Open or Locked???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by andnc, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. andnc macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new iPhone from the UK. It is supposed to be an open 'iPhone'.

    Besides using a microsim from another network, is there a way to check if it's open or not?

    If it's an open iPhone will it work on a network other than AT&T in the US or is the 'open' thing only for the UK.

    I want to take the phone to other countries, and use local sims? Will that be possible?

    THANKS A LOT
     
  2. jcia macrumors member

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    If you bought it at the apple store for full price, then, it is a factory unlocked iphone. You can use it with any GSM carrier, you just the micro-simcard or you need to cut the regular simcard to make it fit. If you bought it at an O2(or some other service provider) store for a lower price than retail, is probably locked to that carrier.
     
  3. andnc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was a gift. It is supposed to have been purchased at the full retail price.

    And I want to be sure it's not jailbroken. Is there a way to figure that out?

    BTW I'm a abs newbie with iPhone and not that good with tech.

    Can you install iTunes store applications on a jailbroken phone? That could be a way to figure it out.
     
  4. lapocompris macrumors regular

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    Look for an app called Cydia, if you find it, your phone is jailbroken.
    You can install AppStore app on a JB phone.
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    All iPhone's in the UK and Europe are factory unlocked. So If you were to bring it to the U.S., it will work with either AT&T or T-Mobile.
     

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