Some say yes and some say no - which one is it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by petrucci666, May 23, 2011.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have an unlocked iPhone 4 from Europe but I've moved to the US two months ago.

    I'm using it on AT&T without a contract.

    The phone has been acting weird lately - with almost little to no usage, the battery only lasts 5 hours or so after being fully charged. I calibrate the battery and all take care of the phone.

    My question isn't about how to fix that, but in case I decided to go get an exchange at the Apple Store - will I preserve the unlock?

    Some say 'Yes, you'll get a new unlocked iPhone, in the same status you gave it to them', while others say 'You bought the phone in Europe, you can't exchange the phone in the US'

    So, what's the verdict?

    p.s. I know this is asked often, but like I said - some say yes and some say no.
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    and some will say to call Apple and get a direct answer.

  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Im positive that the unlock will carry to the replacement iphone you will receive.
    Contact Apple to make sure but I heard many people having no problems swapping their unlocked iphones in the US and maintaining the unlock on the replacement they got.
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I would imagine that the reason you're getting different answers is because they don't sell unlocked iPhones in America. I can imagine that they're just not trained it how to give you an unlocked one.

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