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Topic # 222747 27-Aug-2017 09:14
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Hi All,

 

I'm looking to buy a factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 when I travel to the United States in September.

 

I believe the model number is G950U.

 

I wanted to know if this model will work on all NZ carriers? I'm pretty new to all the different frequency types

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 


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  Reply # 1853217 27-Aug-2017 11:29
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If you're not worried about 4G coverage it'll work OK.

In the areas it will work on 4G you probably won't have access to dusl carrier 4G.

It's pretty much a bad idea buying any handset in the US but plenty of people do it.

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  Reply # 1853226 27-Aug-2017 11:57
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I would avoid it as you can miss out on network features like CA and better battery life

 

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  Reply # 1853333 27-Aug-2017 17:13
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Thanks for the information all.

I'm assuming if I buy an 'international' version of a phone I should be able to get the correct frequencies for New Zealand?

What are the specific bands that I should be looking for?


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  Reply # 1853338 27-Aug-2017 17:43
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Legin15: ... I should be able to get the correct frequencies for New Zealand?

What are the specific bands that I should be looking for?
The frequencycheck.com link above gives you the required frequencies. Look further down for the numbers in brackets (800 / 900 / 2100, etc.)


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  Reply # 1853358 27-Aug-2017 18:57
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I would avoid it as you can miss out on network features like CA and better battery life


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I think that carrier agragation is the last thing most people care about.




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  Reply # 1853359 27-Aug-2017 19:05
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old3eyes:
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I would avoid it as you can miss out on network features like CA and better battery life


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I think that carrier agragation is the last thing most people care about.


Correct I agree but it's still worth knowing

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  Reply # 1880683 10-Oct-2017 23:58
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Jase2985:

 

https://www.frequencycheck.com/compatibility/e9e0i2G/samsung-sm-g950u-galaxy-s8-td-lte-sm-g950u1-sm-g950w-samsung-dream/new-zealand

 

cant say if its comprehensive but should be reasonably accurate

 

 

That website claims that Spark offers 2G (GSM) service. Surely that isn't correct.






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  Reply # 1880686 11-Oct-2017 00:19
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Aredwood:


Jase2985:


https://www.frequencycheck.com/compatibility/e9e0i2G/samsung-sm-g950u-galaxy-s8-td-lte-sm-g950u1-sm-g950w-samsung-dream/new-zealand


cant say if its comprehensive but should be reasonably accurate



That website claims that Spark offers 2G (GSM) service. Surely that isn't correct.



Yep Totally wrong...


 


Spark ran CDMA not GSM, CDMA was shut off 2012.


 


LTE is only showing two of the actively used Frequencies. 


Sites like this are pretty nice, but when the information isn't up to date this can lead to horrible things (No idea where the whole GSM thing came from! it's not even Wikipedia!)


 


I've touched base to get this updated.



Nope. I'm done now..





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@hio77 LOL 1012 :P

 

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@hio77 LOL 1012 :P


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I was half asleep at the time i swear!




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