by LG18 Investigator
Investigator

Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

Hi,

 

I've recently acquired a Samsung Galaxy S3 that was sat in my friends draw for a couple of years.

It's on Orange; can I unlock it to EE? Of course the current kernel on the phone is out of date, so not sure which route to go down.

 

Cheers 🙂 

 

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

Age will not matter. Note that the Galaxy S3 only supports 3G+ & will not benefit from 4GEE that the EE SIM can provide, but it'll still run on an EE SIM.

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To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 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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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

@LG18: To unlock a 2nd-hand phone you need to call Customer Services on 0800 956 6000 (option 2, option 4) to put you in touch with the Unlocking Team to request an Unlock Code. You will be asked for your email addy. They will take payment (of £8.99) from any valid UK bank card.

 

Once the process has been started you will receive an email from the Unlocking Team to process the unlock. It can take up to 10 days to complete the unlock.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.
To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 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
by LG18 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

Okay, I'll try that, thanks.

 

Just to confirm, will the age of the phone matter? Admittedly this is quite an old device by technology's standards. Will the last supported operating system for this phone support an EE sim and kernal even if unlocked?

by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

Age will not matter. Note that the Galaxy S3 only supports 3G+ & will not benefit from 4GEE that the EE SIM can provide, but it'll still run on an EE SIM.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.
To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 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
by LG18 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

Great, thank for the help!

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

Thanks! You're welcome :)! Glad I could be of assistance.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.
To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 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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EE Community Support Team

Re: Can I unlock my orange Samsung Galaxy S3 to run on an EE sim?

Morning @LG18

 

Welcome to the EE Community. 🙂

 

I'm delighted to see that @XRaySpeX was able to offer you a solution to this.

 

I'd love to see you around the community again in future.

 

Chris 🙂

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