The international unlocked version of iPhone 4S is being sold online and at Apple’s retail store all over the US. The sim-free iPhone 4S was available sooner in many countries as most of the them don’t lock the phone to specific carriers like in the US. So, this is really good news for people that often travel internationally.
Earlier, it is very complicated and expensive to use locked iPhone 4S overseas. For instance, Sprint users are required to use its overpriced Sprint Worldwide network to make calls when they are not in the US. Other carriers like Verizon and AT&T also lock the sim card, it is reported that Verizon will allow unlocking the iPhone 4S outside of the US if users’ accounts have good standings for over 2 months. By using the international iPhone 4S, users can put in any prepaid sim card that is bought easily overseas, it would be much cheaper than using partner networks of US’ carriers.
The unlocked iPhone 4S is available in 3 models and they are set to ship in just 1-2 weeks. Price tags are set at $649 for the 16GB model, $749 for the 32GB, and $849 for the 64GB version.
However, it is noted that the unlocked 4S will work with GSM carriers only, CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon are not supported. If the problem doesn’t bother you, you can go to Apple store and order your unlocked iPhone 4S right now.