The LG Optimus One P500 was released in 2010 as one of the first smartphones in the popular Optimus One range from LG. It is also known in different parts of the world as Thrive, Vortex, and Phoenix.
The Optimus One P500 and others in the Optimus One series are considered to be entry-level touch-screen smartphones. The P500 was originally released and shipped with Android 2.2 operating software, but since the release of Android 2.3 Gingerbread there are plans to upgrade the current software the handset is shipped with to the newest version. The basic design of the handset remains the same with each country and network but the shape and layout of the buttons on the handset do vary. The Optimus One is the first LG smartphone range to reach sales of over 1 million handsets. This article will tell you how to use your Unlock codes for a LG Optimus One P500.
One thing that doesn’t differ around the world is the network restrictions placed on the handset. The manufacturer locks the handset to the network they are selling it to so it can only be used with a SIM card on that particular network. It is easily removed however with the use of an unlock code, and some simple instructions.
To go through with the unlock, you will need a SIM card that is not currently accepted in the phone, i.e. is from any network provider other than the one the phone is locked to. You will also need an unlock code, which can be gained quickly, easily and securely at unlock.my.
Once you have the unlock code and SIM card needed, follow these simple instructions to unlock your LG handset.
How to use your Unlock code for your LG Optimus One P500
- Remove the current SIM card from the handset, and insert the new one.
- Turn on the handset, and press the Call button.
- Enter the following: 2945#*500# followed by the unlock code you were given.
It’s as easy as one, two, three! In three simple steps your phone is now unlocked for use on any network.
How do I use my Unlock codes for a LG Optimus One?
Once you have the code, its time to use it on your handset! The instructions for unlocking most mobile phone handsets is the same, although messages and order may differ. Firstly, you remove the current sim card from your handset, and insert an unaccepted one, i.e. one that is not provided by the network the phone is locked to.
Then switch the phone on, and you should receive a message of some form prompting you to input a ‘pin’, ‘password’ or ‘code’. This is when the unlock code should be entered. Once the unlock code has been accepted, your cell phone will be unlocked! If the unlock code does not work then you should contact your network service provider or the source for the unlock code.