Open or Locked???

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

  1. andnc macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2010
    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?

  2. jcia macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2009
    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

    Dec 14, 2010
    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

    Jun 26, 2009
    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


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    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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