Using an American iPhone5 with a italian Sim card

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

  1. weblogik macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    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 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    No.The phone will have to be unlocked to work off of the AT&T network.

  3. weblogik thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007

    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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