Moving to US, will a UK iphone 3GS work with a new US contract??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bipatibop, May 4, 2011.

  1. bipatibop macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2011

    I recently had my iphone UK iphone 3GS stolen (was still waiting for my insurance to be activated so wasn't yet covered!)

    I can't live without it!! Would like to buy another. Can't afford the Iphone 4.

    I will be moving to the US in 6 months so wanted to know if I purchase a new UK iphone 3GS would it be compatible with a US phone carrier as I would be looking for a new contract when I get there.

    Would i be better buying a US iphone that could be compatible with my current UK contract? Does that exist?

    Any advice would be great!! Thanks!
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    If it is unlocked then yes, but only on AT&T.
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    If you buy it unlocked from Apple in the UK it will work on any GSM network in the world.

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