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Hello guys
I am from Denmark and I have an iPhone that i have bought in Denmark a couple of years ago.
At the moment I am in SouthAfrica where I am staying for 2 months. I have bought a prepaid simcard (Vodafone) and inserted into my phone. When i put it into my phone it comes up with a box saying sim mistake or something like that and all i can do is press ok. when i look in top left corner it says invalid sim card.
is there any way i can get an south african sim card to work on my danish phone or is it locked to danish tele companies ?
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It is probably locked to the Danish carrier, but you could contact them and ask about unlocking, particularly if you bought it outright or are finished with/near the end of your contract.

Since you are only in South Africa for two months, you may also want to look at getting a cheap basic phone that will work there.

Many carriers (varies by country) will unlock an iPhone for a small fee after you are a customer in good stead for 90 days or so. Once unlocked, your prepaid Vodafone SIM would probably work fine.
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Thank you very much for your reply my phone is now unlocked , i called my carrier
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