iphone 4, 5.0.1, AT&T, Egypt, etc

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by ipodquestion, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    Yes, lots of similar questions on this forum - but similar isn't the same...

    Have an iPhone 4, bought from AT&T, running 5.0.1. Heading to Egypt soon to shoot photos, plan to be there, Libya, Tunisia, etc for six months. Will then be back in the USA and will use my iPhone again here. So...

    If I cancel my AT&T contract and pay their fine, jailbreak and unlock the phone, go to Egypt and cut down a local SIM card to fit and pay local rates, then what? When I get back to States, will I have to sign another two year contract with AT&T (or Verizon, etc)?

    Is this really the best way to do this, or is there a better way that I'm missing?

    Thanks in advance
  2. macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    If you plan on spending time abroad, you should be able to suspend your local account, of which your iPhone will no longer work on AT&T. Then, after jailbreaking/unlocking your iPhone, You should be able to get a local prepay micro SIM from the local carrier(Vodafone for Egypt, Orange for Tunisia, etc).

    List of all iPhone carriers can be found here.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    St Louis
    If you're on ios 5, are you sure you can unlock? Check your baseband and make sure you CAN unlock it.

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