Telcel, like many telephone companies, sells devices with network blocking. This happens mainly when the phones are subsidized through a plan. However, customers have the possibility of unlocking a Telcel cell phone, in case they want to use it with another mobile network.
Unlocking is a process that removes the network lock that prevents a phone from operating with other mobile networks. In other words, if a device has a Telcel lock, you will not be able to use an AT&T or Movistar SIM in it because it will not work.
How can you unlock a Telcel cell phone?
The reasons why telephone companies block the cell phones they sell are clear: to prevent it from being used with other operators. However, there are certain circumstances under which it is possible to unlock the smartphone.
– Through Telcel, once the current contract has expired.
– At any time, using the service of a third party such as Movical.
We tell you how to unlock a Telcel cell phone considering both options.
This company provides users with a tool on its website to speed up the unlocking of devices. However, you must keep in mind that there are conditions for this process. The main one is that the cell phone must comply with certain characteristics to be eligible for unlocking.
Unlocking applies directly to all devices purchased under the Amigo de Telcel program, and to those who have a device acquired with the company, but are no longer a customer.
Those who purchased their cell phone under a rate plan subject to a forced term must comply with the following requirements to be eligible for the unlocking:
– The total cost of the device has been completely paid
– Have completed the period of the Term Purchase and Sale Agreement of the device with no outstanding debts.
To make sure you can unlock your Telcel cell phone, you must enter the IMEI of the device on the web page and click on “Check”. The company will then tell you if it is eligible for unlocking and the steps to do so.
The process to unlock a Telcel cell phone through the company can be a bit painstaking. If you do not want to go through this process (or your device does not meet the conditions for unlocking), you can opt for a service like the one Movical offers.
Unlocking your smartphone in this way is very simple. Here are the steps to follow:
- Go to the ‘Unlock cell phone’ section.
You will find a bar where you must enter the model of your phone. For example: Samsung Galaxy A3, Xiaomi Redmi 10, etc. Once you have done this, the system will take you to another screen to continue the process.
- Select the operator of origin
It is time to indicate the country of origin of the operator, that is, where you use your phone, and its name, in this case Telcel. You must also select the payment currency to display the available plans for unlocking.
- Complete the form
Once you have chosen the most convenient plan for you, you will have to fill out a short form. The information requested includes: IMEI of your cell phone, your first and last name, email address and WhatsApp number. If you don’t know your phone’s IMEI, you must dial *#06# on the device. Once this is done, you will see it on the screen.
- Choose the payment method
Select the method of payment. Among the available options are credit card, PayPal and Crypto. Make the payment and submit the form.
- Enter the unlock code
The unlock code will arrive to your phone via a message. To unlock your Telcel cell phone, you will only have to place a non-allowed SIM card in the device and when you are asked for the code, enter the one you received.
However, you must keep in mind that in no case it is possible to unlock devices that are on blacklists for having been reported stolen.
Unlocking your smartphone network through Movical is simple and fast. It is a completely legal method that does not jeopardize the information stored on the device, does not affect the manufacturer’s warranty and it is permanent.