Buy iPhone in US then activate in Europe???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JackTheTripper, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. JackTheTripper macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008
    Can anyone give me some details on the following:

    A friend here has a cousin in Europe who wants the 3GS. I guess where they are you buy the phone at full price rather than having it subsidized as it is here. I guess in Europe it's close to $900 for the 32Gig.

    So can my friend buy the phone here for $700, ship it to the cousin and then they register it with an Apple approved cell provider over there all without jailbreaking/unlocking the phone?

    I guess what I'm asking is an iPhone an iPhone no matter where it is?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    No. A USA iPhone is locked to AT&T. It will not work on any other GSM service provider unless you hack it, or get a Factory unlocked one.
  3. JackTheTripper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2008

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