If you’ve recently purchased a second-hand or used mobile phone and it is locked to EE, you may want to move to a different network. To achieve this you’ll need unlock your handset first. Sadly friends, there is no way to unlock EE phone out of contract free.
Why is this you might ask?
Unfortunately the EE network will not unlock a phone or any other device for free. They charge a minimum fee of £8.99 and have a range of eligibility criteria that basically ensures no-one without an EE contract is eligible. What this free online guide will do is run you through your options if you still want to get unlocked.
How to unlock out of contract EE phone (unlock code).
If you have an EE locked phone that is out of contract it’s important know that there is no way to unlock it for free. However, there are plenty of online services that will do it for a small fee. The cost will depend on which handset you are trying to unlock. Here we will guide you through some of the main handset manufacturers and how to get your EE unlock codes for them.
Getting your EE unlock code for Samsung phones.
Being the second most popular handset on the UK market means there are hundreds of Samsung phones that are out of contract. If you own a Samsung phone, are out of contract and locked to EE the bad news is you cannot get a free code.
You may have purchased yours from a friend or off the internet and now want to switch to a different network. If you’re willing to pay a small fee you can buy a Samsung unlock code for EE by clicking on the product image and choosing EE.
Provide us with your IMEI number and we’ll do the rest. Within 24 hours or less you will be provided with an EE network unlock code for your Samsung handset irrespective of how old the device or whether or not you are an EE customer.
Getting your EE unlock code for Huawei mobiles.
Much the same process as Samsung, a Huawei unlock code for EE is a little more expensive and takes longer to obtain. You won’t need to be an EE customer so all Huawei handsets can be network unlocked out of contract.
With Huawei you only get a single code which is 16 digits long. Similarly to Samsung you will need to enter this code at the ‘SIM network unlock PIN’ screen. You will see this screen when you insert a SIM card from a different network.
As with all requests for unlock codes you will need to provide us with your 15 digit IMEI number during the purchase process. You can do this at the checkout when you buy your Huawei unlock code. Click on the image to get started.
Frequently asked questions about unlocking EE mobile phones.
It’s important to recognise that whilst unlocking from EE is 99% straightforward, there’s always a very small change of running into problems. Here we answer some important questions about the procedure.
How much does an EE unlock code cost?
Depending on which handset you want unlocked the cost of an EE unlock can very from £13.49 for Samsung to £19.79 for Huawei.
How long will it take to unlock EE phone?
The length of time you will have to wait also depends on which phone manufacturer you want unlocked. As a guideline it can take 1-2 days for a Samsung EE unlock code and 1-10 days for a Huawei unlock code.
What details should I provide when I buy an EE unlock code.
When requesting a network unlocking code you will need to provide your 15 digit IMEI number and your email address. The email address is so we can send you your code.
What should I do if I can’t get the code to work?
We provide extensive unlocking instructions that cover all eventualities. If you still can’t get unlocked just send us a quick email and we’ll provide full support.
How to unlock EE iPhone out of contract (factory unlock).
The process for unlocking an iPhone is slightly different to all other handset manufacturers. This is because Apple refuse to use unlock codes so the IMEI number has to be ‘whitelisted’ on the Apple database.
The first part of the process is exactly the same, you buy your EE iPhone factory unlock, add your IMEI at the checkout and wait. When your unlock has been processed you will have to connect to iTunes to finalise the procedure.
Frequently asked questions about factory unlocking your EE iPhone.
How much does it cost to factory unlock my EE iPhone?
When factory unlocking your out of contract EE iPhone the cost will be based on how new the handset is. For example, if it is an iPhone 5 it will cost considerably less to unlock than an iPhone X.
How long does it take to factory unlock an EE iPhone?
As a general rule you can expect to wait 2-5 days to unlock EE iPhone. In some instances you can order a superfast premium service and get it unlocked in 24 hours.
Will my iPhone factory unlock be permanent?
We get asked this a lost and the answer is 100% yes. you iPhone will still be unlocked even if you reset it.
Can I get my money back if the factory unlock doesn’t work?
We always provide a full refund for any factory unlocks that do not work. Read our cancellation and guarantee policy before you buy.