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Re: LIST: Things you SHOULDN'T have brought with you
« Reply #225 on: November 02, 2017, 10:43:58 PM »
yeah, it was Virgin via Sprint...its not exactly a new model either, i read that older models are automaticaly unlocked or something but nope :/
I'm fairly certain ALL of the older models (4S and earlier) are carrier locked in the US. It was after that that you could get your phone unlocked. My last US phone was a 4S and I would have had to jailbreak it to use it over here.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.


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Re: LIST: Things you SHOULDN'T have brought with you
« Reply #226 on: November 03, 2017, 07:12:51 AM »
yeah, it was Virgin via Sprint...its not exactly a new model either, i read that older models are automaticaly unlocked or something but nope :/

Just went through this. Sprint doesn’t use SIM cards, so if you’ve purchased your phone through them, you won’t be able to unlock it to transfer it to a UK carrier. Verizon does though, so you’d be okay there. Alternatively, if you buy the phone outright from Apple or Best Buy or something, you can ask them to make sure they unlock it and give you a SIM card ready model. Same is true for androids-we just bought ‘em outright in the US and then had our choice of carriers in UK. Helps to get round the lack of UK credit issue too, since no UK carriers would give us anything other than a month to month.
Applied online: 22 June, 2017
Biometrics and Docs mailed: 23 June, 2017
Arrived in Sheffield (via UPS): 26 June, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield: 11 July, 2017
"not straightforward" Email: 2 August, 2017
Unsolicited additional documents: 14 August, 2017
Decision made: 25 September, then revoked
Second Decision: 25 October, 2017
Docs returned: 30 October, 2017
Flight to UK: 2 November, 2017


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Re: LIST: Things you SHOULDN'T have brought with you
« Reply #227 on: November 04, 2017, 10:58:44 PM »
Ok so I've got an iPhone 7 through AT&T here in the states. I know I can get it unlocked once I pay it off as I just did that recent,y with an iPhone 6 through the same company. But I'm still confused as to whether I can use it once I'm in the U.K.?
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (priority)
Country applying from: USA
Online application: September 30, 2017
Biometrics: October 4, 2017
Application & Documents Mailed: October 5, 2017
Application & Documents Delivered: October 9, 2017
Email Confirmation of Receipt: October 9, 2017
Decision Made Email: Nov. 14, 2017
Passport Arrived: Nov. 17, 2017 VISA APPROVED!
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Re: LIST: Things you SHOULDN'T have brought with you
« Reply #228 on: November 05, 2017, 10:22:59 AM »
Ok so I've got an iPhone 7 through AT&T here in the states. I know I can get it unlocked once I pay it off as I just did that recent,y with an iPhone 6 through the same company. But I'm still confused as to whether I can use it once I'm in the U.K.?

If it is unlocked and takes a SIM card, you’ll just buy a UK SIM card after you arrive and it’ll work like a phone you bought here.


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Re: LIST: Things you SHOULDN'T have brought with you
« Reply #229 on: November 05, 2017, 06:34:27 PM »
If it is unlocked and takes a SIM card, you’ll just buy a UK SIM card after you arrive and it’ll work like a phone you bought here.

Ok thanks!!
Type of Application: Settlement Spouse Visa (priority)
Country applying from: USA
Online application: September 30, 2017
Biometrics: October 4, 2017
Application & Documents Mailed: October 5, 2017
Application & Documents Delivered: October 9, 2017
Email Confirmation of Receipt: October 9, 2017
Decision Made Email: Nov. 14, 2017
Passport Arrived: Nov. 17, 2017 VISA APPROVED!
27 Business Days


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Re: LIST: Things you SHOULDN'T have brought with you
« Reply #230 on: November 06, 2017, 11:40:10 AM »
ehh it was  5s but no matter, he just got a 7 on a contract from 3 I think...? maybe they aren't so worried about credit histories :p
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 11:52:02 AM by 40s_elf »
Spouse visa (priority)
known husband since 2010
first met July 2012
got engaged 31st March 2017
married on 4th July 2017
online application Aug 2nd
biometrics done/Documents sent Aug 8th
Documents received in Sheffield Aug 10th
Decision email - Sept 21st
Visa approved -Sept 22nd :D
flight booked for 6 Oct


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