Please help me! I'm going crazy over this matter :(
I'm currently considering buying a phone from South Korea to use in New Zealand on the Vodafone network.
The phone will not be locked and is not country-locked either so it will be able to be used worldwide (the site also says the phone will work overseas when inserted country usim card).
However, the problem is that the phone is a 4G LTE phone and obviously, NZ has no 4G LTE networks. Reading on the manufacturer's website, the phone is capable of HSUPA, HSDPA and HSPA+ / LTE.
Does that mean the phone cannot connect to Vodafone's 2G network? Does it mean it can only connect to Vodafone's 3G network? If it can only connect to the 3G network, the problem is there isn't 3G coverage EVERYWHERE is NZ.
Or can I assume that any mobile phone is capable of connecting to a GSM "2G" network?
I have found out that it uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Dual Core Processor 1.5Ghz (Krait, ARMv7) and it says on Wikipedia that, that chipset wireless radio technology is BT 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), World Mode (LTE FDD/TDD CAT3, SVLTE-DB, TD-SCDMA, Rel9 DC-HSPA+, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, EGAL, 1x Adv., 1x EV-DO Rev. A/B)
I'm so confused :(
Thanks in advance. Any opinions / information will be greatly appreciated.