Switching phone network is about to get easier than ever Young woman using smartphone in Sydney

Changing network to get a better phone deal will soon be easier than ever after mobile operators in the UK were banned from selling locked handsets.

Although consumers have a legal right to have their phone unlocked, it can be an inconvenient process. If an unlock code is delayed or doesn’t work, then there is a potential loss of service, while some people might be completely unaware their device is locked at all.