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Using an unlocked iPhone in uk
Hi. I live in the uk but travel to the US a lot. If I buy an unlocked iPhone in the US can I use it with a UK SIM card when at home? (It's a lot less expensive to buy in in US) thx
Hi. I live in the uk but travel to the US a lot. If I buy an unlocked iPhone in the US can I use it with a UK SIM card when at home? (It's a lot less expensive to buy in in US) thx

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Oct 22, 2013 8:50:37 AM
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Edited by dmapr on Oct 22, 2013 at 8:52:35 AM

Yes, you can, as long as it's unlocked. I only have experience using unlocked iPhone that was activated first with an AT&T SIM card, but I don't think that'll be a problem -- you should be able to activate with a UK SIM as well. In fact, I heard that buying a full-price iPhone at an Apple store will automatically make it unlocked if you activate with a SIM other than AT&T one even if it's not advertised as such.

Yes, you can, as long as it's unlocked. I only have experience using unlocked iPhone that was activated first with an AT&T SIM card, but I don't think that'll be a problem -- you should be able to activate with a UK SIM as well. In fact, I heard that buying a full-price iPhone at an Apple store will automatically make it unlocked if you activate with a SIM other than AT&T one even if it's not advertised as such.

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Pennyqss wrote:
Hi. I live in the uk but travel to the US a lot. If I buy an unlocked iPhone in the US can I use it with a UK SIM card when at home? (It's a lot less expensive to buy in in US) thx

as mentioed it works, be aware that you will not get LTE speeds in the UK, the US phone utilizes different LTE bands then the UK


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Hi. I live in the uk but travel to the US a lot. If I buy an unlocked iPhone in the US can I use it with a UK SIM card when at home? (It's a lot less expensive to buy in in US) thx

as mentioed it works, be aware that you will not get LTE speeds in the UK, the US phone utilizes different LTE bands then the UK

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What are LTE speeds?

Penny
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What are LTE speeds?

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Pennyqss wrote:
What are LTE speeds?

Penny
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non-technical comparision

 

http://www.gci.com/wireless/4g-lte/speed-comparison


Pennyqss wrote:
What are LTE speeds?

Penny
Sent from my iPad

non-technical comparision

 

http://www.gci.com/wireless/4g-lte/speed-comparison

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You may want to check the warranty on it to if u buy in USA don't think your
Covered away from America I'm afraid Smiley Happy
You may want to check the warranty on it to if u buy in USA don't think your
Covered away from America I'm afraid Smiley Happy

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