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    May 24, 2012
    Question US iPhone in UK

    I've read a few conflicting reports so wanted to get everyones take. Currently using an iPhone 4 locked to Vodafone UK, and looking to move up to the 4S. Do not want to lock myself into Vodafone for another 2 years, therefore looking into buying an unlocked phone, so here is the question.

    Can I buy a phone through Apple US webstore (it would be shipped to a US address, but paid with a UK credit/debit card). Once I had got it over to the UK (friend would bring it over from States), would my Vodafone SIM then work with jailbreaking?

    Also what would be the situation re warranty - if any problem could I take to an Apple Store in the UK?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    If you bought a factory-unlocked US iPhone directly from Apple (I don't think you will be able to do so with a UK card, however), then you could import it to the UK (pay the customs fees and don't complain -- you're saving a fortune buying it in the US) and it would work with any GSM compatible micro-SIM (remember, the iPhone 4 and 4S don't use "regular" SIMs) without jailbreaking.

    The warranty should be honoured just fine in the UK as long as its not jailbroken.

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    Jun 05, 2012
    If it is unlocked phone then you can use it with your Vodafone sim. The unlocked phone is compatible in any country.

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