Is it a good idea to buy a locked iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickbg, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. nickbg macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    So yeah is it a good idea to buy a locked to another nation iphone 4 because I might get one thats really cheap .
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I guess it depends on how cheap? Unless you can get that carrier to officially unlock it you will always be at the mercy of the jail break and unlock teams. It, you may be able to find a seller on eBay or someplace that does iPhone unlocks on that carrier. In short, we need more information
  3. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    If you're getting it for cheaper than an unlocked iPhone 4, I'd say go for it, simply because IMEI unlocks still work well...
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Rule of thumb: There are no cheap iPhone, but oh well, ur risk.
  5. nickbg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    Well the one I could get is 135 Euros / 177 Dollars but its locked and I dont know is it worth to buy it and try to unlock it because from what ive gathered its not that hard to unlock them from what ive gathered atleast.
  6. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    It depends on lots of things. Country of origin, carrier, version of firmware/baseband... Not worth taking the risk, IMO
  7. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    See what firmware it has and then check to make sure it is unlockable.

    If you buy it and then can't unlock it, you can always resell it to someone else and recover most of your money.

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