Am I able to use iPhone 5s in Korea which I got from US?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lala Lucy, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Lala Lucy macrumors newbie

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    I'll get iPhone 5s in US but after that I would move to Korea. Is that phone gonna work in Korea too? I went to the Apple web site and it said it'd work as long as it's unlocked. But I'm not sure..do I have to get Sim-free phone or just get Verizon or AT&T phone and unlock it?
     
  2. patt2k macrumors regular

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    Does korea have gsm providers not CDMA? as long as it's unlocked and there are korean gsm providers I don't see why not.

    Note also that Verizon model is factory unlocked.
     
  3. Lala Lucy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I asked this one of the carriers in Korea and they answered it should be on a frequency of 800Mhz(for CDMA) or 2100Mhz(for WCDMA) or Band 5&3(for LTE). Where should I go to check this? Which carrier's phone do I need to choose? And also they'd provide talk,SMS,Data but they won't provide MMS.What does that mean?
     

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