T-Mobile iPhone 5s - Taking it to Europe

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

  1. cheso macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009
    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

    Oct 13, 2009
    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

    Jan 2, 2009

  4. Iffy22 macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    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

    Oct 13, 2009
    Thanks, really appreciate your answer, exactly what I was looking for.

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