2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2010 1:02 PM by npe
npe Level 1 (0 points)
Are the iPhones sold at duty free areas at international airports bound to a carrier and locked?

iPhone, iOS 4
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    Be very careful, any iphone purchased from a non-official source & advertised as unlocked most likely was hacked to unlock it and will cause nothing but problems in the future. Since the iphone warranty & support is country specific(only valid in the country of original purchase), determining the original source of these phones is problematic. We get posts all the time from people who purchase these phones & unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to help them.
  • npe Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi wjosten,

    Thanks for your response. If you understood you right, if I buy an iPhone in the US -even in duty free areas at airports- if will be a locked one. I have also did not know about the country specific warranty & support.