Will this work (In Theory)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SayCheese, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if anyone can tell me if the following will work (in theory). I know that it's not guranteed until the iphone is actually launched and the process tested.

    I would like to get an iPhone on T-Mobile UK. Therefore I was wondering if I went to Germany for a couple of days and picked up a German iPhone can I just put my UK T-Mobile sim in and it will work? Will I still have to go through the whole unlock process (in which case I may as well just get a UK O2 one).

    Can anyone see any flaws in this plan?

    Thanks for your time,

    Say Cheese
     
  2. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    i am wondering the same thing but about these german one's being imported to america.
     
  3. BuxtonUK macrumors member

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    Why not just get the o2 one, buy SimFree for 1.1.1 and unlock it T-Mobile?

    Saves time and a trip to Deutscheland.
     
  4. SayCheese thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because using the simfree unlock invalidates the warranty. If using a German T-Mobile iPhone and a UK T-Mobile sim card works then I should also be able to update the software as and when it becomes available with no risk of bricking it.

    Also I am planning a trip to Germany sometime soon. I would just combine the trip with iPhone buying.
     
  5. BigDaddy5 macrumors member

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    I severly doubt it will work. With US iPhones, only iPhone sim cards work. This means you can't take other AT&T sims and use them. Unless you unlock. I would bet its the same with EU iPhones: you can only use them with their respective sim card. I cant be 100% sure, but with the way it is in the US (only being able to use certain sim cards) it will be the same for you
     

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