Carrier contracts can be tempting. This is because the way our phones are priced right now, buying them outright can come across as being rather expensive, but by being able to pay the price of the phone over a 24-month period makes it a lot more attainable.
The downside? You’re locked to your carrier which makes traveling and swapping out SIM cards a bit of a problem.
Thankfully, there are a few different ways to SIM unlock your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Services like Android SIM Unlock are able provide a paid SIM unlcok code for your phone, but there is also a free option if you meet certain requirements, don’t mind putting in a bit or work and waiting a few days.
We do want to point out that unlocking your phone’s SIM does not free you from the contract you entered into with your carrier. You’ll still need to make all the necessary repayments and pay your bills, but you now have the added freedom of swapping SIMs around if you need.
If you’d rather not pay to unlock your phone’s SIM, you can actually get the unlock code from your carrier. There are several requirements that you’ll have to meet in order to qualify for the free code, which are:
If you meet those requirements, then here are the steps to take to get your free SIM unlock code:
Now, given how new the Galaxy S21 Ultra is, there is a good chance that you might not meet the requirements set out by your carrier to qualify for a free SIM unlock. Don’t worry though because if the free option is not available, there are actually paid services like Android SIM Unlock that can provide you the SIM unlock code for your Galaxy S21 Ultra that won’t cost that much and might be worth exploring.
The problem unlocking your SIM if you’re on T-Mobile or MetroPCS is that the carriers have approached SIM unlocking a bit differently, meaning that the method we outlined above won’t work. There is a slightly different method, and thankfully it’s just as easy, just with some slight variations to the process which you can follow in the steps down below.
Once you’ve completed all the steps mentioned above, your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra should now be unlocked and you can change carriers and swap SIM cards around with no issues.