Unlocking an iPhone 5s on UK EE Network

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MrVuezz, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. MrVuezz macrumors newbie

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    My fiancee is getting an upgrade on her current EE contract but instead of keeping the handset she is giving it to me, problem is I'm not with EE but with 3.
    I haven't yet got the phone but currently looking to get it unlocked when I do. Are there any trusted sites or ebay sellers that can do an IMEI unlock for EE network? Many thanks!
     
  2. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    could just contact EE direct I've just unlocked my 5 with them cost £20 was unlocked in a couple days
     
  3. MrVuezz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Checked their unlocking policy online and it says I need to have had the handset for 6 months before I can get an unlock from them :/
     
  4. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    how long has your fiancee had the handset?
     
  5. MrVuezz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't have it yet. They were out of stock in Space Grey so need to wait a few days
     
  6. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, that's your answer. Try calling them and asking anyway.
     
  7. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

    jr866gooner

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    With my iphone 4 I paid £15 to get unlatched! Surely it must be allowed by now?
     
  8. Newjackboy macrumors 6502

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    It's a hit and miss with ee

    Here are some steps u can take to maximise your chances

    When your gf gets her 5s- tell her to put her sim inside. Make a couple calls and texts. Receive a few too

    Then try add the phone to her account. Can do this online.

    Wait a day or so. Then fill in the unlocking form on the ee website. Just state iphone 5, not 5s

    If they proceed- it will take 5-20 days and cost £20



    Sites charge about £150 to unlock on ee- prob most difficult network to unlock on
     

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