4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 12:37 PM by KiltedTim
AnushGE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can someone tell me how can I use my new factory unlocked IPhone 5 (Model A1428) in Germany, UK and Japan.  According to Apple official website, A1428 is for use in USA and Canada only.  If need to use other international location, then I have to have model A1429.  Please, Please help me.  I do not want to spend a load of money again for a second phone!  Thanks!!


iPhone 5
  • 1. Re: convert A1429 to A1428
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,765 points)

    Just get it unlocked by the carrier and use it.

  • 2. Re: convert A1429 to A1428
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,810 points)

    If it's legitimately unlocked, you can use it just fine on any compatible GSM network. It will NOT work on LTE bands outside of North America. If that's not acceptable, return it for a refund if you can and purchase one in Europe or Asia.

  • 3. Re: convert A1429 to A1428
    AnushGE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    According to Apple Official Website, factory unlocked IPhone 5 (Model

    A1428) is for USA and Canada markets only)  Can I use this phone to make calls and surf internet in in Germany, UK or Japan.  According to Apple Web, I have to have the IPhone 5 model A1429 to make calls in Germany, UK and Japan.  How can I use my USA phone for overseas use. Please, Pleasehelp me.  I do not want to spend a load of money again for a second phone! Thanks!!

  • 4. Re: convert A1429 to A1428
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,810 points)

    Yes, you can use it, but you can not use non-U.S. LTE networks. Only 3G and EDGE will work.