07-04-2018 08:59 PM
I have bought an iPhone (3gs) 2nd hand locked to Orange UK.
I aim to use it on the ee network, no ee sims will work?
how can I get it unlocked, I do have an old orange sim
07-04-2018 09:05 PM - edited 07-04-2018 09:07 PM
@hat10put You need to call customer services to request it to be unlocked it will cost you £8.99 payable via a credit/debt card.
A EE sim will work in it but you’ll not get 4G on the device.
07-04-2018 11:12 PM
@hat10put: 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.
But even so beware that EE could still refuse to unlock it. Many phones sold 2nd-hand have been reported lost or stolen, have been sold by the original owner when under 6 months old without EE's permission or have money owing on them.
If that is the case your only remedy is against whoever you got the phone from.