Question for any Brit about US iPhone being used in England

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Siron, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Siron macrumors 6502

    Siron

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    #1
    I have an 8GB iPhone that I am going to replace with the new one when it's available. I want to send my old one to my son in England for either him to use or to sell on to one of his mates. It's not unlocked and I will remove my Cingular (AT&T) SIM card.
    What does he need to be able to use it either on the "approved" network in the UK (Orange I think) or the others?
    Thanks
    Alan
     
  2. Nipz macrumors 65816

    Nipz

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    #2
    i bought a USA iPhone when they released them and unlocked it.

    Just take ur SIM out and send it over marked as a gift so they dont charge you tax for sending it!

    Is your son going to unlock the iPhone? Because i dont think hes going to be able to go on a prober iPhone contract with a USA iPhone.
     
  3. itf macrumors member

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    #3
    He just needs to jailbreak it like any other iPhone. Also don't mark the package as being valued at more than 18 UK Pounds ($36 or thereabouts) or he will get charged duties on it when it enters the country.
     
  4. Nipz macrumors 65816

    Nipz

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    The only problem is that if it goes missing or broke they wont pay out! But its def worth not having to pay the duty :)
     

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