U.S iPhone 6 with Uk Applecare plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oserere, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. oserere macrumors newbie

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    I'll be going to america soon and was wondering if I got an iPhone 6 there, would I then be able to return to the Uk and purchase applecare plus for the American iPhone?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    No. Apple care plus for iPhones is Region specific as is your iPhone.

    Ps the u.s iPhone won't work on our lte bands either. https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
     
  3. KSean macrumors member

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    The US iPhone will work on UK LTE bands. The UK operators use bands 3, 7 and 20 (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks), which are supported by all iPhone 6/6 Plus models. The Apple website just doesn't list the names of the UK carriers as compatible with the US model since the US model isn't sold here. I have a US-bought (T-Mobile) iPhone 6 Plus and I use it on 3, and have had no issues with 4G.

    As for AppleCare+... No idea whether that'd work worldwide or not.
     
  4. KennethS macrumors regular

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    I have a US purchased iPhone 6 (the T-Mobile one) and it is working fine on O2's 4G network here in the UK.
     
  5. oserere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you purchase applecare for it or put it on any insurance plan once you returned to the Uk?
     
  6. KennethS macrumors regular

    KennethS

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    I bought Applecare+ for it in the US when I ordered the phone from apple.com . It is my understanding that if I ever need it, I may be limited to using it in the US. If I do need to use it, I would try at an Apple store in the UK and see what they tell me. If they say that, since I bought the phone in the US, I am limited to claiming on the policy in the US, it will be a hassle, but I knew that will likely be the case when I chose to buy the phone in the US to save money on the purchase. I visit the US a couple of times every year, and also have relatives who live there that I could ship the phone to as well if need be to get it replaced. So, in for my situation I can live with the possibility that my Applecare+ protection may be US-limited.
     

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