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How to get your EE SIM network unlock PIN code

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This complete guide will show you everything you need to get your EE SIM network unlock PIN code and start using your new SIM card. If you own a mobile phone that is currently locked to EE UK and you wish to change to a different network there are a number of steps you can take to make this happen. This complete guide will show you al methods in details.

It’s important to understand that the steps you can take will be different depending on a range of factors. For example, if you are on an EE contract, getting your SIM network unlock PIN will be different to if you have purchased a second-hand mobile phone from a friend. It will take anywhere between 1-10 days for your unlock code to arrive. If you use software the unlock should be instant.

4 methods to get your EE SIM network unlock PIN.

Getting unlocked from EE is not impossible. There are multiple methods available when trying to unlock an EE phone or other device. Here we show you the 4 most popular methods of getting your handset unlocked.

Screenshot: How to unlock an EE device to use with another network.

Screenshot: How to unlock an EE device to use with another network.

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1. Go to the mobile network.

You can expect EE to charge you a minimum fee of £8.99 for a network unlock code. not only that, your handset will need to be at least 6 months old before they will even consider unlocking it. Consequently, may users locked to EE are put off by both the price and waiting times.

Additionally, there are a lot of hoops to jump through when completing their online form. The good news is they will try and unlock you even if you are not a current EE customer. Expect to wait at least 10 days for your code.

2. Buy from an online unlocking company.

If you’re unable to go to EE for any reason then your best option is to buy your EE unlock code from an online unlocking company. Pound for pound this is the quickest and most hassle free way to unlock your EE mobile phone. Most notably, an online unlock service can deliver a code from instantly for HTC devices to only a few hours for Samsung phones.

Times and prices will vary as it takes longer and costs more depending on which handset model you have that’s locked to EE. You’ll need your IMEI number before you make your purchase otherwise they can’t unlock you.

DC Unlocker is widely used by professionals.

DC Unlocker is widely used by professionals.

3. Use an unlock code generator.

There is a lot of confusion about what an unlock code generator is. This is because many online unlocking companies claim to offer one when in fact they are offering a standard unlock code service. Usually, an unlock code generator is a software application that will calculate your EE SIM network unlock PIN code from your IMEI number.

There are many about which offer bootloader unlocking, code calculation, handset erasing and more. One of the most popular is DC Unlocker. You will need buy credits and it can be a little complicated for the average user.

Mobile phone unlocking shop sign.

Mobile phone unlocking shop sign.

4. Go to your local phone shop.

Popular with people who don’t trust online unlocking companies, local phone shops should have a variety of methods available to unlock your EE mobile device. Depending on whether it is a Huawei, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Xperia, HTC or Nokia, they will be able to provide the correct EE SIM network unlock PIN code.

Many shops use one of 3 methods to unlock your phone. They may be able to plug your EE locked handset directly into a PC and unlock it that way. Alternatively they may also use an instant unlock code generator software application which will require your IMEI number. Lastly, they may use an online unlocking platform which can take a few days to complete.

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