Question about European iPhone and various carriers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Will Cheyney, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    OK. So here's something I've been wondering about.

    In the UK the iPhone is exclusively on 02.
    In Germany the iPhone is exclusively on T-Mobile.
    In France the iPhone is exclusively on Orange.


    So here is my question.
    I live in the UK and am currently with T-Mobile. If I went to Germany and bought an iPhone, would it work with my T-Mobile SIM back in the UK?
     
  2. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

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    Unlikely out of the box. T-Mobile like any other mobile company runs seperate networks, as Apple is restricting use to the network they're partnered with then i would expect it to not work with your uk sim.

    Most likely you'll need to jailbreak it to work without roaming in the UK.

    Regards
    Michael :rolleyes:
     
  3. Sobe macrumors 68000

    Sobe

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    You'd think something like this would be perfect for EU-wide distribution. I guess it's just not set up for something like a continent wide cellular provider.

    Imagine if in the states we had t-mobile in New York, Sprint in Minnesota, AT&T in Pennsylvania, etc
     

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