can I use my US iphone4 in Japan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ElDogman, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. ElDogman macrumors 6502

    ElDogman

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    #1
    I'll be moving to Japan soon and will need a new phone. i want the iphone 6 but that won't be out for a few more months.

    can I use my existing iphone 4 (ATT)? its already old and I'm over my 2 year contract. is it as simple as buying a new sim?
     
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030

    Agent-P

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    You will need to get it unlocked first. Since your contract is up, AT&T will most likely unlock it for you if you submit a request. After that, yes, it's as simple as buying a local Japanese sim.
     
  3. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

    thatoneguy82

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    Like the other poster said, you would just need to get it unlocked. Their unlock request can be found online and it's rather straight-forward.

    UNLOCK REQUEST:
    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/
     

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