like to keep your business. This means that often, you will be passed around departments, meaning longer on the phone (which of course will cost money). When you do finally get an unlock code, expect to pay around €30; some companies are better than others for this but none of them actively like giving out an unlock code for HTC Evo.
- Local independent mobile repair shops are a great way to get the HTC Evo unlocked but sadly many of these are disappearing from the high street as eCommerce continue to out-do traditional businesses.
- Forums and online advice sites should be carried out entirely at your own risk. Whilst there is a lot of good and accurate advice out online, there’s also the bad and this can lead to your phone becoming bricked, so be very careful if you want to take this route.
We recommend that you do some reading and use a quality online unlock code service. The cost for these vary, you can expect to pay anywhere from €2-20, but there are plenty of reputable services on the web who will guarantee their work.
Some things to look out for:
- Unlocking services who send via a premium rate number you should approach with caution. These usually require you to call a premium rate number to obtain an unlock code for cell phones and can get very costly. You rarely (if ever) speak to a real person as the calls are automated so if something goes wrong you have no recourse. These are to be avoided.
- Companies with no contact details aren’t the best idea, although there’s nothing to say they don’t provide a decent service. If possible though, look for contact details and test them out first so that you know you’re dealing with a company who are transparent in their business dealings.
- Unlock phones reviews are a useful tool and should be used before making any purchasing decisions. Be careful to use real review sites and forums and read what others have to say – try searching for bad reviews too, so that you know which companies to avoid.
Once you have settled on an unlock code supplier for your HTC Evo, it’s a simple matter to obtain your code:
- Find your cell’s IMEI by typing *#06# into your handset
- Send this, along with your carrier and country to the supplier via form or email
- Pay the fee
- If the code doesn’t work first time, contact the supplier do not enter the number repeatedly as this will damage your mobile irreparably