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Unlocking an out of contract iPhone 6

Anonymous
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Hi

 

I've very kindly been offered an iPhone 6. The phone was on a o2 monthly contract which expired a few months ago.  The sim is now deactivated and my friend no longer has an O2 contract, I don't know if they can unlock the phone as a customer.

 

If I buy an O2 PAYG sim will I be able to unlock the phone by paying or will I need to wait 12 months as a new PAYG customer?

 

Thanks

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All unlocking advice here https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-and-Services/Unlocking-an-O2-phone-to-use-a-different-S...

iPhone is exempt from 12c months rule, just make sure you are on the classic PAYG tariff.

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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All unlocking advice here https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Other-Products-and-Services/Unlocking-an-O2-phone-to-use-a-different-S...

iPhone is exempt from 12c months rule, just make sure you are on the classic PAYG tariff.

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.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)

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Anonymous
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That's great thank you for your help.

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My pleasure slight_smile
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.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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Hi @Anonymous Welcome to our community! slight_smile

I'm curious to hear how you like the phone when you've used it for a while - please do pop back in to tell us? slight_smile

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