How to get your O2 SIM network unlock PIN code
If you’re locked to O2 and have an Android based device you’re going to need an O2 SIM network unlock PIN. You can get this numerical unlock code many different ways, however the end result will be the same. Depending on which device you have you will receive an 8 – 15 digit numerical code that once entered into your handset will allow you to insert a new SIM card and switch network.
In this complete ‘how to guide’ we will show you the 4 most popular methods of getting your O2 unlock code. You will learn everything you need to know about each method before choosing the one you prefer.
4 ways to get your O2 SIM network unlock PIN.
Each method applied to all Android based handsets that require a SIM network unlock PIN code. If you see something like the screenshot on your handset then read on to find our more. Mobile phone manufacturers this guide applied to are Huawei, Samsung, Sony Xperia, HTC, LG, Motorola and Nokia.
1. Login to your O2 account.
Do you already have an O2 account? If you are already an O2 customer with the phone you want unlocked all you have to do is login to your account and complete the unlock request form. Within about a week O2 should send you your SIM network unlock PIN code either by email or via a text message.
- Cost: £0.00
- Waiting time: 7 days
- Requirements: Active account.
- Useful link: https://www.o2.co.uk/help/phones-sims-and-devices/unlocking-an-o2-mobile-to-use-on-a-different-network/online-form
Unfortunately, if you are not an O2 customer they will not unlock your handset. You will have to use one of the other methods to get unlocked.
2. Visit a local phone shop.
Another popular method to get your O2 SIM network unlock PIN is by visiting a local mobile phone shop. This method is mainly popular with people who do not trust online providers. It’s also very convenient if it’s just around the corner from where you live.
A local phone shop may be able to provide an instant O2 unlock code by using a calculator or generator software. for the most part though they will use an online platform which can take up to a week for the code to arrive. Consequently, many people who need to be unlocked opt for an online unlocking company and it saves time and hassle.
Useful link: https://www.google.com/search?q=phone+shop+near+me
3. Use an online provider.
Second in popularity only to the O2 dedicated service, an online unlocking provider is a cost effective, hassle free way of getting your O2 Android device unlocked and using a new network. When choosing an unlocking website you’ll need to make they are legit with good, honest reviews.
Try to avoid using the sites that offer free unlock codes as they will want you to complete some kind offer first. Also watch our for scam sites that charge you a ‘pre-unlock fee’ and ask for more money before they send the code. GiffGaff have a list of smoe of the scam sites.
4. Try a software download.
Although many people are still very sceptical about using unlock software, there are a great many unlock code generators and calculators you can download. Popular software application usually unlock Samsung, Nokia, HTC or Huawei. Additionally, there are more professional (and more expensive) applications that will unlock just about any Android based handset.
As a result, it’s now even easier to unlock your O2 handset with a SIM network unlock PIN generated by a desktop software application. iSkySoft have compiled a full list of the most widely used applications on the link below.