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Topic # 160510 9-Jan-2015 13:09
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Hi I am considering buying a phone from overseas but unsure whether it will work in NZ network(s)

The phone has 2 models for different network i guess:

Model 1:

Model 2:
4g: TDD-LTE, 3g: TD-SCDMA, 2g: GSM

All discussions and publications in NZ mentioned only LTE but did not elaborate whether it is FDD or TDD. I bet it would be FDD seeing it's operating at 1800/700MHZ. Am I right?

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks~

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  Reply # 1211101 9-Jan-2015 13:12
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Model 2 is for the Chinese market only. Model 1 needs more information such as what bands are using for WCDMA and LTE.

I'd say these a Chinese imports?

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  Reply # 1211103 9-Jan-2015 13:14
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Yep, NZ is FDD, but as freitasm says you'll need to find out the bands. You'll need at least LTE band 3 (1800 MHz), and preferably 7 (2600) and 28 (700) too. If you're happy with 3G only then you'll need WCDMA band 1, plus either 5 (for Spark) or 8 (for Voda or 2D).


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  Reply # 1211118 9-Jan-2015 13:44
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Post more specs about number 1

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