Will EE give me my SIM network unlock PIN for free?
EE are the biggest mobile phone network in the UK. As a result they have a lot of leverage over customers. As an EE customer you will have to wait at least 6 months before they will unlock your handset.
Additionally, they will charge you a flat fee of £8.99 for both a SIM network unlock PIN (network unlock code) and to factory unlock your iPhone. EE will not provide you with a SIM network unlock PIN for free.
If you are not an EE customer they will still unlock you for £8.99 as long as the handset is 6 months old and not reported stolen or blacklisted.
From the EE website: As long as the second-hand device is more than six months old and has not been reported lost or stolen then we can unlock it for £8.99.
You can also go to a third party such as an online unlocking company or high street phone store.