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    Default Will iPhone 5 bought in the US work in England, France & Italy?

    Will iPhone 5 bought in the US work in England, France & Italy? More concerned with using iMessage/Text & Email with family. If I'm connected to WiFi, will iMessages be free? Any help is appreciated.
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    Default Will iPhone 5 bought in the US work in England, France & Italy?

    Depends who is your US carrier .. And if your on wifi iMessage and all data will be free

    If you have att you need to get your phone unlocked try google unlock fusion

    If you have Verizon or sprint your iphone 5 is unlocked already
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    Default Re: Will iPhone 5 bought in the US work in England, France & Italy?

    All iPhone models have global HSPA+ capability so any of them will work in those countries.

    However the Verizon/Sprint CDMA model also supports Europe's future LTE bands. Furthermore the Verizon model comes unlocked and as far as we know should remain unlocked whereas you will need to speak with Sprint/AT&T to get your iPhone unlocked for global use.
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    Default Re: Will iPhone 5 bought in the US work in England, France & Italy?

    Thanks! We have Verizon. Will I have to turn on Airplane mode?
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    If you just plan on using wifi then yes use airplane then turn on wifi ...

    If you want to have a phone while being there when you get there buy a pre paid nano sim from a local carrier and then remove Verizon sim and insert this local carrier ... The point of this is the local prepaid is way cheaper then Verizon international charges and you can have regular service / data and wifi when it's avail just like in the US
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    Perfect! Thanks.

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