can i buy an iPhone from the States and use it in Europe?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sk3pt1c, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    hi peoples,
    i'll be coming over to the US this summer for a cousin's wedding and since it'll be in late july i thought about getting the new iPhone....
    question is, i've read that things are pretty tight with telecoms over there so can i just buy the device on its own without registering for a plan?
    and if i can do that, will it work with my network back in Greece or is it locked?
    thanks :)
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why dont you buy an unlocked one from Greece?
    Then you can use it on any carrier. The iphones in the US are locked to AT&T and without contract go for $600. Unless you're really lucky you wont find one with the old 3.1.2 firmware in order to jailbreak and unlock it.
     
  3. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    hold on, even without a contract they're locked to AT&T ?

    well it takes like a month for them to come over to greece, so i thought it'd be cool to have it before anyone else, plus i thought they were cheaper there like most things but i guess i was wrong huh?

    guess i'll have to wait for them to come over, i'll probs have to pay like €300-ish for the top model with the "gift" thingy i get for renewing my contract

    thanks!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes even the full price out of contract iPhones sold in the US are still locked to AT&T.
    Kalhtera pare apo cosmote h vodafone apo ellada file. Edo ta poulane Kai akriva Kai klidomena. Kai meta prepei na prosexeis me jb Kai unlock hacks. Ponokefalos sketos.
     

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