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So your phone is locked on a network and you would like to use a WorldSIM travel SIM, a different SIM- or just unlock it to increase its resale value. The first thing is to realise that phone unlocking is perfectly legal in the U.K. The reason why networks are allowed to lock phones is generally because locked phones can be sold for a subsidised price.
You can use a number of options to unlock your phone. For instance, you can take it to any unlocking expert and they will do it for you for a charge ranging from £10-£20. However you may be surprised that some networks do offer this service as well. For instance, O2 offers free unlocking service. Although they won’t allow you to cancel the contract but they will unlock the phone for you free of charge. Vodafone will charge about £20 to get it unlocked within a day. EE on the other hand, is a bit stricter and you will have to have a contract with them for at least 6 months before they can unlock the phone for you. There is also a fee of £20.42 to unlock the phone and it can take up to 10 days for them to do this. Three allows free unlocking to pay as you go customers or you have to be on a contract with them for at least 30 days.
Generally there are two ways of unlocking your phone:
Unlocking your phone using a code
You may be able to unlock your phone using a code. Here are a few steps to help you unlock your phone using a code:
To use a WorldSIM SIM card will need to have an unlocked phone, if you need a new one check out the video of our worldwide dual SIM Android phone, the Orbizz