iPhone 5s unlocked from canada to europe?

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  1. Michielfm macrumors member

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    hy there,

    A friend of mine is in Canada (Vancouver) for a couple of months for a university exchange program. Now He will buy an iPhone 5S there for me (as it is much cheaper) and bring it to Belgium. But I have still got some questions.

    - The iPhone 5S unlocked will work in Belgium right? (LTE won't, I know)
    - What is the easiest way to buy one in Canada? Just jump in an Apple store and get one? I'm looking for a Gold 64GB 5S, which is a popular model so.. Got any tips? For US there is this apple tracker site to see where you model is available, any similar things for Canada? Or should I order one via telephone?
    - Then to bring it to Belgium, I think it would be best to get rid of the box and only keep the earpods en charger. I think it is best to put the phone in your pocket and if any questions are asked just tell them it is a phone for work and the other phone is for personal use. I just want to make sure that I don't have to pay any extra taxes.

    Hope you guys can help!
     
  2. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    -1 Yes, If purchased for full price.
    -2 Go to the Apple Store.
    -3 Good idea.
     
  3. g0odfr1end102 macrumors 6502

    g0odfr1end102

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    Bonjour.
    J'ai acheté un iPhone 5 durant un séjour prolongé à New York. Je l'ai acheté avec AT&t pour $399. Juste avant mon retour en France, je suis allé dans une boutique et l'ai fait débloquer pour $35. Vois si tu ne peux pas souscrire à une offre bidon chez les opérateurs canadien puis te rétracter. Tu pourras peut être l'avoir à un tarif intéressant.

    PS: Que ce soit en Canada ou partout dans le monde, tu vas surement avoir du mal à en trouver un doré :(
     
  4. Michielfm thread starter macrumors member

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    Pour recevoir un tarif d'un opérateur canadien je dois prendre un contrat pour plusieurs ans donc c'est pas vraiment bien pour moi je pense.
     
  5. g0odfr1end102 macrumors 6502

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    C'est pas faux.
     
  6. sviato macrumors 68020

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    You can buy the phone unlocked right from the Apple store (just a matter of finding it :p). There's no tracker for Canada as far as I know.

    It should work overseas as I've sent iPhones to Europe and they've had no issue. It would be a good idea for your friend to just leave the box. He can say it's his business phone or something.
     

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