1. SteampunkGhost's Avatar
    So, I'm going to Brazil quite soon and I'm thinking of buying an IPhone or two to take with me and sell(importing stuff from the U.S. and reselling in Brazil is quite profitable, since everything there is so overpriced..) but, my question is - will they work with Brazilian carriers? Could I buy a (used) AT&T or T-Mobile IPhone and then put a SIM from a Brazilian carrier and have no problem at all? Or would I have to buy an unlocked if I want to do this? Since they are GSM phones I think they would work, but I don't want to spend $250 on an IPhone 4/4S and not be able to make any money off of it.. Thanks in advance!
    02-06-2014 08:25 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Make sure they're unlocked.
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    02-06-2014 08:29 PM
  3. cinematicme's Avatar
    They would need to be unlocked. And check what radio band Brazil uses and compare it with the models. Generally each iPhone release has 2-3 different models (check model number on back)

    For example:
    A1332 iPhone 4 GSM
    A1349 iPhone 4 CDMA
    A1387 iPhone 4S (global depending on who it comes from, verizon 4s is a no go, att 4s however is a good global)


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    02-06-2014 08:31 PM
  4. SteampunkGhost's Avatar
    isn't a gsm phone technically already unlocked?
    02-06-2014 08:38 PM
  5. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    isn't a gsm phone technically already unlocked?
    No. Absolutely not.
    02-06-2014 09:14 PM
  6. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    You'll need to get the unlocked version of iPhones that you want to resell in Brazil. Otherwise, Any sim other than the carrier to which the iPhone is locked to won't work.
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    02-07-2014 08:17 AM
  7. MatheusDSamps's Avatar
    As a brazillian, I must say that our money is undervalued, I recently bought an Iphone 5c from the US and the diference between buying here and outside was aprox. 300 dollars, so you might not get a high profit right now


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    02-09-2014 02:19 PM
  8. cinematicme's Avatar
    As a brazillian, I must say that our money is undervalued, I recently bought an Iphone 5c from the US and the diference between buying here and outside was aprox. 300 dollars, so you might not get a high profit right now


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    It's not that your money is undervalued, Brazil's inflation rate is 5.8% and rising. $1USD is $2.34BRL




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    03-03-2014 10:32 AM
  9. Marcy Murray Braga's Avatar
    I am going to visit and spent 60 days in the state of
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    To make easier my contacts, I intent to buy 1 iPhone 6, 64
    Should it be "UNLOCKED" or "UNBLOCKED" to operate there?
    Thank you very much.
    01-10-2016 10:07 PM
  10. randally's Avatar
    Unlocked.
    01-10-2016 10:46 PM

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