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Unlock phone

Trying to transfer from sim O2 to Sky - asked for advice on how to do this on Saturday and was provided with a PAC code which I then activated through Sky.  No mention made of requirement to unlock phone. Now apparently need to wait seven days for the unlock phone PIN number or pay £15.00 to have my O2 sim reactivated.  Does it really take seven days?  Absolutely ridiculous!

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Re: Unlock phone


It's free to unlock.

Guide: Unlocking an O2 phone to use a different SIM card 

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Re: Unlock phone

Do you still have access to My O2? You can request an unlock through there.


It is usually quicker than seven days though.

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Re: Unlock phone

Hi @Glasgow_Gill , welcome to our community!

It would be great to hear how you get on with this and if you managed to make any progress since you last posted. Do have a look at the above replies as well in case helpful - any help from the unlocking guide?

Let us know if you get stuck at any point, and we can check what we can do to help on our end. Smiley Happy


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