Moto Z2 Force – How to Unlock for Any Carrier
Whereas the Moto Z Droid was available only on Verizon, you can unlock the Moto Z2 Force and use it with any carrier.
Carrier-locked phones can’t be used with a SIM card from another carrier. Unlocking is a simple process, but it isn’t entirely free. It also requires some preparation, as you have to find your IMEI number before you can unlock your phone.
How to Find Your IMEI Number
Your phone’s IMEI number is a 15-digit number that is unique to your device. You can find it on your phone’s packaging. However, that’s not always available, so here are two other ways you can get to the number:
1. Dial *#06#
Dialing this string of symbols will show you your IMEI number for free.
2. Look Into Your Phone’s Settings
Here is another way you can find it:
Go into Settings
Select About Phone
Find the IMEI Number
After you have the number, keep it at hand. It will allow you to complete the unlocking process.
How to Use Unlocking Websites
There are many unlocking services you can choose from and the process always has the same basic steps. This tutorial focuses on The Unlocking Company.
Follow these steps to unlock your Moto Z2 Force:
1. Open the Unlocking Website
In this example, you should go to https://theunlockingcompany.com. You can unlock your phone from your computer, your phone, or any other device.
2. Select the Manufacturer and the Model of Your Phone
There is usually a drop-down menu where you can make your selection. If the unlocking service you chose doesn’t support the Moto Z2 Force, you can find another service.
3. Select Unlock Now
4. Give More Information About Your Smartphone
You may need to add your phone’s country of origin. Additionally, you’ll need to select your current carrier from a list. If your chosen unlocking website doesn’t support your carrier, look for a different unlocker.
Tap on NEXT when you have entered the requested information.
5. Enter Your Phone’s IMEI Number
This is when you enter the 15-digit number you copied before you began the unlocking process.
6. Give Accurate Personal Information
Here is what your unlocking website needs to know about you:
You don’t have to worry about giving your full name when you’re filling out this form. Phone unlocking is legal and it’s widely done.
It’s very important to enter a real email address that you can access easily.
Unlocking websites aren’t too expensive. You can usually pay via PayPal or credit card. Other online payment options may be available as well.
7. Place Your Order
After you have paid for unlocking, you generally have to wait for up to three days.
8. Receive the Unlocking Code in Email
The unlocking service will send you a short numerical code to the email address you entered. You will use this code to unlock the phone when you insert a new SIM card.
A Final Thought
If you find a carrier that offers a better monthly plan or wider network coverage, it’s reasonable to make a change.
But even if you’re not planning to switch carriers immediately, it can be a good idea to unlock your phone. You may need to buy a local SIM card if you’re abroad and you want to avoid roaming fees. Plus, you’ll definitely need to unlock your phone before you sell it or you give it away.