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How to Unlock an iPhone for Travel

How to Unlock an iPhone for International Use


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GSM cell phones have to be unlocked before you can use them economically for international travel, meaning you'll have to unlock an iPhone, or buy an unlocked iPhone, in order to avoid outrageous international cell phone roaming charges. While we haven't unlocked an iPhone yet ourselves, word is that this is the way to unlock the latest iPhone. Caution: you may void your warranty and total the phone. Another option, of course, is to buy an unlocked iPhone on eBay.

  • How to Unlock an iPhone -- to use an iPhone with other SIM cards for other countries, you'll need to unlock the iPhone, and the iPhone is not generally sold unlocked. Therefore, you'll have to buy an iPhone (like on eBay) and use this hack to unlock the iPhone.

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