iPhone 4 Importing iPhone 4 from France

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  1. Psyko

    Psyko Member

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    For starters, I'm from sweden.
    I prefer using my prepaid card over getting a contract.

    Here's my situation;
    I have an old phone, Sony Ericsson K810i. The joystick is a <censored to avoid warning>. I also have an iPod Touch.
    Carrying around both can be quite a hassle.
    I thought, why not combine the two and get an iPhone?

    So I decided between 3GS and 4. Ended up goign with the 4.


    As I said; Prepaid>contract
    Therefore, I was thinking about importing an iPhone from a country where they're sold factory unlocked.

    I heard that the UK and France have factory unlocked iPhones.


    1. Is this true?
    2. Can I order an iPhone 4 from i.e france, pop in my sim card (after I got a micro sim) and start using the phone?
    3. how much would this set me back? Would it be cheaper to order an iPhone from... let's say Canada?



    All help is appreciated.
    //Psyko
  2. Mobious

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    1. Yes iPhones from France are officially unlocked.
    2. Yes if your country is listed you can order directly from the UK or France website. Also officially unlocked means you can pop in any sim card you want. Aslong as it fits.
    3. I am not sure, I doubt there would be a huge difference in retail price of an unlocked iPhone from Apple in Canada and from Apple in France.
  3. ThrPod

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    It'll work as Mobious said . I'm french and I can tell you the price of the iPhone 4 here is terrible .


    934 USD ( VAT included ) for the 32GB model !
  4. Mobious

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    Well its 599 GBP from the UK site iirc, so that comes around to 903 USD. That is also including VAT.
  5. Psyko

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    To be honest, I was aiming at getting the 16Gb version. I don't really see me taking advantage of all those gigabytes. Plus it could save me some money.

    If you could please tell me how much the 16GB black version would be in UK or France, that'd be great

    Thanks guys

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  6. NoogleNoggler

    NoogleNoggler Well-Known Member

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    £499 in UK, I have SE K800i and iPod touch too. How kewl lol.
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    I prefer prepaid too lol
  7. Psyko

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    Thanks. That converts to 750$ USD, more or less.
    IMO it's more of a reasonable price.

    Thank guise

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  8. boomboomipod

    boomboomipod Banned

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    Converts to €600, so, sucks4me if that's the price in my country when it's released..

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