iphone 5 unlocked only to uk networks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by luke71933, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. luke71933 macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2012
    Can an iPhone 5 be unlocked only to uk networks, or if an iPhone is factory unlocked it will be unlocked to any network on GSM ?
  2. roop27 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2011
    London, UK
    A factory unlocked phone can be used world wide. Thats why loads of people import from the UK during launch as Apple sells them all sim free factory unlocked here.
  3. Jaguarr40 macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2014
    Sarasota, Florida
    I agree with the answer and that is why an iPhone is normally unlocked anyway be it overseas or the states and to any carrier and if you off contract or paid full price, With the correct SIM it can be used wherever you want to use it.
  4. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    From Apple's website:

    About the unlocked iPhone
    Unlocked iPhone isn't tied to one network, so you have the freedom to choose any supported GSM network worldwide. Buy unlocked iPhone at the Apple Online Store, then find a SIM-only plan for iPhone. Or contact your existing carrier to continue with your current plan.

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