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#152015 13-Sep-2014 10:01
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I was looking at Apple's website and came across the following:

"The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice. The unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will not work with CDMA-based carriers. An unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus may not support LTE networks in all other countries; contact service providers for details."

Now, I am certainly no telecom network systems guru but I know plenty of you folks are.

WTF does that mean to the man on the Clapham omnibus, to borrow from Greer LJ?

Will it work around the world or won't it?!





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  #1127692 13-Sep-2014 10:07
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Not able to answer your question as such, others will no doubt chime in, but check Steve Biddle's blog

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8717






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  #1127708 13-Sep-2014 10:53
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tdgeek: Not able to answer your question as such, others will no doubt chime in, but check Steve Biddle's blog

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8717





Thanks - that is handy. 

It would be good to see a world map with countries it should work in coloured green or something.





 
 
 
 


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  #1127710 13-Sep-2014 10:55
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Geektastic:
tdgeek: Not able to answer your question as such, others will no doubt chime in, but check Steve Biddle's blog

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8717





Thanks - that is handy. 

It would be good to see a world map with countries it should work in coloured green or something.


That would be perfect. 

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  #1127718 13-Sep-2014 11:12
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In short, if you're roaming with an NZ SIM then it'll work everywhere that Spark, Vodafone etc have roaming agreements. You may not get 4G (I'm not sure whether this is available when roaming in the first place) but the 3G will work.

If you're using a local SIM when overseas then things are a little more complex, but it'll work in the vast majority of cases. Notable exceptions are Verizon and Sprint in the US.

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  #1127728 13-Sep-2014 11:27
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@Behodar Vodafone NZ offers 4G roaming in a number of countries and the iPhone6 looks like the daddy for 4G / LTE band support



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  #1127811 13-Sep-2014 13:20
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Good to know.

I always think the writers of things like that Apple blurb forget that many users just want to know if it works and where. An alphanumeric soup of 3G/4G/LTE/GSM/CDMA/Channels 1800/1900/2100 etc etc is a lot for a man in the street to digest when all he wants to know is "will it work on holiday?"!!





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  #1128103 13-Sep-2014 22:37
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You might find this useful too, it's the list per model for LTE for all the countries supported. Keep in mind that phones supplied by telco's may have different specs. 3G is pretty much universal, 4G or LTE isn't and it looks like Apple have done the same thing they did with iPhone 5 & provided several different models: https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/



 
 
 
 


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Geektastic: I was looking at Apple's website and came across the following:

"The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice. The unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will not work with CDMA-based carriers. An unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus may not support LTE networks in all other countries; contact service providers for details."

Now, I am certainly no telecom network systems guru but I know plenty of you folks are.

WTF does that mean to the man on the Clapham omnibus, to borrow from Greer LJ?

Will it work around the world or won't it?!


This means:

 - North American network operators are jerks.

 - CDMA2000 (Now defunct in NZ) is expensive.

 - Some places have really weird LTE bands.

 - It will work most countries, but not 100% everywhere, and specifically not on Verizon or Sprint in the US.



All the models of 6 and 6 Plus support all the LTE bands currently used in NZ, including band 28/700MHz.




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