by LawrenceH
Explorer

21 month unlock on iphone, how quick does it come through?

I got my phone on 12 January 2016 which puts the 21 month point for the automatic unlocking at 12th October this year.  However, I'm off to the US on 16th October and want to use a 3 sim as they're vastly cheaper than EE.

 

So my question is, will my phone be unlocked automatically on the 12th, or can it take some time to come through?  If it's bang on the day then it'll save me a few quid, otherwise I'll have to pay.

 

Thanks

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by LawrenceH
Explorer

Re: 23 months and 3 weeks over, can I get unlock code free?

Double post, not sure how I managed that as I posted the new thread after the original reply!

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: 21 month unlock on iphone, how quick does it come through?

@LawrenceH: It usually takes 10 days from an application but can't say how long these auto unlockings will take.

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: 23 months and 3 weeks over, can I get unlock code free?

I merged them to:

  1. Keep the identical query in 1 place, your own thread for simplicity.
  2. Keep to Community Guidelines of not repeating posting of the same query all over the place.
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EE Employee

Re: 23 months and 3 weeks over, can I get unlock code free?

Hi @LawrenceH and welcome to the community.

 

The handset will be unlocked within a week or two after its has hit the 21 month mark as there has to be a few checks ran before this is completed.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

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