iPhone 7 plus purchased overseas

raystrait

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Hello all,

I have a brand new genuine iPhone 7 plus that was purchased overseas and now have it here in the states and being told I can't activate it at all. Please tell me how I can activate it here in California. Any information is appreciated. Thanks
 

Newtons Apple

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Hello all,

I have a brand new genuine iPhone 7 plus that was purchased overseas and now have it here in the states and being told I can't activate it at all. Please tell me how I can activate it here in California. Any information is appreciated. Thanks
Might be a reason it can not be activated. What model iPhone 7 is it? Is it locked to an overseas carrier?
 
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JPack

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What's the model on the back cover of the iPhone? What network are you trying to activate it on?
 

bingeciren

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Some phones in Europe are locked to a specific carrier. Switzerland's Swisscom is an example for instance. If It's a carrier locked phone, you will not be able to activate it.

Make sure the phone is carrier free or sim free = unlocked and capable of accepting any SIM card.
 

ramram55

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Willmyphonework.net look if your phone will work with your carrier.
 
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ramram55

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A1661 should work with CDMA network such as verizon and sprint in US. Unless there is locked on it like someone said. The site willmyphonework.net say should work on both carriers.