What I would like to know, is, what mobile bands do Vodafone officially support or use, so I can ensure that the phone will do what I want.
I'm currently looking at a Samsung i550W phone that apparently supports:
Voice: Tri Band GSM(900/1800/1900 MHz) UMTS (2100 MHz)
Data: 3G UMTS 2.1 GHz,WCDMA,GPRS Class 12,HSCSD,EDGE Class 12,HSDPA
What will this get me/where will it work properly.
I will be using data on the phone, so 3G data would be quite nice (which I assume from what I can find out is supported on Vodafone with 3G UMTS 2.1 and GPRS if it has to fall back to the slow 2G network). I assume that the other modes for data aren't supported in NZ?
What about voice? It seems that all the GSM bands that the phone supports are supported in NZ, but does UMTS support give me 3G calling as well?
Any other comments - info can be found here, and it actually does support WiFi, thats the purpose of the 'W' on the end, the non-wifi models are only an i550.