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by Victim1956
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need Spanish PAYG SIM as 2nd line. Lyca SIM incompatible

Phone is IPhone XR with 2 SIMS but seems EE blocks Lycamobile on physical slot. Must be Spanish number despite new roaming.  This is why I bought XR but no one tells you you can’t use it. Big waste of money so far....Any solution other than having 2 phones again? Can I transfer Spanish number to an EE SPAIN PAYG?

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: need Spanish PAYG SIM as 2nd line. Lyca SIM incompatible

Yes, after 6 months you can get it unlocked & then use any 2 diff SIMs.

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: need Spanish PAYG SIM as 2nd line. Lyca SIM incompatible

There no such network as EE Spain. Perhaps you are thinking of Orange ES? That has nowt to do with EE.

 

All phones bought from EE are locked to EE for at least 6 months. Most other UK networks are similar.

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Re: need Spanish PAYG SIM as 2nd line. Lyca SIM incompatible

Hi @Victim1956

 

Welcome to the community. 

 

You can request to unlock your phone after you've had it for 6 months. You should then be able to use another network's SIM in the phone.

 

Chris

by Victim1956
Explorer

Re: need Spanish PAYG SIM as 2nd line. Lyca SIM incompatible

Thanks .. does that mean I would be able to use two different operators for the two different SIMs then or does iTunes prevent that?

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: need Spanish PAYG SIM as 2nd line. Lyca SIM incompatible

Yes, after 6 months you can get it unlocked & then use any 2 diff SIMs.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.
To phone EE: The local rate landline number 0207 362 0200 or Freephone 0800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC = 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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