Unlocked iPhone 5 Now On Sale – Nano SIM Available in Argentina

Apple has just started selling the unlocked iPhone 5 in the United States, so while you can’t get one in Argentina, you can be sure that they’ll start showing up for sale at double the price in the expat forums and on MercadoLibre.

For those of you going to the US, you can pick yours up at the following prices:

  • 16GB, $649
  • 32GB, $749
  • 64GB, $849

There is currently a one week lead time to get them from Apple’s website and they are not yet available to purchase in Apple’s retail stores, but that should change soon.

Of course, to use the iPhone 5 in Argentina you’ll need the new nano SIM card, and luckily Movistar is now selling these for $27 pesos. (Knowing that people are going to bring them back from their trips to the US.) You can buy the nano SIM at the following locations: Callao , República, Belgrano, Caballito, Palermo, Medrano, Avellaneda, Berazategui, Lanús, Lomas, Monte Grande, Quilmes, Florencio Varela, Berisso, La Plata, José C. Paz, San Isidro, San Miguel, Zárate, González Catán, Laferrere, Merlo, Moreno, Morón, Ramos Mejía. I would assume that other carriers also have the nano SIM available as well.

Now to only figure out when I’m going back and can get one…

  • Mayan

    what if I already have a nano SIM from the US (carrier ATT) and want to use my phone in BsAs? will it not work unless it has an Argentinan SIM?

    • mccomb

      You will not want to use your AT&T phone on roaming here. If it works, it will be incredibly expensive. You’ll get billed for every call that comes in too – whether you answer it or not. That being said, if you have an iPhone 5 from AT&T it will not be unlocked and you will not be able to use it with a nano SIM from anyone other than AT&T.

  • koseet

    there is currenly no stock of nano sim cards in movistar. they might have them in by early march.

    • Thanks for the update. This sounds like Argentina. 🙂