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How to SIM Unlock the iPhone 15 Plus

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Apple’s brand new iPhone 15 Plusis here. If you’re coming from a much older iPhone, then this is an iPhone you’ll want to upgrade to as it is the latest and one of the best that Apple has to offer at the moment.

Unfortunately, there is the dreaded “Apple tax” where you’ll have to fork out a substantial amount of money to own the phone. Luckily, carriers are more than happy to allow you to buy it via installment plan, meaning that you can repay the phone’s full amount over a period of 2-3 years.

This also means that the SIM of the iPhone 15 Plushas been locked to the carrier. The good news is that if you want the freedom to be able to use the iPhone 15 Plus wherever you go, then this guide will show you a few different methods that will help you unlock the iPhone 15 Plus SIM, whether through a free method via your carrier, or paying a small fee to services like Android SIM Unlock.

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Unlocking your iPhone 15 Plus’s SIM for free

If you want to unlock the SIM of your iPhone 15 Plus for free, you can actually do it through your carrier, but there are several requirements you’ll have to meet first, which usually includes:

  • The iPhone 15 Plus needs to have been paid off in full. If you bought it fully unlocked then this shouldn’t be an issue, but if you bought it on an installment plan, then you need to ensure those monthly repayments have been paid in its entirety.
  • You will also need to make sure that you have owned the device for at least 60-90 days, so if you just bought the phone, you might be out of luck
  • You will need to be in “good standing” with your carrier. This means that your bills need to be all fully paid up and that you don’t owe them anything else.

Keep in mind that these requirements may differ from carrier to carrier, so your best bet would be to call your carrier and find out what they need from you in order to unlock the SIM.

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

  1. On your iPhone 15 Plus device, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to pull your device’s IMEI number and write it down somewhere you can easily access later on
  2. Call your carrier’s customer care hotline and ask request for a SIM unlock
  3. You will then be asked to provide the service rep with your iPhone 15 Plus’s IMEI number which you should have already written down
  4. Assuming you have met 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.
  5. Once you’ve received the code, take out the current SIM on your iPhone and put in the new one
  6. You will be prompted to enter the SIM unlock code
  7. Enter the SIM unlock code that you received in your email and you should be set

Getting the unlock code from Android SIM Unlock

In the event that you don’t meet the requirements or if your carrier refuses your request to unlock the SIM of your iPhone 15 Plus, that’s where third-party SIM unlocking services like Android SIM Unlock come in handy. For a small fee, you will be able to get the SIM of your iPhone 15 Plus unlocked in no time.

  1. On your iPhone 15 Plus 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. Select the country you are in and the carrier you bought the phone from and also the currency you wish to pay in
  5. Enter the device’s IMEI number
  6. Complete the checkout process with your payment and contact information
  7. Once that’s all settled and done, you should then receive the iPhone 15 Plus’s unlock code in a matter of hours up to a few days (depending on the package you’ve chosen)
  8. The moment you’ve received your code, you can then swap out the SIM on your phone with a SIM from another carrier
  9. When you put in the new SIM, 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

With your iPhone 15 Plus SIM unlocked, you’ll now have the freedom of using whatever SIM you want with it. This is useful, especially if you’re traveling abroad and want to use a local SIM instead of paying roaming charges which are typically much more expensive.

Another thing to note and something we should remind you is that unlocking the iPhone 15 Plus SIM does not release you from any contractual obligations you have with your carrier. You’ll still have to pay your bills and whatever monthly installments you have left, along with any other additional charges you may incur from using the carrier’s network.

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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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