How to SIM Unlock a Japanese iPhone 4 for use in England?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ofiaich, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. ofiaich macrumors member

    ofiaich

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    Hi everyone!

    That's it in a nutshell ! How to SIM Unlock a Japanese iPhone 4 for use in England?

    I have friends who will move to England to live and wife uses an iPhone 4 in Japan. She says it is sim locked, and she would like to use it here with a pay and go sim card.

    Any advice welcomed!

    Also any advice on best network deal for a pay and go sim if it can be sim unlocked.

    Thanks!

    Ofiaich :D
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

    PsstGreek

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    An IMEI unlock or Turbo Sim. I would contact your Japanese carrier and ask if they offer unlocks.
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    I'm not 100% sure about iP4 but I think that the SIM lock is domestic only. If you are outside Japan you can use different SIM.

    I did that one year ago with my iPad 2 in Switzerland. Replaced my SoftBank SIM with a prepaid SIM from a local provider. Worked without any unlock.

    Try to call SoftBank might be a good idea.
     
  4. ofiaich thread starter macrumors member

    ofiaich

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    thanks for your advice!!

    Softbank will not do a sim unlock so my friend will check out the turbo-sim and also if the phone will work with a UK sim card..

    Thanks again!

    Ofiaich ;)
     

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