5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 21, 2010 7:59 PM by Ann P
MacDenney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Besides wi-fi, can the iPhone be used in Europe? I know that you can't use 3G on an Android phone.

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (94,075 points)
    Of course you can use the iphone in Europe. It is sold there.

    It is very expensive ( roaming charges). Just call AT&T and get an international roaming plan.
  • vartanarsen Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    why dont you just buy it there...factory unlocked version...pop in a local SIM, and you are good to go...wherever you go in this world...even back here.
  • MacDenney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for responding.
    Another question: if I buy the iPhone in Europe in its unlocked state, does that mean I could bring it
    home and use Verizon as the carrier instead of ugly ATT? I won't buy an iPhone until its able to use Verizon. There are rumors that it will be able to use Verizon starting in January 2011.
  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (19,590 points)
    The iPhone will NOT work on the Verizon network, no matter from which country it's purchased. Completely different technology is required for the iPhone to work on the Verizon network.
  • Ann P Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello: Used my 2g there in 2008. It worked well, but I ran up a bill of $1,200+, even with 50mb data plan and international calling plan. (That was the best available at that time.) Most of that was data overage, so I would highly recommend the 200mb data plan now offered. Also, would recommend Skype app, and make calls from phone via Skype on a wifi network. (Calls per minute vary by country and host carrier; Malta was about $2.20 a minute.) Finally, check overseas text costs. I believe my texts were .25 each over there. Good luck!