To unlock a handset from Orange on Pay-As-You-Go, you must have had the phone for a minimum of three months and the account must be active. £20.42 is then payable from your balance, and is currently the most expensive unlocking option.
For pay monthly phones, the cost is the same, as is the minimum three months requirement. However, payment is taken from your next bill.
Note that you must have an active account with them to be eligible.
To contact Orange for this service, phone 150 or 07973 100 150 for pay monthly, and 450 or 07973100450 for pay-and-go. They will send you an unlock code via email or post.
It'll usually take around 14 days for Orange to unlock your handset.
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