How to Unlock a Samsung Phone From AT&T

by W. Nicole Barclay

Unlocking your Samsung cell phone will enable it to be used outside of the AT&T service. Not only will it function with the AT&T service, but with any other carrier and any other SIM card, anywhere in the world.

Step 1

Power phone off. Remove AT&T SIM card and insert any other SIM card from any other carrier. Power phone on.

Step 2

Wait to be prompted for a "Password." Enter unlock code.

Step 3

Note that if your phone says "Insert correct SIM card" your method is slightly different. Enter #0111* followed by your unlock code and the # sign.

Select "OK" if prompted to confirm. Restart phone to confirm unlocking.


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W. Nicole Barclay has been writing and editing professionally since 2004, focusing on the fashion and retail industry. She graduated from Parsons the New School for Design and holds a Bachelor of Science in history, international affairs and archeology from Northeastern University. She has completed master's degree work in public policy and nonprofit administration at Northeastern University and The American University in Cairo.

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