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  1. #1

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    Aug 24, 2013
    Sim Card in foreign Countries
    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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    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    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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    Member Since
    Aug 24, 2013
    Thank you very much for your reply my phone is now unlocked , i called my carrier

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