by summerg Investigator


can I unlock an EE Iphone 8 plus that is second hand as it is not 6 months old yet and i did not buy it directly from the shop

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: unlocking

@summerg Sorry but that’s not possible.  As the device was a contract device EE will not unlock any contract device until six months has passed starting from the purchase date by the original owner.   


The iPhone 8 is 6 months old on the 22nd of March that’s not to say that your device was purchased on this date as the 6 months start from the purchase date. 

EE Employee

Re: unlocking

Hi and welcome to the community @summerg


@Chris_B is indeed correct you can only unlock a device once it is past 6 months.


Please see our guide on handset unlocking for further information.


Many thanks,



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