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Is the iPhone 5 completely unlocked? I want to install a foreign SIM card

Started by: rootyard
On: 08/08/2016 | 12:25
Replies: 9

by: rootyard
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:25
Hello I want to buy the iPhone 5 from giff gaff and take it home to thailand to use. Is the phone completely unlocked? Will I be able to install a thai SIM card? I know some phones are locked to certain providers thanks
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by: rqt
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:26 edited: 08/08/2016 | 12:28

At the top of the phones page it says in large letters

"All our phones are unlocked "


So yes giffgaff phones are unlocked & you can use a foreign sim - BUT there are no iphone 5 - the 5S is the oldest available.

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by: bigbumyum
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:27
Hi @rootyard

All handsets from giffgaff are unlocked my friend 😆
Get a free Giffgaff SimGet a free Giffgaff Sim

enjoy the rest of your day buddy
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by: harry58
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:27
All gg phones come unlocked
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by: bigjohnhall
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:28
Hi, giffgaff doesn't lock phones
Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: davidj63
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:28

If Apple region lock phones, you can assume that it will be region locked.


Where phones are region locked, you can generally export them once you have made about 10 minute of calls using a home country SIM on a home country network.


Note.  Given the way that Apple work, iti s actually the iTunes account that holds the locking, not the phone.

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by: pearlbailey
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:30
You will have no problem putting in Thai sim , so hopefully now you know the phones unlocked , good luck
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by: abdullah1604
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:34
All are unlocked pal
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by: rebelyell
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:37
You are free to use whatever SIM you like, that fits, in iPhones bought from giffgaff.
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by: rootyard
on: 08/08/2016 | 12:44
Thanks guys
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