HELP! How can I use a US AT&T iPhone in India

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bgsivaranjani, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. bgsivaranjani macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2011
    Hey frnds ! One my uncle bought me an iphone from USA i m in India now! he brought me the phone in a perfect working condition! But when i tried to update the software my phone crashed i gues! It asked me to insert the sim card but it says that my sim is not supported and also Even in Itunes i get an error aying that my sim is not supported how to solve this prob and use the phone in India???The phone wants a sim card which is used in USA ;-(((
    Plz do help me out in this!!
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    You need an AT&T SIM... Which won't work in India :/
  3. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502


    Jul 13, 2011
  4. macingman, Sep 24, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011

    macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    The software was updated meaning the baseband was too therefore software unlocks are out of the question. The OP needs a Gevey Sim and they can't no matter what upgrade OS's,
  5. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    He must have not bought you an unlocked iPhone. There's really nothing you can do, unless you jailbreak it and unlock it; unlocking it all depends on the baseband that your iPhone is on.
  6. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    You'll need to unlock with gevey. Unfortunately, your uncle purchased you a phone that is locked to the AT&T network.
  7. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    I thought phones purchased from Apple Stores were unlocked, anyway?
  8. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Both options are available. Cheaper phones tied to either Verizon or AT&T or unlocked GSM phones.

  9. as185303 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    My brother bought a iphone 3gs At&t from USA can I use it in India?

    My brother bought a iphone 3gs 16GB At&t from USA last month

    * Can I use it in India?
    * On which network will I be able to use it in India?
    * Please provide details if I need to do any jailbreaks or Unlocks for this.
    * Will the iPhone work properly without any crashes?
    * Will I be able to update the iphone?
    ** Please provide any additional information if any as am not that technically knowledgable.:confused:
  10. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    device type or model + firmware and baseband are needed before anything can be said as far as how to unlock. Without that you won't get good info.
  11. as185303 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    How do I find that. I do not know how to operate.
  12. SAIRUS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bi sab,
    You need an unlocked phone. AT&T locks their phones if you buy the discount model, but if you pay full price for the phone, it should be unlocked.

    They won't unlock a discount model.:(
  13. as185303 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2012
    Does that mean This iPhone is of no use? We cannot use this here in India

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