if sim is locked to uk carrier is it locked in abroad sim card?

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Found 23rd Sep 2016
if sim is locked to uk carrier is it locked in abroad sim card?

IE, phone locked to EE but go to asia and try use one of there sims?

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If it is locked to a uk provider, it will be locked anywhere.

mutley1

If it is locked to a uk provider, it will be locked anywhere.



Not true.

Most will work with a foreign sim abroad.

iphones that lock to the first sim won't.
Edited by: ".MUFC." 23rd Sep 2016

shauneco

Not true.Most will work with a foreign sim abroad.iphones that lock to … Not true.Most will work with a foreign sim abroad.iphones that lock to the first sim won't.


Nope, if it locked to UK Network it's locked anywhere.
May be if the same network exists in other countries, it may work. e.g Vodafone exists in other countries. So a UK-Vodafone phone could work in abroad Vodafone SIM. But I doubt so.

shauneco

Not true.Most will work with a foreign sim abroad.iphones that lock to … Not true.Most will work with a foreign sim abroad.iphones that lock to the first sim won't.



As above most phones will be "region locked" which is separate/in addition to a carrier lock. Presumably yours would be region locked to Europe so inside of Europe you could not use another carriers sim without carrier unlock. But outside of Europe Region another should work fine. This is designed to more or less try and stop grey imports as in you have to get the phone to work firstly on a sim from its region that it is locked to before you can ship and place another sim from a different region into it which would mean breaking the seal of the new device etc etc.
BTW iPhones are a completely different kettle of fish! In short the answer to that one is no!


Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 23rd Sep 2016

I can confirm if its locked on one network its licked on every.
only exception is if u use the specific courier who provide roaming facility in that country.
e.g if u have ee locked and its roaming partner us t mobile in Germany. it might work with t mobile but again no guarantees
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