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How to SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra for FREE


The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the latest and best smartphone from Samsung at the moment. The hardware upgrades are obviously welcome, but one of the biggest changes we’ve seen is the inclusion of AI.  This completely changes the way we think about our phones and use them.

Unfortunately, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra being the best that Samsung has to offer, it does not come cheap. There is a good chance that to make it more affordable, some of you have opted to buy it through an installment plan via your carrier. That’s fine, but the problem is that most carriers will end up locking the SIM of the phone.

If you want to use it with a different carrier or SIM or if you’re traveling overseas and want to use it with a local carrier, not to worry because we’ll show you how to unlock the SIM of your Galaxy S24 Ultra for free or through a paid service like Android SIM Unlock. The overall process is quick and simple, so read on!

Unlock the Galaxy S24 Ultra SIM for free

To go the free route, you will have to call your carrier to unlock it for you. Carriers are usually fine with unlocking your phone’s SIM, but there are a couple of things you’ll need to check first, which includes:

  • 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

If you meet those requirements, then follow the instructions below:

  1. On your Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 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 S24 Ultra’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!

Take note that different carriers may have different requirements. It’s best to call your carrier and check with them first.

Using Android SIM Unlock

For whatever reason, your carrier may decide to not unlock the SIM of your Galaxy S24 Ultra for free. If that is the case and you cannot convince them otherwise, it’s not the end of the road. Instead, you can use Android SIM Unlock’s services to unlock the SIM of your phone for a very small fee.

The process is also very simple so just follow the steps below to get started.

  1. On your Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 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 S24 Ultra’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

We’ll like to remind you that unlocking the SIM of your Galaxy S24 Ultra does not release you from any contractual obligations. If you’re still locked to a contract, you’re expected to keep making those payments and whatever bills you incur. The only difference is you now have the freedom of using your phone with whichever carrier or SIM that you want.

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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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