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Consumers can go to a third-party unlocking service or cellphone carrier to unlock their cellphones such as Verizon, Sprint or UnlockBase. Because the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act extended into ... More »

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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... More »

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You can legally unlock your cell phone by contacting your mobile wireless service provider. You receive an unlock code from for your device that allows you to unlock it. More »

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