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Your phone is probably locked to the company that you bought it from. You need to unlock the phone before it will work with a different companies SIM. Depending on your phone this process varies greatly.
are limited to a certain cellular network. This means they are designed
to work only with the SIM (Subscriber Identity Module)s for that
particular network. Some phones can be unlocked, which allows them to
be used on any network. Samsung phones have a unique unlock code which
can be used to free them from their mobile phone operator
About Locked Phones
Only a few companies have lockable phones--T-Mobile, AT&T and
Cingular. Mobile companies lock down phones to keep their customers
from using their phones if they switch to other services. This keeps
you from using the BlackBerry
that you bought at Cingular with the T-Mobile network if you switch.
Phones are normally only unlocked at the mobile company's store, but it
is perfectly legal to unlock your own. The only exception to this is if
your phone contract specifically states that you are not to alter or
modify your phone, and that the phone is the property of the provider,
Unlock Your Samsung Phone
According to AskStudent.com, go to the Nokia Free Unlock Codes
Calculator and download the program (see link in References). Install
and run the Calculator. Find the manufacturer and model for your
Samsung cell phone,
then enter your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment) number. Find the
IMEI number for your phone by dialing *#06#. Choose your country and
cell phone provider and enter your number. A list of codes will appear.
Try them until you find one that works for you.
Test Your Phone
Have a friend with a different network attempt to use his SIM card on
your phone. If it works and your phone identifies her as the owner,
your phone has successfully been unlocked. If not, go back and try
another code. Also, check the information you put into the Calculator.
If you made any errors, you might have gotten the wrong code for your
phone. Correct the errors and try again.
If you log onto your companys website under your account and go to the option that says devices you can get the puk code- different than a pin code. If you enter in too many numbers it will permanently block your sim card and you will have to buy a new sim card from your cell phone company- they are about $20
It is free.Call Sony Ericson at 1 866 766 9374 (Toll Free) ask them for the unlock code to your phone. Most common companies require that you own the phone for more than 60 days but some not. Give them a call, no doubt they can fully help you. We can't give unlock codes here.
for unlocking samsung mobile phone codes u have to surrender it to the shop from where u buy it. from there the company will take it.only company experts can unlock it or else u have to change the software.it is because that the company is alert for keeping ur personal details from hacked.
Alot of cell phone stores and kiosks will also unlock any cell phone for you for about $30.00. You may have to leave the phone with them and pick it up later like an hour or two later if they are busy.