The Samsung C3050, also known as the GT-C3050, was first released in 2009. It is a Samsung smartphone with a slide-out numbered keypad. The phone has a small screen that measures only 2 inches. It offers various media player options, as well as incorporates an FM radio.
Depending on the version of the phone you purchase, it may or may not have a SIM lock. Generally, when you get the phone at a discount from a specific cell phone carrier, they SIM lock it so you can only use their service. If you buy the phone from an overstock or bulk supplier, it may not.
If your phone does have a SIM lock, unlocking the Samsung phone is easy to do. All you need is the correct Samsung unlocking codes to reverse the lock that the manufacturer put on the phone. The only trick with that, is that the unlock code is specific to each individual phone, so you need to be sure you get the one for your IMEI number. Entering an incorrect code can cause the phone to permanently lock, so you should avoid sharing codes.
If you’re a loyal customer of your current phone provider, you should be able to unlock the Samsung phone for free. Just drop by their storefront or call their support line, and ask for the Samsung unlocking codes for your IMEI number. As long as it’s been at least six weeks since the phone was manufactured, and you’ve met the terms and conditions of your cell phone service contract, there should be no problem getting the codes to unlock a Samsung phone for free.
If there is any problem, however, you have another option. There are a wide range of cell phone unlocking services online who will sell you the specific unlock code for your phone.
The only other thing you’ll need to do in order to finish unlocking the Samsung phone is pick up a new SIM card that isn’t tied to your current phone service provider. You can get these online or from cell phone kiosks for very little cost.
With the correct code and a fresh SIM card, just follow these steps.
1. Power off your phone.
2. Take out your existing SIM card, and put in the new SIM card.
3. Power on your phone.
4. The phone will ask you for your network unlocking code. Simply enter the code you were given. (If it instead gives you a warning about an incorrect SIM card, enter the code string #7465625*638*nnnnnnnn# where nnnnnnnn is the network unlocking code.)
See how simple it was to unlock your GT-C3050? Now that your phone is unlocked, you can use it with your choice of GSM network anywhere in the world.