iPhone X pre-order to use in spain

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gcb6, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. gcb6 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2017

    I’m Spanish. I’m going to travel to New York in December. I want to place pre-order for iphone X and send it to a friend in NY. I don’t want carrier contract, but SIM-FREE iphone X isn’t available. So, my only option is to buy TMobile version because I can add to bag in apple store online.

    I’m going to pay in full. So, iphone X will be unlocked. Can I use it in spain?

    Also, Apple says:


    I’m going to have to activate the iPhone with TMobile? or I can put my carrier sim of Vodafone-Spain and activate it normally? (because the iphone is Unlocked) Will I have to hire a Tmobile plane?

    IPhone X model of TMobile does not have CDMA. Would it affect me in spain? This model is worst than CDMA model?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Since Spain and Europe are GSM you should be fine. CDMA is used in the US and Asia. The T-Mobile phone is the world phone so you should be able to activate it with your carrier sim.
  3. gcb6 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2017
    My question is if I can activate it because apple says: “if you selected an iPhone for TMobile, it will come with the appropiate nano-sim, but you’ll need to contact TMobile or visit an Apple store to activate you phone”
  4. DennisdeWit macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2016
    The Netherlands
    You can use it, but..... you won't have legal warranty. When you have a phone from the USA, you will need to hand it in to an Apple Store in USA when you need warranty. European warranty is different from American warranty, which means you will only have your hopes up on a happy Apple-employee. Should you find one that had a bad night, you'll be stuck with your faulty iPhone X by then.

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