UK iPhone 4 in USA?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jcb08, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. jcb08 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    Well with the christmas season upon us, I've got an iPhone 4 related question.

    I'm considering getting an iPhone 4, my mind is just about made up, except for one little question. If I buy it here in the UK, and then later his year when I return to the USA, will I be able to use it there too? I'm sure it may have to be unlocked, but can I obtain an AT&T sim chip for it? Because once I leave the UK, I may not be coming back for some time, and the roaming charges just wouldn't be worth it.

    All the best, Jacob.
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

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    As long as your phone is unlocked, you can use it with AT&T or T-Mobile. I suggest the factory unlock, either from your provider or Apple. Right now, there's no software unlock for users who have iPhone 4 baseband 2.1 and up. Since your phone is likely to have this baseband, you'd be screwed--and not in the good way.
     
  3. jw12345678 macrumors member

    jw12345678

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    I've got an iphone 4 which is bought from Apple. Its unlocked and does work in the US.
    As far as I know though only Apple (in the UK) are selling them unlocked.

    I can't imagine you'll have a problem getting any US telecom company to sell you a sim card and/or a contract to use with it when you get there. You could even get a normal sized sim card data plan and chop it down to iphone 4 size if you didn't want to get pay premium charged iPhone plan too!
     

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