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tony

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#40583 1-Sep-2009 04:52
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Hi team.

I haven't posted here in years, but am hoping your collective smarts can help me. I am currently overseas (Canada) and am doing iPhone development work... without an iPhone. I am looking at getting one but they are all locked into certain providers here (Rogers, Fido), and I may return to NZ one day and want to keep using it... My questions are:

1. If I purchase in Canada, then get it unlocked, are their negative consequences? Will push notifications work on any network? Can I update the firmware without fear?

2. I hear that Vodafone NZ sells unlocked phones, if i purchase the device from them, can I use it in Canada / aroung the world on any GSM network without losing Push Notifcations, firmware updates etc?

I would appreciate any advice people have, and apologise if this is a duplicate post or in the wrong section. Also note I am aware of all prices and am more concerned about the technical restrictions.

Thanks,
Tony.

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  #252095 1-Sep-2009 07:25
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Yes you can buy a iPhone overseas and unlock it, No push notifications will not work when it is unlocked, also when you upgrade the firmware the phone will most likely lock itself again.

2 Yes Vodafone NZ sell factory unlocked iPhones, so Yes you can take it anywhere in the world and use it on a compatible GSM / WCDMA network

tony

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  #252098 1-Sep-2009 07:34
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Thanks boby55,

I appreciate the advice. One futher thing, with a Vodafone NZ iPhone, would Push Notificaiton be disabled on differnet networks (not Vodafone NZ)? Also, can firmware be updated ok?  Or does the factory unlock prevent that?

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Tony.

 
 
 
 


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  #252099 1-Sep-2009 07:37
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Push notifications work on all networks, (I had them running while traveling in the states on AT&T), and yep these can be firmware upgraded and will never get locked by a firmware upgrade unless you upgrade with a foreign firmware (which by default it wont, you have to manually pick it.)

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  #252101 1-Sep-2009 07:42
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Cool.

That pretty much answers all my questions. I guess I will be getting a phone shipped from NZ as it seems that its the most flexible device to have.

Thanks,
Tony.

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  #253373 5-Sep-2009 13:01
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What about visual voicemail? We don't have that here in NZ...


I realise it's the carrier that needs to support it but i thought there might be something different with the handset aswell?


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