Getting a smartphone directly from a network operator has its advantages. However, this also means that the device is bound to the respective network, so it is a tedious task to change the network or use the phone while traveling. The good news is that unlocking a phone is not as problematic as it used to be. To Unlock Your Three UK Phone:
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Is Your Three Phone Already Unlocked?
It is very likely that the phone you bought at Three is already unlocked. Devices that the network operator has sold since January 1, 2014 are not bound to the network. If you've previously purchased a device (here are some great options that are worth the upgrade), the rest of this guide is for you. All you need to do is fill out the form to unlock the device.
- You must provide the IMEI number of the phone. Select * # 06 # * to find it. Alternatively, you can go to Settings> About device> Status> IMEI information (The steps may differ slightly depending on the phone.)
- If you do not have a tri-account, you will need an account . The best way to get an account is to buy a SIM card. You can order a free Pay As You Go SIM card online or buy it for £ 1.99 at a local Three Store. You can then use this account information to complete the form.
- Make sure that your personal information, such as your name and address, is exactly what you see on your invoice. They must be the details of the account holder. If they do not match, Three may not unlock your device.
How long does it take and how much does it cost?
You can unlock the phone for free. Once you complete the form, you will receive an unlock code and instructions within 72 hours. In some cases, it may take up to 10 days for you to receive the code if the network needs to contact the device manufacturer to obtain the code. You will be informed if there is a delay.
This is all you need to know to unlock a three-phone. More information about the UK can be found below.