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Old 03.06.2015, 17:10
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Coming to Basel from NJ,USA with Verizon Iphones


It appears that my family and I will be moving to Basel in late summer or early fall. We have 1 Verizon bought iPhone 5, and will be purchasing a new iphone 6. My questions are these:

1) just confirming from another thread that i5 should be unlocked for GSM sim and we should be able to switch it out.

2) should I buy an unlocked i6 from Apple direct so I can get applesupport in CH should I need it? or could I get a subsidized one from verizon and just swap out sim cards as per the above question? I'm keeping the US account because of others on the account not moving with us.

3) the Apple store told here, told me that my Itunes account, would not work in europe, and Apple would want me to switch to a Itunes.CH account. Does anyone know about this. we have lots of apps and shared media.

thanks in advance for your response.
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Re: Coming to Basel from NJ,USA with Verizon Iphones

I have an iPhone 6 and an old iPhone 5 from verizon that I use over here. I've kept my current US phone (iPhone 6) with the Verizon sim and just use the phone with Wifi so that I can keep the US number for all my American friends and family.

With the older phone-- I took out the old verizon sim card, bought a prepaid sim in Germany (where I primarily am) and it worked just fine. I still have the iphone connected to my US itunes account which hasn't caused me any problems. I can still download apps from the US and have shared icloud folders that work fine as well.

Pretty sure this will work exactly the same in Switzerland!
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Old 02.07.2015, 06:27
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Re: Coming to Basel from NJ,USA with Verizon Iphones

No problem with the iTunes account at all. You will be fine.
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