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How to SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy A50


Phones these days are becoming increasingly expensive, which is why more often than not, a lot of us buy our phones from our carriers. This is because carriers offer contracts that make phones more affordable by letting us pay them back through installments, or by offering them on discount.

In return, they expect us to sign a contract with them that usually ties us to them and their services for the next 24 months. To prevent people from abusing this program, carriers also usually lock the SIM of their phones so that users can just swap it out and use it with another carrier or to sell it off.

That being said, if you wanted the SIM of your Samsung Galaxy A50 handset, then you’re in luck because we’ll show you a couple of different ways that you can get it done. The first way would be through your carrier where they might unlock it for free, although there are some requirements you’ll have to fulfil first.

  • First of all, the device needs to have been paid off in full, meaning that if you’re on an installment/repayment plan, you’ll need to make sure that the phone has been fully paid for.
  • Secondly, you will also need to ensure that you must have owned your device for at least 60-90 days.
  • Thirdly, you will also need to be in good standing with your carrier. This usually means that you do not have any bills that are unpaid or overdue. If you do, you’ll have to pay them off first.

Assuming you meet those requirements, then here’s what you need to do next:

  1. On your Galaxy A50 handset, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to display your phone’s IMEI number
  2. Write the IMEI number down somewhere where you can refer to it easily
  3. Call your carrier’s customer service hotline and request for your SIM unlock code
  4. You will then be asked to provide the service rep with your Galaxy A50’s IMEI number
  5. If you meet all the requirements that we mentioned above, the SIM unlock code will be sent to the email address you provided in the next 2-5 days.
  6. Once you’ve received your code, you can then feel free to swap out the SIM with a SIM from another carrier
  7. Enter the SIM unlock code that you received in your email when the prompt comes up and you’re good to go

Getting the unlock code from a paid third-party service

If for whatever reason your carrier is refusing to unlock the SIM of your Galaxy A50, there is still hope, although there might be a small price to pay. This is thanks to services like Android SIM Unlock that will unlock the phone’s SIM for you at a small cost.

  1. On your Galaxy A50 handset, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to display your phone’s IMEI number
  2. Write the IMEI number down somewhere where you can refer to it easily
  3. Go to Android SIM Unlock’s website
  4. Enter the device’s IMEI number
  5. Complete the checkout process with your payment and contact information
  6. Once that’s all settled and done, you should then receive the Galaxy A50’s unlock code either through SMS or email
  7. The moment you’ve received your code, you can then swap out the SIM on your phone with a SIM from another carrier
  8. You should be prompted to enter the SIM unlock code that you received in your email, and once you’ve done that, you should be good to go

Your Samsung Galaxy A50 smartphone should now have its SIM unlocked, and what this means is that you’ll be able to swap out the SIM and use it with a different carrier. You can also use it overseas where you can purchase a local SIM, which is usually a lot cheaper compared to paying roaming fees.

We would like to point out that unlocking your phone’s SIM does not release you from the contract you have with your carrier. This is why carriers usually unlock the SIM of phones that are at the end of their contract.

If you are still on contract, an unlocked SIM does not free you from obligations like monthly installment payments or bills, so do keep that in mind.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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