by Aphid
Explorer

Unlocking my S9+ Phone while on holiday and temporarily using Thai PAYG SIM

I’m going back to Thailand soon on holiday for a few weeks with family. I want to be able to keep in contact with them and old friends out there but to use EE add ons would be extremely expensive over 2-3 weeks. Simple solution is to buy a pay as you go Thai SIM card and use that while I’m there. Then put my EE SIM back in when I get back to the UK. Is that possible?

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Unlocking my S9+ Phone while on holiday and temporarily using Thai PAYG SIM

Hi @Aphid 

 

You will need to unlock your device. 

 

Please read EE guide which explains the process:

HOW DO I UNLOCK AN EE DEVICE TO USE WITH ANOTHER NETWORK?

Thanks




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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Unlocking my S9+ Phone while on holiday and temporarily using Thai PAYG SIM

@Aphid : Where did you get this device? Did you buy it yourself new direct from EE or is it 2nd-hand? The unlocking process & costs are different. Is it on contract or PAYG? How old is it?

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by Aphid
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Re: Unlocking my S9+ Phone while on holiday and temporarily using Thai PAYG SIM

Thanks for your suggestions. I spent quite a bit of time chatting to EE via Twitter. My Samsung S9+ is from a new EE upgrade over 12 months ago so paying EE £8.99 to unlock it permanently is the solution. That way I can use a Thai SIM while there then put my EE SIM back in when I return. And do the same in other non-EU countries, like Turkey. Interesting to discover that iPhones are automatically unlocked after 18 months, so for my wife, a more straightforward solution with her iPhone being three years old.

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