Q:

How do you unlock a MetroPCS phone?

A:

To unlock a MetroPCS phone, call MetroPCS customer service at 888-863-8768, or visit a MetroPCS store and request an unlock code. MetroPCS provides unlock codes to customers with a GSM phone who have had active phone service for at least 90 consecutive days.

The customer must provide the name and PIN number on the billing account, the device phone number and a valid email address. After verifying that the phone is eligible to be unlocked, the representative creates the unlock code, and the customer receives the code via email within two to three days. Unlocking a qualified phone is free.

If the phone service was suspended within the last 90 days, the customer may still receive an unlock code as long as payment is current and phone service is not disconnected.

Deploying service members do not have to meet the 90-days phone service requirement. However, they must request the unlock code in person at a MetroPCS store and provide a copy of deployment orders.

GSM phones use the Global System for Mobiles radio network. The other radio network used for cellular phones is Code Division Multiple Access, or CDMA, which is used by Sprint and Verizon. MetroPCS customers with CDMA phones must contact their new service carrier to have the phone reprogrammed for the new network.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How to do you unlock a MetroPCS phone for free?

    A:

    Customers can unlock their MetroPCS phone for free by meeting the MetroPCS terms and conditions and calling the customer service number to request an unlock code. Customers can also request the unlock code at a MetroPCS store location.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you unlock a Samsung mobile phone?

    A:

    To unlock a Samsung mobile phone, get an unlock code from unlocking service providers, including your current mobile network. You can also buy unlock codes from sites, such as Ebay. Different Samsung models have different ways to unlock. Switch on your phone and follow the steps to enter the code.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you unlock a mobile phone for free?

    A:

    To unlock a device for free, a mobile phone owner can submit a request to his service provider. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile give individuals the option to unlock their cell phones online. Generally, users should wait until the end of their contract term for greater success.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you find APN unlock settings for a phone?

    A:

    Access Point Name settings for using a phone on a mobile network can be found on UnlockIt.co.nz, as of 2014. The site provides settings for various cell phone carriers throughout the world. APN settings also can be obtained from individual cellular carriers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore