Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 150385 20-Jul-2014 23:14
Send private message

Hey guys, a redditor suggested I ask geekzone this question, as you may be more aware of any possible answers!

I'm planning on buying an unlocked iPhone 6 in the States at the end of the year, but I'm not sure that it will be compatible with the New Zealand Telecom network?
I'm pretty sure normal service and 3G won't be an issue, but I'm hoping that someone may be able to tell me whether the 5S would work. I'm assuming the 6 would be the same?
If I buy it here in NZ, it will cost me at least $400 more.

Here is a list of supported LTE bands: http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

I'm actually on Skinny at the moment but it works on the Telecom network as far as I'm aware. I wonder if an imported iPhone would work on any nz provider?

Thank you heaps for your help!!

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
61331 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12077

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1092755 20-Jul-2014 23:16
Send private message

Whatever is coming on iPhone 6 it may be the same or completely different from the current series. Hard to say at the moment...








5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1092759 20-Jul-2014 23:28
Send private message

Is the current generation supported?

7751 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2559

Subscriber

  Reply # 1092769 21-Jul-2014 05:23
Send private message

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=150270

depends on the model, match it up to the NZ provider and away you go



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1092778 21-Jul-2014 06:53
Send private message

Thank you!

27065 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6509

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1092785 21-Jul-2014 07:24
One person supports this post
Send private message

As the 6 isn't released it's not possible to know.

The US 5 and 5s support different bands to the model sold in NZ. I wouldn't buy one from the US.





20 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1092806 21-Jul-2014 08:49
Send private message

Here's a tip for you... when you buy the iphone from oversea, first make sure it's unlock from the country you bought from.

And look for frequencies band support...I know Telecom (and Skinny for 3g) support UMTS 2100 and 850 MHz for 3G and Band 3 (1800MHz) Band 7 (2600 MHz) and Band 28 (700MHz) for 4G...



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1092822 21-Jul-2014 09:40
Send private message

If you go here, you can get an unlocked iPhone: http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone5s

Its most likely what I will go for. I have had a lot of mixed messages from people as to whether they will work though. Perhaps its a better idea to get the phone here and pick up an iPad in the States instead :)

1973 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1099


  Reply # 1092834 21-Jul-2014 09:55
Send private message

Do you understand that you lose basically ALL of your consumer rights if you buy overseas?

You will be relying solely on the good will of Apple if something goes wrong. They're pretty good about some things, but not all. It often takes them months or even years to acknowledge and start fixing issues.

Is it worth the gamble? You'll save a few hundred, if it goes pear shaped you may be out the total cost.




Location: Dunedin

234 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 1092883 21-Jul-2014 11:03
Send private message

andrewNZ: Do you understand that you lose basically ALL of your consumer rights if you buy overseas?

You will be relying solely on the good will of Apple if something goes wrong. They're pretty good about some things, but not all. It often takes them months or even years to acknowledge and start fixing issues.

Is it worth the gamble? You'll save a few hundred, if it goes pear shaped you may be out the total cost.


The iPhone also doesn't have a global warranty apparently, unlike the iPad's and Mac's. I know of two people who were refused servicing by Apple NZ because their iPhones were overseas models.



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1092906 21-Jul-2014 11:31
Send private message

Actually AppleCare IS a global warranty. Costs $100 but is well worth it.

412 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 100


  Reply # 1092950 21-Jul-2014 12:23
Send private message

profrink:
andrewNZ: Do you understand that you lose basically ALL of your consumer rights if you buy overseas?

You will be relying solely on the good will of Apple if something goes wrong. They're pretty good about some things, but not all. It often takes them months or even years to acknowledge and start fixing issues.

Is it worth the gamble? You'll save a few hundred, if it goes pear shaped you may be out the total cost.


The iPhone also doesn't have a global warranty apparently, unlike the iPad's and Mac's. I know of two people who were refused servicing by Apple NZ because their iPhones were overseas models.


Sorry to tell you this but unless you cough up for Apple care none of their products carry a international warranty.
To further this Applecare is unable to currently comply to the Fair Trading act 2014 thus should not even be sold here in NZ.
Fear not as far as I am aware All iPhones sold here in NZ through the proper channels Have a 2 year NZ warranty anyway!




 The views expressed by me are not necessarily those of my employer


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.