If you’re the proud owner of a Sony Xperia XZ3 or XZ2 and want to change your SIM from the Vodafone UK network read on. This complete guide will show you how to get your Sony Xperia XZ3 / XZ2 Network Unlock Code (NUC) from Vodafone for free.

Additionally, we’ll also show you how to get your Sony Xperia unlock code from us. Released last year the Xperia XZ3 and XZ2 became instantly popular mobile phones with tens of thousands of people signing up for one on contract from Vodafone UK.

1. Getting your Xperia XZ3, XZ2 unlock code from Vodafone.

There are a number of ways you can obtain your unlock code for your Sony Xperia XZ3 / XZ2 for free from Vodafone. All of them involve you being a Vodafone customer for a minimum period of 30 days. If that’s not possible scroll down for an alternative method.

1a. How to unlock Sony Xperia XZ3 / XZ2 if you’re already a Vodafone customer.

If you’re already a Vodafone customer the good news is they will unlock your Sony Xperia XZ3 / XZ2 for free. The bad news is that you’ll need an active account and will have to be at least 30 days into your contract. For most Vodafone customers this is not a problem.

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You’ll need to complete the online form to request your Vodafone Network Unlock Code (NUC). The process is not that straight-forward and you’ll need lots of personal details details to hand to ensure you complete it one go. Below is an example of the form.

Screenshot: Typical questions asked on the Vodafone Network Unlock Code request form.

Screenshot: Typical questions asked on the Vodafone Network Unlock Code request form.

Once you have completed the online form you will have to wait at least 10 days for the Vodafone Sony Xperia XZ3 unlock code. As a result of the waiting times this is not always suitable for a lot of people who might be going on holiday or just leaving the country.

Video: Step-by-step guide on how to unlock your Vodafone device.

1b. Getting your Sony Xperia XZ3 or XZ2 unlock code if you’re not a Vodafone customer.

If you don’t have a Vodafone account because you purchased the phone used from a friend or online you can still get unlocked. Sadly, you will need to sign-up to a Vodafone PAYG SIM deal and use the contact for a minimum of 30 days.

Screenshot: If you're not a customer you can't a Sony Xperia XZ3 or XZ2 Network Unlock Code (NUC) from Vodafone.

Screenshot: If you’re not a customer you can’t a Sony Xperia XZ3 or XZ2 Network Unlock Code (NUC) from Vodafone.

If you’re Sony Xperia XZ3 or XZ2 is locked to the Vodafone network and you want to use another carrier such as EE or GiffGaff we’re pretty confident you’re not going to do this. Click here or scroll down the page for an alternative.

On the Vodafone website it says—

The easiest way to get your device unlocked is to order a free Pay as you go SIM and use it for 30 days. We’ll then be able to unlock it.

Useful links to the Vodafone website—

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2. Getting your Sony Xperia XZ3, XZ2 unlock code from NetPal.

For many owners of the Sony Xperia XZ3 or XZ2 getting your handset unlocked by a third party is the only option available. Consequently, there are numerous unlock companies both in the UK and all over the world that offer the service for a price.

NetPal have access to the latest databases of Sony Xperia unlock codes for all the major network including Vodafone. If you’re still unsure about using a third part why not checkout our online reviews before you make your purchase.

  1. Click on the Sony Xperia product image.
  2. Select Vodafone from the networks menu.
  3. Click on the ‘buy now’ button to purchase.
  4. Add your handsets IMEI at the checkout.

Waiting for the network unlock code takes a few days and we offer full support for anyone having problems with their handset.

3. How to enter your Vodafone Network Unlock Code (NUC).

Enter your network unlock code into your Sony Xperia XZ3 / XZ2 is a very simple process.

  1. Firstly switch off your handset and insert a non-Vodafone SIM card
  2. Secondly turn on the phone, at which point it display the SIM Network Unlock PIN
  3. Lastly enter your NUC and press unlock. The screen will display Network Unlock Successful

Your handset is now unlocked and you are free to enjoy your chosen new network.