Moving an iPhone 5 from Japan to the US possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by milaround, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. milaround macrumors member

    milaround

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    If I purchase an iPhone 5 in Japan, say from Softbank (GSM), and move back to the US with said iPhone 5, could I take it to, say an AT&T store, and have it back on the network and have it function just like if I had bought it in the US? Or would there be complications? Any light on this would be much appreciated thanks!

    Also, please note that I am NOT talking about temporarily using an iPhone 5 overseas; I am talking about completely changing carriers - moving the Japanese iPhone 5 from a Japanese carrier to an American one.
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

    Jordan921

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    I don't see why not. Aslong as the phone is unlocked everything should work fine.
     
  3. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Not sure, but doesnt asia have a different model of the ip5? i would check to ensure LTE will work
     
  4. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    like the above ^^ said.. as long as its unlocked.. yes.. LTE compatibly
     
  5. iPhone Warrior macrumors member

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