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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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What good is a japanese iphone when you can't use it???

Okay, so my daughter sent me her iphone 4 when she upgraded to the newest iphone. She's in Japan and her carrier was Softbank. I was all excited thinking I could just pop in a straight talk sim card and I would be good to go. BUT...after reading posts on here, that doesn't seem like it's going to work. Is the phone useless or is there a way to make it work?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Which country are you in? Carrier?
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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OP we need more info to be able to help you.

Dont waste time feeling sorry for yourself... Get busy getting that phone working
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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Softbank doesn't unlock their iPhones, they are locked to Softbank only SIM cards. You might be able to find a gray market unlock service or maybe grevey sim.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:46 AM   #5
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OP we need more info to be able to help you.

Dont waste time feeling sorry for yourself... Get busy getting that phone working

What info do you need? LOL...I'm trying not to feel sorry for myself, but compared to my old school blackberry, that iphone looks so cool!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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I've looked into this myself yet never found a solution. Good luck in your quest and may you have better success than I did.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:50 PM   #7
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try ebay unlockers to see if they unlock any imei from japan. GL
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