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new iPhone: U.S. to Switzerland

Hi all,
I'm moving to Switzerland from the U.S. for school and I want to replace my droid with an iPhone - the newest iPhone that is to come out this summer. I'm not sure how international smartphones can be when it comes to buying electronics abroad, but could anyone affirm that if I buy a U.S iPhone 5 (assuming Apple will name it that), then I can switch out the SIM card and use it with a Swiss cell phone provider (the alternative is to buy the phone in Switzerland)? Thanks!
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Old 24.04.2012, 23:16
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As long as it is not locked to a US provider then you are good
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Re: new iPhone: U.S. to Switzerland

Thanks -- and is it correct assume that an unlocked phone (not bought on ebay, etc) are much, much more expensive?
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Thanks -- and is it correct assume that an unlocked phone (not bought on ebay, etc) are much, much more expensive?
Yes, expect to pay 800 or so for a new unlocked phone.
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Re: new iPhone: U.S. to Switzerland

just don't buy the verizon one....as that is CDMA?

I believe AT&T will start unlocking phones once you've met the contract terms, but then you're talking about a 2 year-old iphone.
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Re: new iPhone: U.S. to Switzerland

Yap I bought a verizon phone and now likely to move back to europe NOT GOOD. - CDMA (no sim card)
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