But a smooth way of saving money is buying a locked iPhone and then unlocking it yourself at a very low price. You can save upto $400. Unlocking your iPhone yourself is legal, you don't have to jailbreak, takes very little time, and has a very small fee.
Cellular Medic is a trustable and cheap online service among the other hundreds of services that say that they can unlock iPhone's. I tried, and it was a huge success! It really works and is not a scam. You may find other services on the internet that may be legit and cheaper, but you will always be on risk by trying new services. There are many cheap services on eBay as well. Trust me, cellular medic won't let you down.
Cellular Medic has two options, the Instant Unlock and the Normal Unlock. If you buy the Instant Unlock package then your iPhone will be processed in less than 10 minutes but at a bigger fee than the normal package. If you buy the Normal Package it may take 24-48 hours for your iPhone to be processed but is cheaper than the Instant Unlock Package. For exact prices please visit Cellular Medic's website.
This is how it all works:
- Visit their website and choose the type of unlock you want---- Instant or Normal
- Pay through PayPal and also send them your IMEI code of your iPhone. To see what the IMEI of your iPhone is you can dial *#06#
- Wait for Cellular Medic to email you back confirming your IMEI code. Activate it.
- Your iPhone should then be unlocked for whatever timeframe you had chosen.
That's it. The best thing about this is that the Unlock is permanent, and has no need for a jailbreak. You don't even need any special SIM Card. It just works.
If you plan on selling your iPhone in the future you will be able to sell it for a higher price than a locked iPhone. You can increase the price by 0.75%
Do you have an on contract iPhone? Which carrier? Do you want to unlock it? If you have already unlocked it then how much did you pay? Please tell us in the comments below.