UK iPhone as gift to use abroad?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by vladman, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. vladman macrumors newbie

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    Hi, quick question (I did a search, but didn't find a topic dealing with a similar enough question)?

    Will an O2 PAYG iPhone, bought in the UK, work abroad, with a foreign SIM (speciffically, Czech Republic, where they also have iPhones on their O2)? The idea is to buy a phone here in the UK as a gift for someone living in Prague, CZ (it's possible to buy the iPhone there, but it's much more expensive).

    I think the answer is probably no (at least not without jailbraking and/or unlocking, which isn't really an option as the person receiving the phone isn't very tech-savvy), but would appreciate a confirmation, and any other relevant tips or advice.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    No it won't, it's locked to O2 UK

    However, according to this page of Apple's, Czech Republic carriers all sell the iPhone factory unlocked: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937

    You can probably order online for delivery in Czech Republic, the carriers all have an English option on their sites
     
  3. vladman thread starter macrumors newbie

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