iPhone 4 work in Ireland if bought in UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jenko, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Jenko macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, does any one know if the iPhone 4 will work in Ireland if bought in the UK?
     
  2. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    If it's sim free it will work
    None of the uk carriers will work in Ireland.
     
  3. calb macrumors 6502

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    Yup, you'll need to buy it SIM-free from an Apple store.
     
  4. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, just buy Unlocked Unit from apple store or the apple online store. You will good to go.. :)
     
  5. dast1g macrumors regular

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    Yep I live in the south and got an unlocked iPhone 4 from the apple store in Belfast and it works perfect here in the south
     
  6. Jenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great thanks for the information. Do you save a lot of money if you buy it in the UK compared to Ireland. A couple of other things if you have time to answer them do you know which is the better option financially contract or sim free. I am with vodafone at the moment on pay as you go where my monthly spend would be roughly €30 to €40 and the phone is used for both personal and business.
     
  7. dast1g macrumors regular

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    Well my phone was £600(€750) I got it a week after it's official release in the first 5 countries but now apple ireland is selling unlocked ones for €599 and €699. I'm on pay as you go on 02 and I only spend 20 a month to get my free texts but it's cheaper to stay on pay as you go and get the unlocked phone than getting into a contract with a carrier because the price plans are crazy money.
     
  8. Jenko thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks dast1g. So it is not any cheaper to buy it from the UK? With regard tp buying the phone sim free I was hoping that the contract phone would be the better deal as I might find it a little tight financially to buy it at the moment. I will probably wait another month or so to save a bit more. How are you finding the coverage and are you having any problems with the whole antenna reception thing?
     
  9. dast1g macrumors regular

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    No problem. No your better off apple.ie if your going for the simfree one. I have no problems with my phone and I love it. With regards the price plan i think the phone works out at well over a thousand euro but do some research into the price plans and see what works best for you.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Vodafone pay as you go are €589 & €689. Plus you need to spend €120 on top ups before they will unlock.

    For €10 get your iPhone from Apple unlocked. Only irritation is the 3 weeks to ship :(


    I'm going for an unsubsidized phone as being stuck in a 18month contract is no longer good for me, and likewise the €20 pay as you go topup with free Vodafone - Vodafone calls & texts and the new €12 Vodafone 360 data bundle giving you 100mb per day is more than enough for me and I'll still be left with credit each month. €60 a month just doesn't compare even if it does subsidize the iPhone to €299
     

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