US iPhone being used in the UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BlairJamesMuir, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. BlairJamesMuir macrumors newbie

    BlairJamesMuir

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    I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light on US iPhones being used in the UK?

    I have read online that people manage this with no problems, but I have also been told that is not possible.
    The model number I have is A1549, I travel between on business and want to know if I can swap about with no problems.

    Thanks
     
  2. Farsider macrumors 6502

    Farsider

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    Swap about what? SIM cards?

    If so, you'd need an unlocked iPhone for that to work. If it's not unlocked, I would imagine roaming with your current provider if your only option.
     
  3. Mikedave macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Any unlocked 6s will do just fine. This year all models have all LTE bands to support pretty much any carrier. Either it's a CDMA or GSM providers. Just put a sim in your 6s and you good to go. It would be better to purchase AT&T model a1633 to have all 23 LTE bands. So far I tried 3 different providers including Verizon with CDMA it's all works out great with LTE signal.
    Good luck
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I am on Verizon, and 3 years ago I was on a trip to UK; I called Verizon and asked them before I left and they told me how to do it. I bought a SIM card at a phone store; switched SIMs and all was well. when I returned home, I switched the sim back and all was still fine. This was an iPhone 4S.
     
  5. Igglepiggle macrumors newbie

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    A1549 iPhone 6
    A1633(AT&T) iphone6s
    Both US models work in UK with all network providers.
    I'm currently running a 6s I brought back from the USA AT&T model and no problems. Did the same last year with the 6 and no problems.
    I'm usually in the states every year in time for the iPhone release and save at least £100 buying Apple goods out there.
     

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