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How to unlock your phone through your mobile operator

On the face of it, this is the most "legit" option. Who better to unlock your phone than the people who locked it in the first place?

Some mobile phone companies are better than others when it comes to unlocking. Their terms also depend on whether you're a pre-pay or post-pay customer and how long you've have been with them.

The way to request your unlock and the length of time it takes can vary by operator.

For more details on each operator, how to request an unlock code and their requirements, simply select your mobile operator on the 48 Unlock Guide

Just to let you know, some customers have reported not being able to unlock phones with their operators if they didn't buy the phone themselves (for example, if they bought the phones on eBay). If this is the case, you might need to get in touch with the previous owner to get authorisation, or look into one of the other methods.

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