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Topic # 150841 5-Aug-2014 08:13
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Hi,
Will SCH-I545 work on any NZ Network?  It's internationally unlocked, however I'm not too sure if it will be compatible. 

If it forces 2g I don't mind, the main feature I'm still wanting is calling/texting etc.

Cheers

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  Reply # 1102339 5-Aug-2014 09:09
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This looks like a CDMA handset for Verizon in the US so would not work on any network in NZ

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  Reply # 1102343 5-Aug-2014 09:11
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johnr: This looks like a CDMA handset for Verizon in the US so would not work on any network in NZ


Yep, it's the Verizon CDMA edition of the S4, so no.




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  Reply # 1102350 5-Aug-2014 09:17

The Verizon Galaxy S4 also supports 3G on bands 850/900/1900/2100 in addition to CDMA, so it will work for 3G on all three NZ networks - assuming it is unlocked from Verizon.

No-go for 4G, however.




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  Reply # 1102443 5-Aug-2014 11:09
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OK Sorry, I'm a little confused.
The specs from the eBay listing say:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cellular Band:

 

 

CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev A 800/1900 EDGE/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA/UMTS 1900/2100

 

 

 

 

 


So will it work?  And what do the NZ frequencies operate on

Cheers!

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  Reply # 1102450 5-Aug-2014 11:17
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alexanderu: OK Sorry, I'm a little confused.
The specs from the eBay listing say:

  Cellular Band: . . . EDGE/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA/UMTS 1900/2100


If this is correct then
gsm = yes (2d & voda)
3g =  some places on all three networks.



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  Reply # 1102452 5-Aug-2014 11:19
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So not with Telecom?  Because Telecom and Skinny (The same company) has the IMEI check online, I typed in the number and it said it wouldn't workj.

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  Reply # 1102461 5-Aug-2014 11:21
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alexanderu: So not with Telecom?  Because Telecom and Skinny (The same company) has the IMEI check online, I typed in the number and it said it wouldn't workj.

Cheers


Telecom and skinny have no gsm and 2100 3g only in some parts of larger cities. Predominent 3g on Telecom is 850mhz

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  Reply # 1102462 5-Aug-2014 11:22

alexanderu: OK Sorry, I'm a little confused.
The specs from the eBay listing say:

  Cellular Band: CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev A 800/1900 EDGE/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA/UMTS 1900/2100
So will it work?  And what do the NZ frequencies operate on

Cheers!


The CDMA parts are irrelevant as there are no active NZ CDMA networks anymore.

EDGE/GSM = 2G
HSPA/UMTS = 3G

Telecom/Skinny do not operate a 2G network.
Vodafone/2degrees use 900/1800MHz for 2G.
Telecom/Skinny use 850/2100MHz for 3G.
Vodafone/2degrees use 900/2100MHz for 3G.

Samsung's product page for this variant (linked above) says:

LTE: Bands 4/13
CDMA 1x/EVDO Rev.A: 800/1900MHz
HSPA+/UMTS: 850/900/1900/2100MHz
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

(LTE bands 4 & 13 are not used in NZ)

So you should be good to go, assuming it is unlocked. But I'd recommend purchasing a variant intended for this market for better battery life, less hassle setting it up, local warranty/support, & 4G.




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