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Fri, Mar 2, 2018 9:52 AM

Can usa purchase iphone x and samsung galaxy s8 unlocked outside usa.

If i purchase iphone x and samsung galaxy s8 in usa and them move to other country then can i unlock iphone and can i unlock samsung galaxy s8 outside use. what is the cost and how i do it.

ACE - Sage

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98.8K Messages

4年前

You can buy whatever you want.  But I can assure you it won’t be a pleasent experience.

Att phones are sold locked.  It is not easy to unlock them.  Several users have been trying to unlock iphone for over a month.  

Can’t say clearly enough, if you don’t plan on using a phone on any carrier in the USA, do not buy a carrier version.

You can purchase a sim free unlocked iPhone direct from APPLE.  You will have no warranty out of the USA.

Branded androids will not receive OTA updates which will eventually hobble an ATT branded android phone.

The cost is full retail (and some frustration and annoyance).   Buy an unlocked phone. 

 

sandblaster

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58.9K Messages

4年前

Be careful with the iPhone X. No matter where you buy it from, it will lock to the first carrier activated on unless it is activated on Verizon in which case it will stay unlocked. Though there is no cost to unlock if locked to ATT, getting the unlock approved if activated on prepaid could prove difficult. 

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