Went from £20 to £8.99 and now FREE!
I just bought a 2nd hand EE iPhone 5s and £1 PAYG EE sim off eBay expecting to pay £8.99 to get it unlocked and was told by customer service that unlocking is now FREE to all PAYG customers as long as the phone is not reported stolen.
Only downside for me is that i already topped it up £10 :(
Hope this helps others.
From EE website:
Pay as you go
If you’re on pay as you go, you can unlock your phone as soon as you get it, as long as it’s locked to EE, Orange or T-Mobile. Your pay as you go account must be registered with your details for us to unlock a pay as you go device. Register or manage your account >
You must also ensure the device has not been reported as lost or stolen.
There are no charges for unlocking for pay as you go devices bought from EE and our indirect partners. We’ll need to check other devices to confirm where and when they were bought. Pay monthly devices used on pay as you go will be subject to pay monthly rules and checks.