Samsung Galaxy Note 9 stood out as one of the best smartphones released in 2018. Even though Samsung is set to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 into the market, the Note 9 still remains a gadget to reckon with in terms of advanced features, look and feel, as well as user experience. That shows just how much work the company puts into place before releasing their flagship smartphones to the market.
When Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hit the market in early 2018, it came with numerous improvements over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, despite the fact that critics dismissed its highlighted features as nothing more than minor tweaks over those of its predecessor. There is a lot of truth in that though, but that’s not entirely true, considering that Note 9 came with some feature upgrades that saw it convince many users to abandon their Note 8s for it. The 21% improvement in battery capacity isn’t something to take lightly, understanding that this is one of the features that many smartphone users are always keen to confirm before sealing the deal. The Note 9 S Pen came in with quite fascinating improvements, including having a wireless capability that makes it feasible for users to manage apps, including the camera, remotely. There are several other tweaks that added value to the Note 9 and made it convincing enough for users to grab it.
Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been around for some time now, many users still have theirs locked to the network of the service provider that sold it to them. That’s true because there are still very many searches on search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing on how to unlock the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Of course, some of them are still locked because their owners didn’t care about unlocking them in the first place. There are also those that are still restricted to a single network because their owners haven’t completed paying for them. Then we have those who’ve tried to get unlock codes from their service providers but were taken around in circles until they gave up.
Why Service Providers Lock Phones to their Networks
The fundamental reason why carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon among others ensure they lock the smartphones they sell to their networks is for nothing more than business. For every phone that’s restricted to their network, there is a high probability that the user would subscribe to the carrier’s services however uncompetitive they might be at any given time. This is normally a big kill for these service providers and that’s why they’re always more than ready to offer users friendly payment plans that spread over a period of time even as long as two years. Being locked to their network means more revenue for them.
If you ended up here because you were looking for a way to unlock your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you’re in the right place. In this article, we share with you all the requirements necessary for you to unlock your Note 9 to make it usable with any SIM card of your choice, provided the given card’s service provider has an operational network within that locality.
Below is the Procedure;
1. Get Your Phone IMEI
The first thing you need to get before you start the unlock process is the IMEI/IMEID of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 you’d like to unlock. It’s simple. Just go to your phones dialer and key in *#06# and call. The IMEI should be displayed on the screen as a pop-up. Write it down safely somewhere for use in the next step. If for whatever reason that process didn’t give you the IMEI/IMEID, something quite unlikely, you can simply move to your phone’s Settings page then to the Status option.
2. Purchase an Unlock Code
In the procedure we have here, we’ve chosen to use UnlockUnit as the company selling the unlock code. You must be wondering why we chose UnlockUnit yet there are many companies providing this service. Well, our choice for UnlockUnit is based on a long working relationship with them. During the time we’ve been working with them, success has been the definition of our engagement. The company has a professional customer service that’s always available to answer questions within the shortest time possible and in the most satisfactory way. For that reason, we didn’t want to leave you in a quagmire. We deemed it fit to point you to a reliable direction. Now back to the unlock process. Once you have the IMEI/IMEID of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 you wish to unlock, visit the UnlockUnit website and follow the provided procedure by first entering your device model number. On the page, enter the IMEI of your phone in the IMEI text field, select the network your phone is currently locked to, provide an email address and then agree to the website’s terms and conditions before hitting the “Unlock Now" button. If everything goes smoothly, which is the case more often than not, the unlock code will then be fired straight to the email address you entered.
3. Use the Code to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Now you’re ready to unlock your phone. Make sure you have with you another SIM card that’s not currently accepted by your phone. Shut down the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, remove the SIM card you’re locked to and put in the one from a different network. Once that’s done, turn the phone on and wait to be prompted to enter the unlock code. When asked, just enter the code and proceed. That should be it!
We are happy to provide you with the unlock information because we know how users are taken through unnecessary red tape whenever they want to unlock their phones through their respective carriers. The process is normally too tiresome to the level that some users never even bother to call their service providers. Those of them who already know about the companies providing unlock code choose to head there straight because they know the process is straight forward and fast.
UnlockUnit isn’t limited to just Samsung Galaxy Note 9 though. If you have other phone brands or models, just go to their website and select the brand and model and start the unlock process. From the manufacturer select option, you’ll see such companies as Samsung, Apple, Blackberry, LG, HTC, and several others. That shows you just how much you’re spoilt for choice.
Bryan is the founder of Phone Tips and Tricks which provides hundreds of tips, tricks and guides for smartphone users. While he isn't updating the website and blogging about phone related news, he will usually be found tinkering on his own wonder gadget.