Will a US iPhone work in the UK?

  splinternet 23:37 06 Dec 2008
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I'm told it's cheaper to buy an iphone in the US to use here in the UK. Will it work here? Presumably I need an unlocked sim-free iphone?

  Graham. 00:00 07 Dec 2008
  canarieslover 00:03 07 Dec 2008

With the exchange rate as it is at present it's doubtful that it would work out cheaper.

  AL47 09:55 07 Dec 2008

i got my iphone back in october 07, the exchange rate was good and i got it for £250 delivered and unlocked it

now, with the exchange rate like it is, and the possibility of customs i wouldnt boher

  splinternet 19:35 07 Dec 2008

Hi all, thx for the replies. My question was really oriented around whether a US-purchased iPhone will work in the UK. Would I have to sign-up to O2 or, if it's unlocked, then can I use any pay as you go tariff (I'm a bit naive about this)? What works out cheaper? I've seen unlocked (= "sim free"?) iPhones going for £600+ over here, they must be cheaper than c$900 in the US?

  woodchip 19:47 07 Dec 2008
  woodchip 19:53 07 Dec 2008

PS at the above it £450 click here

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