What good is a japanese iphone when you can't use it???

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by missingmyerica, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. missingmyerica macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2013
    Okay, so my daughter sent me her iphone 4 when she upgraded to the newest iphone. She's in Japan and her carrier was Softbank. I was all excited thinking I could just pop in a straight talk sim card and I would be good to go. BUT...after reading posts on here, that doesn't seem like it's going to work. Is the phone useless or is there a way to make it work?
  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  3. 725032 Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
    OP we need more info to be able to help you.

    Dont waste time feeling sorry for yourself... Get busy getting that phone working
  4. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Softbank doesn't unlock their iPhones, they are locked to Softbank only SIM cards. You might be able to find a gray market unlock service or maybe grevey sim.
  5. missingmyerica thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2013
    I live in Pennsylvania. (United States)


    What info do you need? LOL...I'm trying not to feel sorry for myself, but compared to my old school blackberry, that iphone looks so cool!
  6. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I've looked into this myself yet never found a solution. Good luck in your quest and may you have better success than I did.
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    try ebay unlockers to see if they unlock any imei from japan. GL

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