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Will a Locked Galaxy S8+ to EE work with a Virgin Sim?

Im thinking of getting a GS8+ but the one i've found is locked to EE, will my virgin sim still work?

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Re: Will a Locked Galaxy S8+ to EE work with a Virgin Sim?

Hi @sunny777

 

It should work without issue however, I woundn't buy a phone that is network locked as it will hit the resale value. 


Thanks, 

Martyn

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Explorer

Re: Will a Locked Galaxy S8+ to EE work with a Virgin Sim?

what do you mean by hit resale value?


@martyn413 wrote:

Hi @sunny777

 

It should work without issue however, I woundn't buy a phone that is network locked as it will hit the resale value. 


Thanks, 

Martyn


 

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Re: Will a Locked Galaxy S8+ to EE work with a Virgin Sim?

Hi @sunny777

 

What I mean is if/when you come to sell it, you will be limiting who you can sell it to if it's locked to one network.   This will hurt the price you can ask for it. 

 

Thanks, 
Martyn

 

 

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EE Community Support Team

Re: Will a Locked Galaxy S8+ to EE work with a Virgin Sim?

Hi @sunny777

 

Thanks for coming to community 🙂

 

I know @martyn413 has supported you already 🙂

 

Here is some further information from our Unlocking your EE mobile phone or device support article.

 

How do I know if my phone is locked? Try a different network SIM card in your phone. If it doesn’t work, it is likely that your phone is locked.

 

If it is locked to EE - Please see the below.

 

Unlocking a pay monthly device

 

  • You must have had the device on your contract for a minimum of 6 months.

 

  • Have no outstanding balance on your account.

 

  • The device must not be blacklisted (reported lost or stolen).

 

  • If the contract for the device is now complete, the request will be free of charge.

 

  • If you’re still within contract the cost will be £8.99.

 

  • You’ll need the IMEI number of the device (you can enter *#06# on the device to get this).

Again please see the Unlocking your EE mobile phone or device support article for further information and frequently asked questions.

 

Thanks

 

Richard

 

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