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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I live in Pennsylvania. (United States)

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    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

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    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

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    try ebay unlockers to see if they unlock any imei from japan. GL
     

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