T-Mobile iPhone 5s - Taking it to Europe

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cheso, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. cheso macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I know this has been mentioned here numerous times, however no one seems to give a clear response. If I order the T-Mobile iPhone 5s from the Apple Online Store for full retail, then take it to Europe and to the following steps, respectively:
    1) Open the box and take out the iPhone
    2) Pop out the SIM tray
    3) Throw the T-Mobile nanoSIM in the trash (or anywhere suitable)
    4) Put in a nanoSIM of a local provider (Orange in my case)
    5) Turn on the iPhone

    Will it work? Is it completely and definitely true that I do NOT have to activate it with T-Mobile in the U.S. beforehand? Has anyone had experience with this yet?

    Thank you so much for clear answers!
     
  2. cheso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just talked to an Apple representative and he said it's no biggie to just throw out the T-Mobile nanoSIM in the first place, I still wonder what you guys think?
     
  3. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1640112
     
  4. Iffy22 macrumors member

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    Yes I can confirm it works, did this a week ago. Bought the T-Mobile 5s in NYC and took it with me back to Sweden. Works like a charm.
     
  5. cheso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, really appreciate your answer, exactly what I was looking for.
     

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