Resolved At&t iPhone 4S will work overseas??!!

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  1. aflamyasalam, Dec 27, 2011
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    aflamyasalam macrumors newbie

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    Quick question..

    Bought an iPhone 4S from At&t, now if I want to use the phone while I'm overseas without using roaming (I would like to use a carrier at the country I'm travelling to instead) - will this work out??? Or do I need to unlock it?

    Thanks for responding in advance, any answers will be appreciated :)
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, if its locked to AT&T it will not accept any other carriers sims.
    The iphone 4S cannot be unlocked at the moment.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need to buy the unlocked version.
     
  4. aflamyasalam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW!!! :eek:
    I'm truly surprised.. So I guess when Apple.com says that the iPhone 4S is a "world phone" they're only referring to the unlocked one, which is what?? $599 at least? smh!!

    Thanks a lot for the answers folks :)
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    No, Sprint for instance will unlock for international use of other sims, if you meet the qualifying criteria. I bought mine launch day, so it's unlocked for when I travel.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, your phone is still a world phone.
    You can leave your AT&T sim and it will work anywhere worldwide.
    That's besides the point that you will pay an arm and a leg for roaming charges:D
     
  7. aflamyasalam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really?? Would you switch? ;) mine is a beautiful 32 GB white haha!!
    But that's strange! Why would Sprint allow it and At&t block it?
    At&t can lose customers this way. Because before you could use an iPhone that you bought from them when you go overseas and come back, throw in the At&t sim and bam, friends again!! Not any more I guess...

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    Tempting!! But no thanks! haha I'd rather get another unlocked one (black this time) than spend hundreds of those green smelly bills on roaming!!

    Really - carriers sell us words in the air, that's literally speaking!!
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    at&t has been like this since the beginning. I thought everybody knew. They newer offer unlocks. Hopefully one day they will offer it for people out of contract at least. However for now phone is 100% at&t
     

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