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Topic # 27376 23-Oct-2008 18:23
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Hey Guys,

Will any unlocked phone compatible with telecoms WCDMA/UTMS 850 network be able to be used?
E.g will they have prepay sim cards we can just pop into a phone that works with the network? Like on Vodafone.

Also what frequency is Vodafone's GSM network?

Thanks :D

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  Reply # 173135 23-Oct-2008 18:27
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jamesy: Hey Guys,

Will any unlocked phone compatible with telecoms WCDMA/UTMS 850 network be able to be used?
E.g will they have prepay sim cards we can just pop into a phone that works with the network? Like on Vodafone.

Also what frequency is Vodafone's GSM network?

Thanks :D


Yes, Yes and Vodafone's GSM network is 900MHz & 1800Mhz



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  Reply # 173151 23-Oct-2008 19:02
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Thanks, What about iPhone. Will Data work on an unlocked one on the new telecom network?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 173160 23-Oct-2008 19:39
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jamesy: Thanks, What about iPhone. Will Data work on an unlocked one on the new telecom network?
that would depend on telecom i cant see into the future. I would be amazed if it did not.

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  Reply # 173264 24-Oct-2008 08:43
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Two things.
Telecom have no intention of locking phones to prevent them from being used on other networks


I had been using a jailbroken 2G iphone on the new Telecom network until the GSM was turned off last week. I have no intention of changing the current network design to prevent this when the network is launched.

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