Using an American iPhone5 with a italian Sim card

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by weblogik, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. weblogik macrumors regular

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    A family member has asked me to buy an iPhone5 for them and send it to them overseas to italy;

    My (ignorant) question, would it work with an italian Sim card (or whatever the iphone sims are called?)

    Or would it have to be jailbroken? I seem to recall that the AT&T iphones were blocked somehow so they couldnt accept an italian card, at least a few generations ago... is that the same with verizon and sprint?

    I have 24 hours to figure this out, thanks for the help!
     
  2. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    No.The phone will have to be unlocked to work off of the AT&T network.

     
  3. weblogik thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the answer is YES, the phone can be unlocked?! What if i have a contract with AT&T but buy an AT&T iPhone 5 without a AT&T contract, will they still unlock it?
     

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