Can you buy an unlocked iPhone to be used in South Korea Carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by arian19, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. arian19 macrumors 6502

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    So I want to buy an iPhone 6 as a gift for a friend in South Korea for Christmas, I was wondering if I buy an unlocked phone from Apple in USA, will I be able to send it to them so they can use it with a carrier over in South Korea?


    The SIM-free iPhone comes without a wireless contract commitment or carrier financing. It doesn’t come with a nano-SIM card for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5s. And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.

    Purchasing a SIM-free iPhone means you will not qualify for the lower iPhone price associated with a contract or a carrier installment plan.

    If you don’t want a multiyear service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the SIM-free iPhone is the best choice.

    - Apple's Website

    But this says United States, what about outside the United States
     
  2. tobeornottobe macrumors regular

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    Dont buy phones in South Korea...you can't turn off the camera shutter sound.!!! You've been warned.


    Edit: Didn't read your post properly.
     
  3. arian19, Nov 27, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2015

    arian19 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I said, I want to buy it in USA, and I want to know if it will work in South Korea...


    Wait never mind, I didn't read what Apple said properly...

    And because it’s unlocked, it isn’t tied to one carrier, so you can get a nano-SIM from any supported carrier worldwide, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint in the United States.​


    This is the part I didn't read supported carrier worldwide
     
  4. Sumter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I use my phone (6+ Verizon) in South Korea no problem. I was there this summer. Sim free should also be fine.
     
  5. greatness macrumors member

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    Used an unlocked phone (T-Mobile model) on both KT Olleh and SKT with zero issues.
     

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