Will the iPhone work in Europe??

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  1. smlobx

    smlobx New Member

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    I'm going to Italy next week and was wondering if it will work?
    I have a Verizon iPhone 4 and I am hearing conflicting answers.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gregoris

    Gregoris Administrator Staff Member

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    Verizon will unlock your phone for international use but the phone should work in italy on the verizon network or just unlock it if Italy offers a network that uses the CDMA Network so you don't pay as much for calls..etc
     
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    As to my knowledge, most of Europe is using GSM. So a CDMA handset wouldn't work. At least the GSM iOS6 version installed properly on my iPad2 and I'm in Germany.
     
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    as far as I know that is true as well that most use GSM.. I just did some asking around and there is no CDMA in italy BUT I am told the verizon iphone 4S is dual GSM and CDMA but apparently verizon rents out phones that would work in italy for iphone 4 users if you go to them and ask
     
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    smlobx New Member

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    I guess I'll just have to go ask someone at Verizon and see...Maybe a good time to upgrade to the 4S..

    When does the iPhone 5 come out??
     
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    no one can answer that, but I would GUESS that apple will release another iphone with ios 6 in october, again anything about release dates is pure speculation and apple might not even release one with ios 6. But personally I would not get the 4S

    Let us know what verizon says :)
     
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    as far as I know (not really sure) but most networks overseas are on GSM which require a sim card, Like Unleashed stared above version does offer world phones which uses a sim card to be able to use overseas.
     
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    I am not sure whether Verizon iPhone 4 would work in Italy.If the verizon is available in italy then it would definitely work in Italy.
     
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    Thanks for the replys everyone. Here's what I found out and did....

    I went to the Verizon store early this am when they opened and found a guy who knew what the scoop is.

    The iPhone 4 will not work in Europe because they are on the GSM format as has been mentioned.
    The 4S will work because it has both the GSM and our format.

    I ended up getting the 4S as I was elegible for the upgrade and will be giving the 4 to one of my employees who has been wanting an upgraded phone.

    I got a global data plan good for the time I will be overseas which costs $25/ 100mB of data; $0.50 to send a text and $0.05 to receive one and $0.99 / minute to call back home which I don't forsee doing.

    The salesguy showed me how to turn off my phone data so that i won't be getting outrageous bills when I come back. Tha way i can check emails and vm's once a day or stop by an internet cafe and get free wifi..

    Thanks again.
     
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    Great to hear that you found a working solution. Have fun.
     
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    Gd Luck.Wish you happy and safe Journey.
     
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    Hi there, i have a verizon i4 and about two months ago i was planing a trip so i called verizon and they sure enough said the i4 wouldn't work in Europe but a i4s would but the prices they told me were around two dollars a min for Italy, Greece, Albania, Germany and England. so if be careful and have a nice trip
     

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