Why do you need to unlock your new Samsung Galaxy S8? If you have purchased the phone through a carrier such as Sprint or AT&T, the SIM will probably be locked. This means you will only be able to use their specific network and the tariffs they charge.  

Unlocking your Samsung Galaxy S8 gives you the flexibility to choose your carrier and avoid roaming fees.

Ending Roaming Charges

Having your phone unlocked gives you the ability to change the SIM for a cheaper local SIM card. This eliminates any roaming charges.

Using any Carrier

Having the SIM card unlocked allows you to change to a carrier that is offering the best fees without having to change your phone. It is not only the fees that are important but the service from a particular carrier as well.

Often, we enter into an agreement with a specific mobile phone carrier, but after a while, you find the service they are providing is not fulfilling your needs. Having an unlocked phone will let you find a carrier that will provide the best value for money.

Resale Value

When it is time to upgrade your phone, you will probably need to sell the old phone to help offset the cost of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. If it is unlocked, it is much easier to sell and the resale value is generally higher than locked phones.

How to Unlock Galaxy S8 and S8+ on the Sprint Network

     unlock sprint galaxy s8          

Sprint network is one of the more difficult carriers to get an unlocking service because Sprint removes the standard unlocking mechanism. However, if you qualify, you can ask Sprint to unlock the phone after which you will be able to use the phone with any GSM network.

Steps for Unlocking the Samsung Galaxy S8

  • First, get your IMEI number by dialing *#06#.
  • The number will appear on the screen. It is normally 15 numbers.
  • Write it down or keep it safely on one of your computer note programmes.
  • Call Sprint Customer Care.
  • Request an unlock code.
  • They will ask for your IMEI code.
  • Provide a valid email address.
  • The unlocking code will be sent to your email address that you have provided.
  • Once you receive the unlocking code, insert the SIM card.
  • There will be a prompt asking for the “SIM unlock code.”
  • Enter the number and the phone is free to be used with any carrier and in any country.

If you do not qualify, you can use a third-party service.

Visit a third-party website.

  • There will be a form requesting your IMEI number.
  • Enter the number and proceed to the payment details.
  • Enter your payment details.
  • Provide a valid email address.
  • The unlocking confirmation will be sent to your email address.
  • Insert the new SIM card.
  • BOOM! Enjoy your new carrier

Click here to Unlock Your Sprint Galaxy S8 or S8+

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on the AT&T Network

unlock att galaxy s8

                

AT&T will unlock the phone for free if you qualify.

  • To qualify, the phone needs to be paid in full.
  • It has to have been active on the AT&T network for a certain period.
  • Your account with them must be in good standing.

If you do not fulfill this criterion, you can use a third-party service. Follow these few steps:

  • Dial*#06# to obtain the IMEI number.
  • It will be displayed on the phone screen.
  • Make a note of the IMEI number.
  • Enter the number when it is requested from the third-party unlocking service.
  • Let them know the paying details.
  • You will receive the unlocking code.
  • Insert the new SIM card.
  • Enter the code when prompted to do so and the phone should be unlocked.

Click to Unlock AT&T Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ on the Verizon Networkunlock verizon galaxy s8

                                             

Verizon is one of the few carriers that does not lock the Samsung Galaxy S8, but you could have a situation where you travel to another country and you find that the local SIM that you have purchased requires an unlocking code. In this situation, you can use a third-party service.

Third-party services provide an unlocking code within an hour, but it is important to note that these times can vary.

Instructions:

  • Dial #06# and the IMEI number will be displayed on the screen.
  • Make a note of the number.
  • Once you log onto the site, you will be asked for the IMEI number.
  • When you have entered the IMEI number, follow the payment instructions.
  • Once the paying instructions have been confirmed, the unlocking code will be sent to you.
  • You will receive the unlocking code by email, therefore, ensure you supply a valid email address.
  • When you receive the number, insert your new card.
  • There will be a prompt to enter SIM card code.
  • Enter the number and your phone should be unlocked.

Unlock Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 on the T-Mobile network

                              

T-Mobile has a proprietary app that you use to unlock the device, and you can do this through T-Mobile if you eligible. To be eligible:

  • The phone must be paid in full.
  • You must have been using the phone on the T-Mobile network for at least 40 days.
  • The account must be in good standing.

If you do not meet these requirements, then you will need to use a third-party unlocking service provider which is slightly different to the standard way of unlocking the phone.

  • Get the IMEI number by dialing #06# from your Samsung Galaxy S8.
  • Once you have received the unlocking code, open the T-Mobile Device Unlock app.
  • First, you press Continue and then on the next screen Permanent Unlock.
  • Once you have finished the process, reboot the phone and the phone unlocking process is complete.