Jun 22nd, 2019

The LG V30 was launched back in 2017 and what made the phone stand out from its predecessors was the fact that instead of the unique secondary display that the LG V10 and V20 used, LG instead decided to revert back to a regular display. However, they did introduce a new floating bar that acted as the phone’s secondary display.

Now, the LG V30 is not a new phone but with the prices of smartphones these days, we imagine that there are probably quite a few of you who are still holding onto the handset. If you imagine yourself keeping it for another year or two, you might want to consider SIM unlocking the LG V30 so that you’ll have more freedom over its use. The quickest and easiest way is to purchase an LG V30 SIM unlock code from Android SIM Unlock or other third=part services, but this article also outlines a few other ways that you can get your hands on a SIM unlock code for the phone as well.

One of those methods is free and the other is a paid option, assuming that you don’t meet the requirements for a free SIM unlock.

LG V30 Free SIM Unlock

Carriers will be able to unlock the SIM of your LG V30 for free, but there will be several requirements that you need to meet in order for them to do so. This includes:

  • The device needs to have been paid off in full. For those who bought the phone on a repayment/installment plan, you might be out of luck.
  • You will also need to have owned the device for at least 60-90 days.
  • You must be in good standing with your carrier, which usually involves you having a good track record when it comes to paying your bills, and making sure you have no outstanding bills that haven’t been paid.

If you meet those requirements, follow the steps listed below to get your LG V30 free SIM unlock code:

  • Launch the Phone app on the LG V30 and dial *#06#.
  • This will pull up the IMEI number of your handset
  • Write the IMEI number down somewhere easily accessible as you will need to provide this to your carrier later
  • 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 V30’s IMEI number
  • You might have to wait anywhere between 2-5 days for your SIM unlock code which should arrive in your email associated with your account with your carrier.
  • Once you’ve received your code, you can now swap out the current SIM card for another SIM.
  • After swapping out the SIM, you will be asked to enter a code which is the code your carrier has emailed to you.
  • Enter it and your phone should now be unlocked and free to use with any carrier or any SIM card.

Purchase LG V30 SIM unlock code

Standard LG V20 SIM unlock

Given that the LG V30 was launched about 2 years ago, there is a good chance that some of you might be eligible for a free SIM unlock from your carrier. On the chance that you aren’t, or if you bought the phone later and still do not qualify for a free unlock, not to worry because there are paid options to consider to unlock the SIM on your handset.

  • Launch the Phone app on the LG V30 and dial *#06#.
  • This will pull up the IMEI number of your handset
  • Write the IMEI number down somewhere easily accessible
  • Visit Android SIM Unlock’s website.
  • Select your LG V30 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.
  • Once payment has been successfully made, you should receive the SIM unlock code for your LG V30 in under an hour.
  • Upon receiving your code, proceed to take out the SIM card and replace it with a new one.
  • 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.

T-Mobile V30 SIM Unlock

If you bought the phone from T-Mobile, we should point out that the process to unlock it is slightly different from other carriers. The good news is that it is still quite as easy and straightforward, with the main difference being that you’ll have to use T-Mobile’s app to complete the process.

  • Launch the Phone app on the LG V30 and dial *#06#.
  • This will pull up the IMEI number of your handset
  • Write the IMEI number down somewhere easily accessible
  • Visit Android SIM Unlock’s T-Mobile page and enter the LG V30’s IMEI number
  • Enter your payment and contact information to complete the checkout process.
  • Upon successfully making the payment, you should receive the SIM unlock code for your LG V30 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 LG V30
  • 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.

Any of the methods listed above should allow you to unlock the SIM of your LG V30 easily. Going through your carrier is free and is usually preferred, but if you’d rather not wait or if you don’t qualify, the paid method works just as well. It could also be much preferred if you plan to take your phone with you while you travel overseas, where having an unlocked SIM will let you use the phone with a local telco, saving you roaming charges which can run up quite a huge bill.

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