GeoSIM, the specialist international SIM card supplier, has introduced the SIM PIG, a SIM card-like chip that bypasses the network lock on mobile phones, thus enabling any SIM card from any network to be used in a locked handset.
SIM PIG can unlock difficult or expensive to unlock modern 3G handsets such as iPhone, Windows Mobile devices, HTC, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry and many more.
The SIM PIG is inserted with the SIM card into the handsets SIM card slot. The PIG then dynamically bypasses the network lock on the mobile phone. SIM PIG does not affect any of the handsets functionality and all features are maintained, importantly it does not invalidate any warranty on the handset.
Once SIM PIG is removed, the handset reverts back to its locked condition.
Using the SIM PIG does not require any technical knowledge and is quick and simple to insert. As the name suggests, SIM PIG piggy backs on to the SIM card when it is inserted to the handset.
Ed Neal, managing director at Geodesa, which distributes SIM PIG, explained: “Many handsets are locked to a particular network so only that networks SIM cards can be used in the locked phone. Networks lock their handsets for various reasons and unlocking can allow the user to benefit from better tariffs than their current provider may offer, particularly if travelling to different countries. SIM PIG is the perfect partner to our GeoSIM global SIM Card which avoids roaming charges when making or receiving calls overseas.
“Traditional methods of unlocking a mobile phone are specific to that handset,” he continued. “If the user has more than one handset to unlock, then they need to pay to unlock each phone individually, this can be expensive and time consuming particularly with the latest 3G handsets. With one SIM PIG you can unlock any number of handsets.”