iPhone in europe

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jelle, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Jelle macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I'm about to order a iPhone on the applesite,
    But I live in Europe so I have several questions.
    1. Do all functions work in The Netherlands?
    2. Will I be able to download all new software when it comes out?
    3. Is it possible to just put a European SIM-card in it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jelle
     
  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know the specifics about the Netherlands, but if you are ordering a US phone, it will be locked to AT&T and you won't be able to use it with a European SIM. At least not unless you find a way to unlock it first.

    If that isn't related to your question, ignore this.
     
  3. Jelle thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't keep up with the latest on unlocking iPhones, so I don't know if it's been accomplished for the 3GS or not. I think it has for the 3G. There is a forum here in the iPhone section that is dedicated to hacks. Take a look there.

    I would be surprised if the online US Apple store will send a phone to Europe.
     
  5. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    They sell the phone in the Netherlands, why not buy it there? Or in Belgium you can buy it unlocked and put any carrier's SIM in it.
     
  6. Jelle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because If I order it in the US its 300$ which is like 250€
    If I buy one here its 750€
    I think that answers why I dont buy it here.
     
  7. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    You do realize that this is an AT&T subsidized price that requires an AT&T contract, don't you? As I said, I would be really surprised if the US Apple store will sell you one in the Netherlands.
     
  8. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    I tend to agree, as that price requires you to sign a 2 year AT&T contract at $60/month or whatever. I'd pop over to Belgium if I were you......
     

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