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IF I buy a uk iPhone will I be able to put an american sim into it?

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Apr 11, 2012 9:36 AM

I'm due a new phone and want an iphone but in 15months or so I will be going to USA for one year as past of my degree and was wondeing if i bought a uk iphone off the apple website will i be able to put an american sim into it.

iPhone 4S
  • J.K. ROFLing Level 4 Level 4 (1,220 points)

    Yes, IF you purchase an unlocked phone or your UK carrier will unlock it for you and you get a sim from a compatible US carrier (probably AT&T).


    However, the iPhone does not have a worldwide warranty or service. So if something goes wrong with it, you would have to send it back to the UK for service. That isn't an issue unless it breaks, I have had each version since the first and have yet to get one repaired, but it is something to keep in mind.

  • Peter Gillespie Level 6 Level 6 (10,760 points)

    Your best bet is to buy unlocked from an Apple retail store or Apple online

    Note this is the ONLY source of  unlocked iPhones in UK

    or if you want a contract then consider O2 as they are the most flexible

    when it comes to unlocking and will now unlock any of their contract iPhone 4S

    without fuss or debate and can be done immediately you after you buy .

    Other UK carriers are nothing like as flexible


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