How To Unlock the Galaxy S9/S9+ for Any Carrier
If you got your Galaxy S9 or S9+ from your carrier on discount by signing a long-term contract, you’ll have to unlock it before you can use it on the network of another carrier. But the good news is that it’s not impossible as long as you’ve fulfilled the contract. There is a fully legal way to unlock your phone, so you can switch to your preferred carrier.
Where do you start?
You Will Need your IMEI Number
The packaging of your phone should have your IMEI number, and you can also find it on the bill of sales. But if you don’t have that at hand, there are other ways to find out the IMEI from your Galaxy S9 or S9+.
Here are a few simple ways to do it.
- Settings>About phone>Status>IMEI Information
This is about as easy and reliable as it gets. Tap on About phone, then tap on Status.
Select IMEI Information.
Now tap on IMEI to get access to the number you’re looking for.
- Look at Your Google Dashboard
If you use Google Accounts, you can find your phone’s IMEI from any device. Go to https://myaccount.google.com/dashboard and then find your IMEI in the listing of your Android devices.
- Dial ⋇#06#
This is the simplest way to get to the information you need. However, some carriers don’t support this function.
You Have Your IMEI Number – What’s Next?
There are many unlocker websites out there. UnlockUnit is a popular choice with a helpful support staff. This website is almost always successful, and they offer a 100% money back guarantee.
So how do you use this UnlockUnit?
Open the Homepage
From your computer, open https://www.unlockunit.com.
Select the Manufacturer and Phone Model
Select Samsung and then Galaxy S9 or S9+ from the drop-down menu. You can type the model in instead of having to scroll. Select Unlock now when you’re done.
Enter the Requested Information
UnlockUnit needs the following information:
- Your Current Network
Here, you select your current carrier, the one you want to change.
- Your Email Address
The email address has to be a valid one that you can access easily. UnlockUnit will send an unlock code to this address.
- IMEI Number
Enter Payment Information
Unlocking your phone isn’t free. You can use your credit card to pay the fee, but PayPal and Skrill are also accepted.
Wait for an Email
You will receive an email with your unlocking code.
After this, you can change the SIM card in your Galaxy S9 or S9+. When you put in the new SIM card, enter the unlocking code you got in the email. If you have any difficulties with this, you can contact UnlockUnit.
A Final Thought
Unlocking your phone is legal in the US since 2014, according to the Unlocking Consumer Choice And Wireless Competition Act. Unfortunately, the process is still quite costly. Sometimes, it’s more affordable to go for a new phone altogether.
But the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are both versatile phones you’ll be able to use for a long time. So if you need a new carrier, it’s worth making the effort to unlock your phone instead of exchanging it for a new model.