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Monday, February 16th, 2015 5:26 AM

iphone 5 unlock

hi

i live in UK and thought it would be cheaper if i buy an iphone 5 from USA via ebay but not sure with the locking phone system and how to unlock, does AT&T locked phones work on any UK sims ? and how do you unlock phones, with prices if you could 

thanks

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9 years ago


@ahmeduk93 wrote:

hi

i live in UK and thought it would be cheaper if i buy an iphone 5 from USA via ebay but not sure with the locking phone system and how to unlock, does AT&T locked phones work on any UK sims ? and how do you unlock phones, with prices if you could 

thanks


I would stay away from ebay, and instead if you are willing to spend the money, go to Apple Store online and purchase SIM free iphones, it is unlocked and suppose to work any where. But I don't know if they have iPhone 5 in stock.

Professor

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9 years ago

An iPhone locked to AT&T will not work with any UK SIMs.

 

You might save some money buying on eBay but an international transaction adds a level of potential problems.  Be sure the listing clearly states that the phone is "factory unlocked" (i.e., permantly unlocked by Apple) and is being offered by an established (at least a year or two) with flawless feedback.  If you do end up with a locked phone, eBay offers very good buyer protections. 

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9 years ago

Also keep in mind warranty coverage for any iPhone purchased in the US. You may not be able to get service for the phone from Apple if your not in the US. Read the information here carefully...

 

http://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/

 

Personally I would stay away from eBay. I have seen reports of too many folks getting burned purchasing what were supposed to be unlocked phones only to find out they were not.

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