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How to SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G for FREE


Samsung’s Galaxy A-series has been known to be great value for money, providing users with decently specced smartphones but at a more affordable price compared to their Galaxy S and Z flagships.

As affordable as the Galaxy A-series are, we’re sure that there are many customers out there who bought the phone through a carrier on contract. This makes buying the phone easier as there is less money upfront. The downside is buying through a carrier also means that the SIM of the phone is locked to that carrier.

If you have found yourself in that position with the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G, then you’re in luck because we’ll be showing you two methods below to unlock the SIM of your phone for free, or if that doesn’t work, there are third-party paid services that can get the job done.

Unlocking through your carrier for free

Unlocking the Galaxy A23 5G’s SIM for free is obviously the most ideal method. Generally speaking, carriers are more than happy to do this for customers, but there are some requirements you may have to meet. Note that these requirements may vary from carrier to carrier, but in general:

  • You need to be in good standing with your carrier, meaning that you don’t have any outstanding bills and that the contract with your carrier for the phone has expired
  • You’ll also need to make sure that you have owned the device for at least 60-90 days

Assuming you meet those requirements, then the process of unlocking the SIM is pretty easy, just follow the steps below:

  1. On your Samsung Galaxy A23 5G handset, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to pull up your phone’s IMEI number
  2. Write the IMEI number down somewhere so you can refer to it later
  3. Call your carrier and request for your SIM unlock code
  4. You will probably be asked to provide the IMEI for the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G’s
  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, swap out the SIM with a SIM from another carrier
  7. Enter the SIM unlock code that you received in your email when prompted and you’re set!

Using Android SIM Unlock

Given how new the Galaxy A23 5G is at this time of writing, there is a good chance you might still be tied to a contract with your carrier and that they may not want to unlock the phone for you. The good news is that if they can’t unlock it for you, you can check out Android SIM Unlock’s services.

For a small fee, the service will be able to unlock the SIM of your phone in a similarly quick and painless manner. Android SIM Unlock also works for a bunch of other phones so they might be worth checking out if you have other handsets that require unlocking as well.

  1. On your Samsung Galaxy A23 5G phone, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to get the device’s IMEI number
  2. Write the IMEI number down
  3. Go to Android SIM Unlock’s website
  4. Enter your device’s IMEI number
  5. Complete the checkout process with your payment and contact information
  6. Once payment is made, you should then receive the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G’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

Once the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G’s SIM has been unlocked, you’re free to use it with other compatible carriers, whether they’re local or overseas. Keep in mind that unlocking your SIM does not release you from your contract with your carrier. You will still be required to make monthly repayments as well as ensure your bills are paid in a timely manner.

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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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