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Topic # 119053 18-May-2013 14:44
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Hi all,

have seen that the warehouse has a special on their Telecom XT Galaxy SIII (600 bucks), and I am currently using a 2 degrees sim. I have done a bit of research on here and see that Telcom use a different WCDMA frequency than 2 degrees, and no 2g.

However I have also seen that the Galaxy SIII is capable of working across all of these frequencies:

From a parallel import site:


2G Network 
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 
3G Network 
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

So my question is, will the Telecom version work on all 2 degrees frequencies due to the capability of the phone, or will it be set up to receive Telecom freqs only?


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  Reply # 821658 18-May-2013 17:31
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The only SIM-locked phones sold in NZ are by Skinny, and they'll unlock them for $30 (or for free after 9 months). None of the others are SIM-locked.

As for frequencies, 2degrees operates on GSM 900, GSM 1800, HSDPA 900 and HSDPA 2100, all of which are supported by that phone (although you don't really need all of them anyway).

You may need to spend some time setting up data settings though if you want to use the internet or MMS, however that's fairly simple to do.

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  Reply # 821670 18-May-2013 18:05
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Will a toyota corolla work in australia new zealand japan and great britain? Yes. Are they sold in the same trim? No ... Something will be different here and there


Each company will fine tune a phone for their network, but a phone that supports another network will work nearly just fine for the average consumer as a generic statement

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  Reply # 821700 18-May-2013 19:17
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Thanks fellas 

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