This article shows how to unlock a Motorola W490 for free with an unlock code. Like unlocking most Motorola phones the W490 will require an unlock code but the instructions to unlock this phone are completely free. Many online services will try and charge for unlocking instructions, don’t let them fool you! Anyway it is also possible to attain a free unlocking code with some effort. Usually calling your phone carrier and requesting one will work if you have had service with them for at least 3 months. Sometimes it helps to say you will be needing to use your phone outside the country while traveling abroad. I have heard of people having success getting a Motorola unlock code from both T-Mobile and AT&T.
Once you are able to get an unlock code for your Motorola W490 phone you will be able to unlock it, so you can start using the phone on any carrier or network. The instructions provided below should be able to be used to unlock most GSM or SIM based Motorola phones but use caution. Entering multiple incorrect unlock codes could permanently lock up your phone!
Here are the steps to unlock a Motorola W490:
1. Turn on your Motorola phone with an unaccepted SIM card in.
2. Your Motorola phone should say “Enter Special Code”
3. Now enter your unlock code.