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Topic # 138187 23-Dec-2013 23:18 Send private message

Hi, I'm going on holiday to the uk soon and I've been looking at upgrading my iphone, so I looked at prices there and I was just wondering if I was to get a brand new iphone 5c from apple factory unlocked would it work in Nz? Any help would be great. I plan to use it with 2degreess.

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  Reply # 956746 23-Dec-2013 23:33 Send private message

You'll probably have to get it unlocked. Can you buy one not via a telco in the UK? NZ's unlocked iPhones are a rarity.

Update: They seem to assume everyone needs credit...and it looks like they may insist on a UK phone contract / account as part of the sale. 

http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/iphone/




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  Reply # 956748 23-Dec-2013 23:38 Send private message

You can buy them factory unlocked from the apple uk shop.



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  Reply # 956751 23-Dec-2013 23:40 Send private message

And sim less

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  Reply # 956752 23-Dec-2013 23:45 One person supports this post Send private message

Doesn't really seem worth it.

iPhone 5c in the uk, 469GBP , or $935 with current exchange rate.



iPhone 5c in NZ, $899NZD



...unless I am missing something really obvious.




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  Reply # 956753 23-Dec-2013 23:48 Send private message

I'm not paying for it, family in the uk are so it is really cheaper.

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  Reply # 956791 24-Dec-2013 08:30 Send private message

I have had a couple SIM free and fully unlocked from the UK in the past. You'll have no issues with it working over here.

I'm not 100% sure what kind of warranty you will get though.  I'd consider the warranty factor. You might only get a UK / European 12 month warranty with it.



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  Reply # 957117 24-Dec-2013 23:34 Send private message

Not really worried about the warranty, my old iphone has never had problems and I've got mates that know there stuff with them. Thanks for the help

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