Carrier iPhone 4 ATT Unlocked in EUROPE used with prepaid SIM cards

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  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

    PracticalMac

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    Hello all,

    I want to give my UN-locked ATT (by ATT) iPhone 4 (not 4S) to my relatives who live in Europe (Austria and/or Czech republic)

    Focusing at NON data plan, prepaid SIM card setup, data plan is not required but nice.

    Can it be done, and what are the options/companies to use?
    Links to companies please.


    Offhand, I believe the iPhone 4 is fully compatible with T-mobile in Europe (closer to ATT network).

    Thanks
     
  2. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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  3. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    If the phone is unlocked as you say it is then it will work without a problem. All carriers in Europe use GSM and the iphone 4 will support GSM. You might want to confirm the phone is unlocked before you ship it over by putting a US T-Mobile Sim card in it and see if it works.
     
  4. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it should work fine. You just need to be sure that the network matches the specs of the iPhone 4. I used an unlocked 4s (same bands as a 4) in Spain with a pre-paid SIM and it worked great.

    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
     
  5. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It was on T-mo at one time, so yes.

    4S is somewhat different, but close enough.
    But this is what I wanted to confirm, thank you!
     
  6. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Follow up:

    SUCCESS!!

    In Germany and UK was able to use on T-mobile network with no issue
    (sometimes under carriers EE and O2, both part of Deutch Telecom)
    Czech did not have any coverage for frequencies the iP4 uses.
     

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