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Bringing an iPhone 6 back from America?

Is there anything I need to be careful with, regarding possibly buying an iPhone 6 in America? In terms of frequencies and compatibility with UK networks?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Oct. 1, 2014 at 09:09

Disregard MacWorld article - it's written by idiot for idiots.

All versions of iPhone 6 (not to be confused with 5S) are compatible with European networks. You can get official prices from Apple website - $649 for cheapest one.
When you buy anything in US you need to pay sales tax. Assume another 10% on top of official price. Some states do not charge sales tax at all and there are ways to avoid sales tax completely, but I would stick with 10% as it's a nice round number.

There is no import VAT for used items. Make sure you are using your new iPhone, customs will not find original box in your items or any other proof that you bought your phone in US.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 30, 2014 at 20:17

All the pros and cons of bringing an iPhone over from the US of A are explained in this article over on MacWorld...

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 1, 2014 at 09:09

Disregard MacWorld article - it's written by idiot for idiots.

All versions of iPhone 6 (not to be confused with 5S) are compatible with European networks. You can get official prices from Apple website - $649 for cheapest one.
When you buy anything in US you need to pay sales tax. Assume another 10% on top of official price. Some states do not charge sales tax at all and there are ways to avoid sales tax completely, but I would stick with 10% as it's a nice round number.

There is no import VAT for used items. Make sure you are using your new iPhone, customs will not find original box in your items or any other proof that you bought your phone in US.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 1, 2014 at 12:42

Disregard MacWorld article - it's written by idiot for idiots.

All versions of iPhone 6 (not to be confused with 5S) are compatible with European networks. You can get official prices from Apple website - $649 for cheapest one.
When you buy anything in US you need to pay sales tax. Assume another 10% on top of official price. Some states do not charge sales tax at all and there are ways to avoid sales tax completely, but I would stick with 10% as it's a nice round number.

There is no import VAT for used items. Make sure you are using your new iPhone, customs will not find original box in your items or any other proof that you bought your phone in US.


Ah... thanks for the clarification.
I thought the import tax/customs scare was a bit much. If you use the iphone.... and not hold sealed box in your hands, it shouldn't be an issue.

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