What is mobile network locking and how to generate network unlock codes
This article provide information about what is mobile network locking and how to generate network unlock codes for smartphone. Brief information about gsm network locking and unlocking and cdma network locking and unlocking.
Most of the mobile company use network named Gsm/ globle system for mobile and cdma/ code division multiple access. And now latest 4g lte / long term evolution.
Sprint mobile company use cdma network and Verizon also use cdma network. It is said that to build cdma network is less costly compare to gsm network.
In gsm your customer identity saved on removable sim card. So if you insert your sim to another mobile irrespective of whether it is nokia android, lg smartphone or Samsung galaxy. When you insert your sim to any mobile it work with that sim and your mobile number remain the same.
While cdma mobile use list of subscriber to identify customer on cdma network. And your subscriber identity coded within your cdma android phone. So each cdma network have white list which is called eligible member list on that network. Cdma mobile don't use sim card for their customer or member of cdma network. So in cdma mobile customer identity is coded within smartphone only.
Now a day 4g lte long term evolution technology has close the gap between cdma and gsm mobile phone. In 4g lte network gsm mobile can be used on cdma and cdma phone can be used on gsm network. In United States newer cdma Verizon and sprint cdma smartphone have 4g lte sim slot. While older cdma mobile don't have sim slot.
Older cdma mobile cannot be used on gsm network and gsm mobile cannot use on cdma network. And cdma mobile can't be shifted on gsm and gsm mobile can't be shifted on cdma network. But Bell and Telus in Canada make it possible that you can shift from cdma to gsm.
As in cdma there is no sim card that does not mean that cdma mobile cannot be locked and unlocked. As in cdma mobile there is integrated code within cdma smartphone and smartphone locking and unlocking done with this integrated codes only.
To unlock cdma smartphone you need to reconstruct codes. There are very less options available for cdma mobile unlocking. As cdma carrier are less compare to gsm.
When you insert sim first time to mobile, mobile scan the sim and search the network information. As gsm service provider store network information under sim card. Now if sim is locked then it generates one code at smartphone network module. This network module is software code that is within your android mobile os ie lollipop or kitkat. Now you mobile is locked in other work there is network locking at your mobile. Now your mobile only work with that particular gsm sim provider network. And if you want to use your mobile on other network than you need to get network unlock codes for that mobile to unlock your mobile.
For gsm network unlocking you need network unlock code. But for cdma mobile, there is no sim card. And network information is stored within cdma mobile software. And to perform network unlocking at cdma mobile you need to reconstruct cdma mobile software code. For that you need to do some programming coding at cdma mobile and for that you need computer and cable. There less cdma network compare to gsm.
Gsm network are world wide use while cdma network are available at fewer countries only. There are many options available for gsm network unlocking. Even you can get free network unlock codes for many gsm sim network locking.
You can generate network unlock code from imei number of your smartphone. There are many apps available online as per the model of your mobile. Like lg g variant unlock app, galaxy unlocker, nokia lumia unlock code generator. Sometime to generate network unlock code you may need sim serial number, mobile country code and mobile network code also. All this depend on model of your android phone and app you are using for unlock code. But for cdma mobile you need specialist person and some special assistance for cdma network unlocking.
Below is the the few list of gsm and cdma network provider.
Gsm cdma service provider Canada
Bell, telus and fido.
Gsm cdma service provider United States
At&t, t mobile, us cellular, Verizon, sprint etc.
Germany and France gsm cdma service provider.
O2 , Vodafone,Orange, sfr, bouygues.
United Kingdom gsm cdma provider.
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Submitted on: 2018-11-28 05:01:36