Swapping SIM cards for European cell phone use. iPhone?
December 28, 2010 12:25 PM Subscribe
Help me get my hands on a cell phone that will work in Sweden, before I leave! GSM, SIM, micro-SIM, iPhones, oh my.
posted by mokudekiru to technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm studying abroad in Sweden for 4 months, starting January 10 (so there's your time constraint). I've been told that when I show up for orientation, they'll hand me a SIM card, and that I should use pay-as-you-go cell phone plans.
Potential problem: My phone is an iPhone 4, which has a micro-SIM card, plus the card can't be replaced without unlocking the phone afaik, which doesn't exist for the current iPhone/OS.
I don't mind doing without the iPhone for a few months, but I would need to get my hands on an alternative phone that I am positive will work in Sweden. What should I look for and where should I get this phone?
Or...because I also have an iPhone 3G that no longer has a plan attached (I upgraded to the iPhone 4 a few months ago, haven't done anything with the old phone), is there a solution using my iPhone(s)?