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If you own a ZTE mobile or modem and you want to change your network provider, it is POSSIBLE.

Yes, you heard that right. This process of changing your network provider is possible by using unlocks codes for ZTE phones. Not only phones but these codes also help you unlock ZTE modem or unlock ZTE router. Now, the question is how to unlock ZTE phone with unlock code? To answer this question today, we will discuss the steps to use unlock codes for ZTE phones and modems

 

Unlock ZTE Phone to Use Any Network

To know how to unlock ZTE phone, you first need to know the unlocking policy of your service provider or carrier. Depending on whether you are using Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T, your criteria to unlock ZTE phone would differ. For example, if your contract is with Verizon, in most cases you will not find a network lock on your device. However, in case you find a network lock, you can directly request Verizon to unlock ZTE phone for you. On the other hand, if your existing service provider is AT&T, you will have first to submit your device details to the company for review and see if your device is eligible for unlocking or not. This procedure is same whether you want to unlock ZTE Maven 3, unlock ZTE z835 or any other ZTE device model.

Before you start to unlock ZTE phone, gather all the information you would require completing the process successfully. The information you need is:

IMEI number - note down the IMEI number of your device. IF you are not sure what it is, dial *#06# and you will see a pop up showing your device’s IMEI code. If you have a dual sim phone, you may see two IMEI numbers on your screen. Note down both the numbers.

Account holder information- Notes down the first and the last name of the account holder, with their social security number last four digits.

Device phone number - Write down your phone’s official number with area code.

How to Unlock a ZTE Phone

Once you have all the related information about your ZTE phone, you can start the process to unlock your ZTE phone. To begin with:

  • The model no. of the phone you want to unlock like ZTE z835
  • The country it was purchased or locked in
  • The network it is locked to
  • Your E-Current Mail ID
  • The IMEI number

Post entering these details, you get a code that you have to enter only once

How to Use the Unlock Code to Unlock ZTE Phone  

1. After receiving the unlock code, insert the unaccepted SIM card into the card slot of your ZTE phone. By unaccepted SIM card here we mean the new network SIM you want to use. To do so, switch off the phone - open the SIM slot - take out the SIM card of your existing network - insert the new unaccepted sim and close the sim slot

2. You will now see a prompt screen to unlock ZTE phone. Enter the code you received from Unlockninja into the space provided.

Congratulations! Your ZTE phone is now unlocked and ready to use with any network provider of your choice.

Troubleshooting-If the Phone not prompts for Unlock Screen with an unaccepted SIM

Method 1

  • Switch off your ZTE phone and take out your existing provider’s sim card.
  • Without entering the new sim in the slot of your phone, switch it on and type: *983*8284#
  • Now enter the unlock codes for ZTE phones.

Method 2

  • Switch off your phone, take out the existing SIM card and switch on the phone
  • Now type ###825*09#, without entering the new sim in the phone.
  • Enter the unlock code.

Other than the procedure mentioned above of how to unlock ZTE phone there are some essential things you must know about unlock codes for ZTE phones. Let’s discuss them further.

Network unlock code for ZTE: Troubleshooting

Your ZTE device shows “SIM Network Unlock Unsuccessful” or “ Code Error” after typing the unlock codes for ZTE phones.

If you are sure you have not made any mistake in typing the unlock code, do not enter it again.  If the code is not accepted go for a factory reset and then try entering the code again. If you are using a custom firmware, that may be the cause of non-acceptance of the code on your device. If that is the case, first restore your custom firmware to stock firmware and try entering the code again.

 

ZTE Smartphone shows “NO SIM.”

This means that your phone is unable to detect the sim card. One of the most common reasons for this error is the incorrect insertion of the sim into the sim slot. Hence, if you see that error on your mobile screen, switch off the phone, take out the sim card and reinsert it carefully. Remember, to unlock ZTE phone; it is essential that the new sim work appropriately.

ZTE factory unlock code

Using the ZTE factory unlock code is another effective way of quickly unlocking your ZTE device. Unlock ZTE phone or any other brand phone like Samsung with factory code means that a single code can support all devices, irrespective of the country and name of the original service provider. To be precise, a ZTE factory code can be used with any ZTE model for the unlock process. You can also get the factory unlocking service to unlock your Samsung phone and Apple iPhone

SIM network unlock pin for ZTE phone / ZTE master unlock code

A sim network unlocks pin is not quite different from a network unlock code. In short, it works for the same purpose as other unlock codes for ZTE phones. It is a pin that is used to unlock a ZTE phone, which is locked with a particular network provider.

By now you must be clear about the procedure of how to unlock ZTE phone. Now let's move on to the process to unlock ZTE modem / unlock ZTE router.

How to unlock ZTE Modem/Routers

Not only ZTE phones but if you have a ZTE modem and you are trying to change your network provider, you can easily do that with unlocking codes from Unlockninja

Unlock ZTE modem / Unlock ZTE router by following these simple steps mentioned below:

  • Turn off your modem and take out the sim card of your existing network provider.
  • Enter the unaccepted sim card (sim card of the service provider you want to change your services to) into the sim slow of your ZTE modem/router.
  • Connect your ZTE modem to your PC or laptop with the help of USB.
  • Start installing all the new drivers required for your device. If the drivers are already installed, please skip this step.
  • Once the installation is done, you will see a prompt to enter the code to unlock ZTE modem/unlock ZTE router.
  • In case you do not see any prompt or message, type 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in your web browser and press enter.
  • You will be then redirected to a login page. Here enter your login and password. (By default, the login and password are always “admin”)
  • Go to the option “request for a network code” and click “OK” or enter.

 Now enter the ZTE network unlock code provided by unlockninja. You unlock ZTE modem/unlock ZTE router process is now complete. The device is now unlocked and capable of being connected to other networks.

Benefits of Unlocking ZTE Phone

  • Once you unlock your ZTE phone, you can avail services from any network you find appropriate.
  •  A locked phone will confine your calls, data usage, and other features to just one system while an unlocked ZTE phone shall free you from the bondage of the same.
  • While you are traveling, you can choose a SIM from the current location to avoid roaming charges and other hidden costs.
  • Besides that, if you ever plan on selling your phone, an unlocked ZTE phone would bring you not only a much better price but also a variety of buyers to choose.

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