Mar 30th, 2019

Launched back in 2018, the LG G7 ThinQ was LG’s flagship smartphone for the early part of the year. It came with pretty high-end specs, as to be expected from a flagship device. This included the use of a 6.1-inch 1440 x 3120 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, and was available with up to 6GB of RAM.

It also came with a dedicated physical AI button that allowed users to launch Google Assistant at the touch of a button. It also comes with LG’s ThinQ AI platform, which in theory allows the phone to better learn and understand and also anticipate your habits and needs.

Now if you’ve bought the LG G7 ThinQ from your local carrier and would like to unlock its SIM so that you have more freedom, you’ve come to the right place.

There are several options that you can choose from when it comes to unlocking the SIM on your LG G7 ThinQ. One of those methods is completely free, while the other method will require you to use a paid third-party service such as Doctor SIM.

LG G7 SIM free SIM unlcok

Most carriers will help more than happy to unlock the SIM on your phone for free, but in order for them to do so, you will need to meet certain criteria which include:

  • The device needs to have been paid off in full. If you’re on a payment plan, then you might be out of luck.
  • You will need to have owned the device for at least 60-90 days.
  • You also need to be in good standing with your carrier. This usually means that you have no outstanding debts or unpaid bills.

If you have met those requirements, then follow the steps below to get your LG G7 SIM unlock code from your carrier for free:

  • Launch the Phone app and dial *#06#. This will pull up your phone’s IMEI number which you will need to provide to your carrier.
  • Write the IMEI number down somewhere easily accessible.
  • Call your carrier’s customer service hotline and request for your SIM unlock code
  • You will then be asked to provide the service rep with your LG G7 ThinQ’s IMEI number
  • Wait 2-5 days for your SIM unlock code which should arrive in your associated email.
  • Once you’ve received your code, swap out the current SIM card for another SIM.
  • You will be prompted to enter the SIM unlock code. Enter it and your phone should now be unlocked and free to use with any carrier or any SIM card.

Purchase your LG G7 SIM unlock code

There are times when your carrier might not allow you to unlock your phone’s SIM, such as you not meeting the requirements mentioned above. The good news is that this isn’t the end of the world and you’ll still be able to unlock the LG G7 ThinQ’s SIM through a third-party service:

  • Launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to get your phone’s IMEI number
  • Write the IMEI number down somewhere easily accessible
  • Visit  Doctor SIM’s website
  • Select your LG G7 ThinQ model and the carrier you bought the phone from
  • Enter your device’s IMEI number
  • Enter your payment and contact information to complete the checkout process
  • Upon successfully making payment, you should receive the SIM unlock code for your LG G7 ThinQ in less than an hour
  • Once you’ve received your code, swap out your SIM card for another SIM
  • You will be prompted to enter the SIM unlock code. Enter it and your phone should now be unlocked and free to use with any carrier or any SIM card

The method mentioned above will work for those who bought the LG G7 ThinQ from carriers. If you purchased it from carriers such as T-Mobile in the US, there will be a different method involved in unlocking your phone’s SIM, but not to worry as it is an equally easy process.

  • Launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to get your phone’s IMEI number.
  • Write the IMEI number down somewhere easily accessible.
  • Visit Android SIM Unlock’s T-Mobile page and enter LG G7 ThinQ’s IMEI number
  • Enter your payment and contact information to complete the checkout process.
  • Upon successfully making payment, you should receive the SIM unlock code for your LG G7 ThinQ in the next 1-3 days.
  • Once you’ve received your code, enter it into the T-Mobile Device Unlock app to unlock your phone’s SIM
  • Tap Continue > Permanent Unlock to SIM unlock your Galaxy Note 9
  • Your device will need to be rebooted in order to complete the process
  • You should now be able to swap out the current SIM card for another SIM.

Regardless of whichever method you choose, free or paid, the end result should still be the same where you will now be the proud owner of an unlocked LG G7 ThinQ. This will give you the freedom to use the phone with any carrier of your choice, or if you’re someone who travels frequently, you can use it with local SIM cards without any issue either.

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