US iPhone in the UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hbtd, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. hbtd macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    I'm about to purchase a iPhone 5 in the US and I would like to give my iPhone 4 to a friend in the UK. Can a US spec iPhone be used in the UK with a UK card? Thanks in advance.
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It can be used in the UK if it is a GSM iPhone and isn't locked to a US network.
  3. hbtd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
  4. mushie1uk macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    sending an at&t 3G iphone to UK

    I recently upgraded to the 5 and my sister begged for me to send home my old 3G to the UK.. I figured it'd be easy enough to switch out sims and voila!... wrong :( She took the phone to the shop and was told the only way to have it running would be to continue on the AT&T network which would cost a fortune (and im not paying it).. and he mentioned even if he unlocked the phone it might still not work as its older and couldn't do updates :confused: She was so excited about getting the phone and I'm really bummed she cant use it.. I believe her network is just a pay as you go.. I just dont understand as the phone is no longer on a contract.. Any suggestions before she mails it back to me where it'll belong to my kids as an itouch (which they'll be excited about) !
  5. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    You can call AT&T and request that they unlock the phone, now that it is no longer on contract.

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