2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2012 9:50 AM by varjak paw
verena.goessler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey. My mom bought an iPhone in amerika and brought it to austria.

Now I want to know if I just have to unlock it?

And are there any problems known?


iPhone 4
  • 1. Re: Unlock amerikan iPhone in austria
    TheDave413 Level 3 Level 3 (995 points)

    iPhones can only be unlocked by the carrier to which it is locked, and it is up to the carrier whether they will do it or not.

  • 2. Re: Unlock amerikan iPhone in austria
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    My mom bought an iPhone in amerika and brought it to austria. Now I want to know if I just have to unlock it?

     

    It depends on whether she purchased an unlocked iPhone, sold only by Apple themselves directly, or purchase a locked iPhone. The receipt should indicate if the iPhone is locked to a carrier. If it is locked, then as Dave said, only the carrier to whom the iPhone is locked can unlock it, and only AT&T will do so.

     

    are there any problems known?

     

    The biggest problem is that you will get no support nor service from Apple in Austria for a US-sold iPhone. Should a problem ever arise, you will have to ship the iPhone to a friend or relative in the US to take or send to Apple for service.


    Regards.