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Can I use my Verizon iPhone in Japan?

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Can I use my Verizon iPhone in Japan?

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,410 points)
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    Sep 25, 2011 12:52 AM (in response to susan128)

    I would google CDMA Japan

    if Japan have a cdma network then yes

    but Verizon would likely charge you a pile of cash in roaming fees

  • William Bennett1 Calculating status...
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    Jul 4, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to susan128)

    I just used my iPhone 4S in Tokyo and Kyoto. (June 2013) It works perfectly on their CDMA system there, even though I am an AT&T (GSM) subscriber in the US.

     

    It seems that, unlike the earlier iPhone models, the 4S is both CDMA and GSM compatible.  Be careful though, unless you buy a Data Plan from Verizon before you leave the US, the use of their 3G internet access will be really expensive, if you enable "Data Roaming" while traveling there.  Also check to see if you can purchase an international calling plan that reduces the per-minute rate while traveling in Japan, before you depart.  Do the same for text messaging. 

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