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Topic # 65690 5-Aug-2010 19:58
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Hi

I am looking into buying a phone from Oz and am making sure they work here.

The phone is a Nokia 6700 slide.

I want to make sure the frequencies or whatever as they are set for in OZ are the same as here?

I have no idea on these things.

Thanks





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  Reply # 363874 5-Aug-2010 20:14
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Yeh they would work over here, but I think most Australian Telco's lock phones to their network so you should make sure its unlocked before you get it because some can be a hassle to get unlocked.




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  Reply # 363876 5-Aug-2010 20:18
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The one I am looking at getting is a pre paid on the three network.

I dont know if it is locked being pre paid or not? I assume it is?




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  Reply # 363880 5-Aug-2010 20:22
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Virtually every phone sold in AU at a retail outlet associated with a carrier is SIM locked to a network.






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  Reply # 363881 5-Aug-2010 20:23
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I am just reading about a thing called "i-SmartSim"

apparently you put it under the sim and it unlocks the phone?




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  Reply # 363886 5-Aug-2010 20:34
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You'd be better off to pay the unlocking fee.




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  Reply # 367060 13-Aug-2010 10:26
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Which NZ operator are you planning to use?

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  Reply # 367074 13-Aug-2010 10:45
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Three prepaid phones are definitely locked. Pay the fee to unlock it, it's the least hassle option.

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