Can I use an unlocked iPhone internationally?

Here's how to find out if your unlocked iPhone will work for international travel

Read this before traveling internationally with your iPhone!

Have an unlocked iPhone? Keep reading to be sure that it will work for international travel

Before we embark on a journey, we must first ask ourselves if our iPhone is unlocked for international use. And even if it isn’t, we can go through what steps you should take to ensure that your iPhone will be able to work when you are traveling internationally 😊

Make sure your unlocked iPhone has GSM antennas before traveling internationally

If you’re looking to travel outside the United States with your iPhone, you should first check if your iPhone has GSM antennas onboard, since most international service carriers use GSM antennas. Want to know how to check if your iPhone is unlocked for GSM networks? Then go ahead and read this article that helps you find out if your unlocked iPhone will work on T-Mobile.

The reason I am pointing you to this article is because T-Mobile is a GSM network, and if your iPhone comes equipped with the right antennas to work on T-Mobile, then it will probably also be able to work abroad. Although this can’t be 100% guaranteed due to a plethora of different GSM frequencies worldwide across different carriers, but fingers crossed, if your iPhone is unlocked to work on GSM networks here in the US, it should also be fine for international travel.

Here, we go more in-depth to tell you what it means if an iPhone is GSM unlocked 😊

One more thing before you travel internationally with your iPhone...

Now that you have found out if your iPhone comes with the right antennas for international networks, remember to check if your iPhone is unlocked. If you know that it isn’t and still need to unlock it, read our article about how to unlock your iPhone.

Andre from Back Market
By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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