Phone locked or unlocked help?

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Phone locked or unlocked help?

I live in Scotland and will be travelling to California in July and I am looking to purchase a new mobile phone.

 

I have been looking at some handsets on the at&t website (the Sony Xperia Ion to be exact) and I was wondering if it is locked to at&t or whether it will work with any network.

 

If it is locked, is there the possibility of having it unlocked?

 

I would obviously be purchasing the phone with no contract.

 

Thanks for any support that anyone can offer.

 

Alistair

 

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Re: Phone locked or unlocked help?

I would look at the go-phones for short travel and buy one that is cheap.  There are rules for unlocking phones and buying at full price does have that benefit in most cases.  I would try to skype to the sales folks and discuss your options with them.  I would not buy online as you may have issues not having a US address and Credit Card.

 

 

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I would contact customer service and be as detailed as possible to make sure you do have phone capabilities while in the U.S. Make sure and advise the rep that you live out of the country and only visiting. Customer Support 800.331.0500
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