Using iPhone overseas

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by owl in tree, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. owl in tree macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm heading overseas in a week or two and want to unlock my iphone so that I can use some cheap prepaid sim cards and not run up a massive bill.

    However, I read somewhere that if you unlock your iphone and associate it with your original iTunes account, you wont be able to use it as a phone, just a Wi-fi and media device?

    Does anyone know if this is true?

    Thanks,

    Liz

    P.S. I plan to restore it to its unlocked condition when I return - does anyone know of any problems associated with this?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    No, it shouldnt be any problems. What you heard is false.
    Once you unlock it you can use it as a phone on any GSM carrier in the world.
     
  3. owl in tree thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

    ToroidalZeus

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    I had problems with the blacksn0w unlock and my signal resetting.
     
  5. owl in tree thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you mean that the signal just drops out randomly? That happens to me all the time without even unlocking anything!

    I was planning to use pwnage to unlock mine - hopefully that will be more successful?
     

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