by plremcconn Investigator
Investigator

Unlock going abroad and reconnecting back

My daughter is going to USA for a month and i will need to unlock her Iphone7 to accept a different sim. ( The rates from EE are completely prohibitive for any  use at all) 

 

She is on PAYG and has been for several years building up significant boosts.

 

My question if i unlock her iphone7 and use the device with a different sim whislt abroad

Can i unlock that device when she comes back and insert her old sim that i will keep ticking along .

 

 

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Unlock going abroad and reconnecting back

If you bought an iPhone directly from EE after 01/09/15 it should have been auto unlocked after 18 months. Using the form below will also confirm this.

 

You can just apply for unlocking using the Unlocking your device form as the PAYG option and giving the mobile number that it originally came with. It should be free.

 

Once it is unlocked it will work for ever with any SIM. So she doesn't need to do anything on return.

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: Unlock going abroad and reconnecting back

If you bought an iPhone directly from EE after 01/09/15 it should have been auto unlocked after 18 months. Using the form below will also confirm this.

 

You can just apply for unlocking using the Unlocking your device form as the PAYG option and giving the mobile number that it originally came with. It should be free.

 

Once it is unlocked it will work for ever with any SIM. So she doesn't need to do anything on return.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Thumbs Up" 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 Ace Contributor
Ace Contributor

Re: Unlock going abroad and reconnecting back

@XRaySpeX  is correct. @plremcconn You can simply swap sims as you please when unlocked . 

by plremcconn Investigator
Investigator

Re: Unlock going abroad and reconnecting back

Thanks I've submitted the request to unlock and we will see how it goes from there. 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Unlock going abroad and reconnecting back

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

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If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Thumbs Up" 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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