When can I upgrade?


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Are you on a SIM only contract and want to know when you can upgrade?

Providing you have paid your bills on time and subject to your credit status, the following terms apply:

NetworkMinimum term requiredCredit check /(Y/N)
O2 3 months, unless the customer is on a restricted sim product.No
EE6 months providing all payments were made on time.No
Vodafone75 days before contract end date.No
Virgin Mobile30 daysYes

Can I upgrade before my contract ends?

If you can't wait for the latest 'must have' handset, see how early you can upgrade using the table below.

NetworkYou will be eligible to upgrade (to the same network)
EE45 days before your contract end date
Orange (to EE)45 days before your contract end date
T-Mobile (to EE)45 days before your contract end date
Vodafone 75 days before your contract end date
O2  30 days before for a free upgrade or customer can early upgrade from 3 months in to their contracts by paying an ealy upgrade fee

Looking to switch networks?

If you want to upgrade early and move to a different network to the one you're currently on, you're required to pay off the remainder of your current contract (what you agreed to pay each month, multiplied by how long you have left on it). Call 0800 049 6248^ for more information.


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