Transfer of Iphone between countries

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gleeble, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. gleeble macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to purchase an iphone, use it for the last 3 months I will be in the states, then take it to Japan and use the carrier there?

    Or would it be more feasible to just wait?
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Its locked to ATT in the US. Also you would have a 2 year contract you would have to break.
     
  3. gleeble thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll be getting transferred on military orders, so I'm thinking that will be enough to break the contract without charges. Then again I've never used att wireless, so I'm not familiar with the contracts they have.
     
  4. superfly3000 macrumors newbie

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    so even if you pay out your contract the phone is locked to the country you bought it in?!

    That's certainly a pain in the ass.
     
  5. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    They'll prolly offer unlockin it for a fee.
     

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