iPhone 4 Iphone 4 factory unlocked questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cosmos_pete, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. cosmos_pete

    cosmos_pete Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    I live in Malta and I'm going to England soon for a week and I plan to buy the iphone 4.
    If I were to go to the apple store can I buy it factory unlocked?
    I think you can but I'd rather know for sure.
    And, if it is sold factory unlocked, and i buy a sim there to use for the week im in england will the iphone be locked to that network i'll be using or will it still be unlocked? Asking only because i read somewhere in this forum that it will get 'activated'
    hehe sorry it's my first iphone im used to the ipod touch jail breaking scene, been on the scene since 1.1.1

    Please Register or Log in to view images

  2. lauNchD

    lauNchD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,844
    Likes Received:
    261
    Device:
    iPhone 5 (Black)
    1. Yes, you can buy factory-unlocked iPhone 4s in England.
    2. Factory unlocked = always unlocked

    Please Register or Log in to view images


    3. You activate an unlocked iPhone just like an iPod touch by connecting it to iTunes, carrier-independently.
    4. You'll need to buy/make a Micro SIM, though.
    5. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure the UK Apple stores won't have any iPhones in stock. The Online Store says it'll take 3 weeks for more to come in

    Please Register or Log in to view images

  3. cosmos_pete

    cosmos_pete Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    thanks for your reply

    Please Register or Log in to view images


    Yeah, i'll need to cut my sim down to micro-sim size.
    About the 3 weeks things, it's said that for the past I don't know how many weeks so I don't know, but I think they do have in stock at the apple stores, my friend was able to get one. fingers crossed (yn)

Share This Page