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'Inherited' an iPhone without a sim from my son - but it's locked to O2

My son has just got himself the latest iPhone, keeping his original number, and has given me his old one. I think it's a model 8.

 

But I've just tried to get it going and it's locked to O2. How can I get it to work with my EE sim? I have the EMEI number of the iPhone - but I assume his phone number is no longer associated with the one he's given me.

 

Basically - what do I have to do to this iPhone to get it to work with my EE sim card?

 

Thanks for any help!

 

 

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Re: 'Inherited' an iPhone without a sim from my son - but it's locked to O2

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Re: 'Inherited' an iPhone without a sim from my son - but it's locked to O2

Thanks for your reply. But the link takes me elsewhere - https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Devices/N-series/td-p/1, not to the page sggested in the link you gave me?

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Re: 'Inherited' an iPhone without a sim from my son - but it's locked to O2

@jstyles 

Try this https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/Unlocking-an-O2-phone-to-use-a-different-SIM-card/ba-p/1...

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Re: 'Inherited' an iPhone without a sim from my son - but it's locked to O2

Thank you!