Moving abroad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heatguts58, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. heatguts58 macrumors member

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    I've heard if you move overseas the locked phone's carrier is obligated to unlock your phone, true? Also anyway I can end my contract without the termination fees?
     
  2. inf macrumors 6502

    inf

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    I think this pretty much depends on the country where you're living now and the laws there.
     
  3. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    If that was the case, I could imagine a lot of people "moving" abroad...
     
  4. heatguts58 thread starter macrumors member

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    From the US with AT&T and I'm moving to Hong Kong, for real. What do you think, possible?

    Anybody know?
     
  5. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    What did AT&T say when you called them?
     
  6. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Call AT&T to find out an answer to a question that only AT&T would know. How would you ever come up with such a ridiculous idea?
     
  7. DIABLOW macrumors member

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    When I was on holiday in Paris a week ago a guy working at the orange shop told me I can unlock the iPhone by email to iTunes/apple to unlock but I have to pay to iTunes for €100.
     
  8. DIABLOW macrumors member

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  9. montush macrumors newbie

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    I have unlocked 3 previous (non-Phone) devices with AT&T over the years when I needed to travel overseas for a few weeks. I assume there will be a different policy for iPhones but dont know for sure.
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I had no problems with other phones on AT&T (had my LG and my Samsung unlocked when traveling abroad and used local SIMs), but I'm pretty sure AT&T isn't going to unlock an iPhone while it's under contract.
     

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