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Topic # 9606 30-Sep-2006 15:34
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Does anyone know if koreas WCDMA network phones will work in New Zealand? or does cdma run on a different frequency or something? They seem to get all the good phones Samsung put out =(

[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): Moved to Vodafone New Zealand forum]

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Reply # 47197 30-Sep-2006 15:59
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Check here for information on their networks: http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/cou_kr.shtml

Remember that imported 3G phones will work only on basic services here, not including music and video download, and most likely not Vodafone live! services. Voice call, data, SMS should work ok. MMS may or may not work.

And you don't have any support here.





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Reply # 47198 30-Sep-2006 16:02
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Also you posted this question in the Telecom NZ forum, but asked about WCDMA.

You do realise the WCDMA is not the same as CDMA?

WCDMA is the official name for UMTS, the technology Vodafone users. These are distinct.

Even if you are talking about CDMA anyway, remember that Telecom New Zealand, and most CDMA operators around the world, will not connect imported handsets.







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  Reply # 47199 30-Sep-2006 16:17
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Ugh figured it would be complicated =( looks like ill be sticking to a GSM phone. Ta for the info though.

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Reply # 47202 30-Sep-2006 16:48
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WCDMA is GSM but 3GSM

The Korean WCDMA network is the same as in NZ run by Vodafone 3G



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  Reply # 47237 1-Oct-2006 13:51
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haha ok i should learn to read. Hrmmm would vodafone know which services will and wont work if i rang them? all i really want the phone for is pic and video messaging, texting and taking pics. Wouldnt really care if the other services wouldnt work.

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Reply # 47238 1-Oct-2006 14:02
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Vodafone NZ does not support imported handsets so you are on your own,

As long as the handset supports GSM900/1800 WCDMA 2100 you should be fine but setting up the handset when you get it back to NZ will be up to you!



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  Reply # 47243 1-Oct-2006 15:08
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Thanks for the heads up. Effectively if its unlocked it shouldnt be that hard to set up though right? just whack a sim card in and cross your fingers lol

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  Reply # 47244 1-Oct-2006 15:10
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kind of

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  Reply # 47318 2-Oct-2006 10:54
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Check out the Vodafone forum, which includes these two threads about getting imported phones working on the VFNZ network.  The thread applies to GSM phones, but I'm guessing a lot of the settings will apply to the new WCDMA network.  Problem is the WCDMA network in NZ is very new, so who knows for sure?



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