The Samsung Galaxy Y was announced at the end of 2011, and is the most inexpensive phone in Samsung’s Galaxy line. It is also firmly geared toward the youth demographic, and is designed to make interacting with social media a breeze with a Social Hub that integrates many popular social media in one place.
It’s also a breeze to unlock the Galaxy Y SIM lock, allowing you to use your phone with carriers other than the one from which you purchased it. For unlocking a Samsung phone, you’ll need a Samsung-specific code to remove the SIM lock with which the phone is shipped. The Samsung unlock codes are 8 digits long.
Since the Galaxy Y is all about delivering the most service for the least cost, you’ll be pleased to know you can unlock the Samsung phone for free. Some phone carriers will give you the required code you need for unlocking a Samsung phone if you call them and give them your phone details, or even do it for you if you visit their store. Of course, you do need to be a customer in good standing with your phone service provider. Just tell them you’re travelling out of country, and want to use your phone on a local GSM network in the country you’re visiting. Being able to unlock a Samsung phone for free is better than having to pay for Samsung unlocking codes, so it’s definitely worth checking with your carrier. If they give you the unlock code, follow their instructions to unlock the phone.
If your provider doesn’t want to give you the Samsung unlocking codes, no problem! Just buy a SIM card and get your specific Galaxy Y unlock codes from a third party vendor. The SIM card needs to be associated with a phone carrier other than your current phone carrier.
Once you receive the new SIM card and unlock code, you don’t need anything else to be able to unlock your Galaxy Y. Simply follow these steps.
1. Power off your phone.
2. Remove your existing SIM card, and replace it with the new SIM card for a carrier other than the one which is your current carrier.
3. Power on your phone.
4. The phone will either ask you for your password, or warn you that you have an incorrect SIM card and tell you to insert the correct one.
5. If you receive the password prompt, simply enter the unlock code you were given. Otherwise, enter the following code string, where nnnnnnnn is the 8-digit unlock code you were given: #7465625*638*nnnnnnnn#
Once you have successfully unlocked your phone, you will be able to use your Galaxy Y with any GSM carrier.
The Samsung Galaxy Y is the cheapest phone available as part of the popular Galaxy range from Samsung. The budget phone was designed with today’s younger generation in mind with a Social Hub that allows you to access many popular social media platforms all in one place, fast and easy.
The Galaxy Y may be able to access any social media platform, but unfortunately the same can’t be said for mobile networks. The phone has built in restrictions but in place at the request of the network it is locked to in order to prevent people changing suppliers. But the reality is you don’t have to let the restrictions stop you, as it is now easier than ever to remove the lock placed on the handset! All you need is a new SIM card, one not provided by the network the phone is locked to, an unlock code unique to the handset, and some simple instructions to guide you through.
If you have been a long term customer of your current network, then simply call them and they should be able to provide you with the unique unlock code you need at no cost, and in some cases they may even invite you in store so they can do the unlocking for you.
If your service provider is not in the mood to help you, then there are various other sources where you can obtain an unlock code, although you may have to pay a small fee. The best way to locate a value for money, and most importantly a trustworthy independent source for your unlock code is to search on mobile unlocking forums for ones that people have recommended and have already tried and tested.
Once you have everything you need, its time to unlock your handset! Simply insert the new SIM card, and switch the phone on. When the phone comes on you should see a message similar to ‘password’ which is asking you to input the unlock code you received. If the message doesn’t appear automatically, enter the following code followed by the unlock code you obtained earlier then #: #7465625*638*. Once the unlock code has been correctly entered your phone should be unlocked! If there are any issues please contact your network service provider or the source for your unlock code.