The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc as is one of the most handle-friendly smart phones on the market. It boasts great razor sharp imagery and recording, all in crystal clear HD and made even more impressive with the addition of Sony’s Exmor R image sensor technology built in, and 4.2” Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine. But the unique aspect is its sleek and curvaceous design, making it perfectly fitting for your palm.
So with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc’s charming features it isn’t surprising that people are eager to keep hold of their handset when their contract ends and they choose to switch networks. So here are some top tips to make it as easy as possible for you to unlock your Xperia Arc.
To unlock your Arc handset, you will first need to find your handset’s unique IMEI number, which is easily obtained by typing *#06# into your phone. Once you have this, it’s time to get your hands on an unlock code, which can be done in various ways.
Your network service provider is by far the easiest and safest way to get hold of your unlock code, and if you have been with the network a long time they may well give it to you for free. But in some cases they may ask for a fee, which could be up to £20. If you aren’t happy to pay this fee, then you could try another way of obtaining the unlock code. There are plenty of independent high street phone repairers and websites that will offer unlock codes and mobile unlocking services, but as with any industry you must be wary as some may be hidden scams. Be sure they offer a 100% money back guarantee if the unlock code doesn’t work, and use mobile unlocking forums to verify their services as reliable before handing over any details or payments.
Once you have got hold of the unlock code, its time to put it to use. You will need to remove your current network’s sim card and insert a new sim card from a different and unaccepted network. Then switch the handset back on and a similar message to ‘network sim unlock code’ should prompt you to type in your unlock code. Once you put in the unlock code the handset should accept it and the phone is unlocked! If it is not accepted and the phone isn’t unlocked, obtain a different code and try again, or contact your network service provider.