swapping sim into another phone.

  • 20 April 2020
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I have dropped my Samsung galaxy and have been given a sony xperia phone to borrow. I have placed the sim card into the sony. It is asking me for a pin number or IMIE. Is this to unlock the sim card or the phone?

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hey @Joco 


It is to remove the network lock from another provider. It might have been purchased from likes of EE, o2 or Vodafone and its locked to the one of these networks. The best way to remove that lock is to ask original owner to contact that specific network for free unlock code or use service like this one to have it unlocked quickly by ordering the code but this is paid service. 


Kind Regards