Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




23 posts

Geek


Topic # 23332 25-Jun-2008 20:14
Send private message

Hi,

Just a couple of quick questions regarding iphone.

If I am to wait and buy one when they are launched, is it possible to hack them onto telecom?

Also, is Wi-fi free on them like it is on the ipod touches if you connect up to your own home network?

Thanks alot for your help

Nick

Create new topic
1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 140578 25-Jun-2008 20:32
Send private message

You can't run an iphone on Telecom at the moment as they do not have an active GSM network. Later this year Telecom are launching their GSM network so it should be possible then.

It doesn't cost anything to use wifi at home on your network.

We still don't kow if you will be able to purchase an iphone without a service contract with vodafone. You may be better off looking at a 1st gen iphone which are readily available for around $400 (unless you really need 3G/GPS).



23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 140586 25-Jun-2008 21:02
Send private message

Thanks for reply
What are the benefits of the 3g system?
So if I have one of the non 3g iphones will I be able to hack it onto telecom?

 
 
 
 


2483 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

  Reply # 140587 25-Jun-2008 21:07
Send private message

88325: Thanks for reply
What are the benefits of the 3g system?
So if I have one of the non 3g iphones will I be able to hack it onto telecom?

3G = faster speeds

iPhone (and the iPhone 3G) are GSM phones. Telecom doesn't have a GSM network yet. How would you be able to "hack" the iPhone to make it work on Telecom's CDMA network?

Please think about this before asking the question again.




Find me on Twitter!

I posted 1, 2 x 10^3 times!

1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 140588 25-Jun-2008 21:10
Send private message

3G means much faster data services, a lot faster. So browsing the web, emails etc are much quicker to do.

It's not a matter of "hacking" the phone onto Telecom. 1st gen iphones can be unlocked in a matter of minutes. You then put in your sim card from your GSM provider and away you go. So as long as you have a Telecom sim which you should be able to get later this year you will be fine.



23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 140590 25-Jun-2008 21:17
Send private message

Thanks for calrifying this, appreciate it

559 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Trusted

  Reply # 140598 25-Jun-2008 21:52
Send private message

We're the first people in the world to get the iphone! A day ahead of US... cool XD

Would it be safe for me to buy an iphone on the itention of switching it and using it primarilly on the Telecom Network in November???


1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 140600 25-Jun-2008 22:10
Send private message

We don't even know if you will be able to buy a 2nd gen iphone without a 24 month contract yet so I think you need to wait and see what the pricing and conditions are going to be first.

1240 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 140797 27-Jun-2008 00:53
Send private message

As long as the phones aren't locked, you it will be all good running them on telecoms soon to be GSM network.

And if they are locked, there is always the iPhone development community that will release an unlock.

1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 140804 27-Jun-2008 07:56
Send private message

Fossie: As long as the phones aren't locked, you it will be all good running them on telecoms soon to be GSM network.

And if they are locked, there is always the iPhone development community that will release an unlock.


But if you are locked in to a vodafone contract paying around $100 per month there won't be much point in putting a Telecom sim card in.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.