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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Moving an iPhone 5 from Japan to the US possible?

If I purchase an iPhone 5 in Japan, say from Softbank (GSM), and move back to the US with said iPhone 5, could I take it to, say an AT&T store, and have it back on the network and have it function just like if I had bought it in the US? Or would there be complications? Any light on this would be much appreciated thanks!

Also, please note that I am NOT talking about temporarily using an iPhone 5 overseas; I am talking about completely changing carriers - moving the Japanese iPhone 5 from a Japanese carrier to an American one.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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I don't see why not. Aslong as the phone is unlocked everything should work fine.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Not sure, but doesnt asia have a different model of the ip5? i would check to ensure LTE will work
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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like the above ^^ said.. as long as its unlocked.. yes.. LTE compatibly
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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Softbank does not offer unlocking per this Apple doc:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
So unless things have changed since, No it won't work.
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