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#23332 25-Jun-2008 20:14
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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

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  #140578 25-Jun-2008 20:32
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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).

 
 
 

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  #140586 25-Jun-2008 21:02
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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?

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  #140587 25-Jun-2008 21:07
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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.




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  #140588 25-Jun-2008 21:10
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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.

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  #140590 25-Jun-2008 21:17
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Thanks for calrifying this, appreciate it

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  #140598 25-Jun-2008 21:52
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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???


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  #140600 25-Jun-2008 22:10
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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.



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  #140797 27-Jun-2008 00:53
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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.

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  #140804 27-Jun-2008 07:56
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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.

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