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Iphone bought in another country

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Denmarniac Calculating status...
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May 1, 2012 4:40 AM


Is it possible to buy an iphone 4s in the states and take it back to europe for use?

iPhone 4S
  • ecpa Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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    May 1, 2012 4:51 AM (in response to Denmarniac)

    Yes, you can. But it has to be the simlock-free and contract-free AT&T compatible model, not the Verizon compatible model.


    From the Apple Online Store:

    The unlocked iPhone works only on supported GSM networks, such as AT&T in the U.S. When you travel internationally, you can also use a micro-SIM card from a local GSM carrier. The unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

  • imobl Level 4 Level 4 (3,290 points)
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    May 1, 2012 6:32 AM (in response to Denmarniac)

    Remember that the warranty on iPhones is not international. Should

    problems develop that require repair/replacement, you will have to ship

    iPhone back to friend/relative in US for them to get to Apple for repair

    and friend/relative will have to ship back to you. All related shipping

    and insurance costs are your responsibility. Apple US will not accept

    shipments from other countries not will Apple US ship repaired/replaced

    iPhones back to an address outside the US.


    You are better off buying from Apple in your country or from an authorized


  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,220 points)
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    May 7, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to Denmarniac)

    The warranty and service on a Mac, as with most Apple products, is international. The iPhone is one of the very few exceptions; the warranty on the iPhone is not international. As imobl said, service on an iPhone can be obtained only in the country in which is was first sold by an authorized iPhone vendor.




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