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Topic # 65094 29-Jul-2010 14:16
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Hi ya'll,
we're got another 4 mths in NZ - wanting to buy the wifey one of these gadgets -

will it work in Oz?
shall i buy it here or wait till we get there (eg costs, warranties etc??)?

thanks for suggestions!

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  Reply # 358399 29-Jul-2010 14:17
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Depends if they all of a sudden manage to roll out the new 4g network in the next 4 months ;-)

the iPhone 4 purchased in NZ will work in Aus.

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  Reply # 358404 29-Jul-2010 14:25
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It will work in Aussie as webup mentioned.

I would buy it in Australia as the plans are so much better making the iPhone 4 a very inexpensive "toy" to purchase:)

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  Reply # 358426 29-Jul-2010 14:42
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heavenlywild: I would buy it in Australia as the plans are so much better making the iPhone 4 a very inexpensive "toy" to purchase:)


If you buy from a provider on a plan it will be subsidised yes, but also locked to that network. Buying it outright and unlocked from Apple will cost more or less the same as in NZ.




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  Reply # 358440 29-Jul-2010 14:48
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heavenlywild: I would buy it in Australia as the plans are so much better making the iPhone 4 a very inexpensive "toy" to purchase:)


If you buy from a provider on a plan it will be subsidised yes, but also locked to that network. Buying it outright and unlocked from Apple will cost more or less the same as in NZ.


True, but Vodafone AU allows you to "unlock" it for $75 AUD. Which isn't really a deal breaker.

After 6 months however that $75 drops to $25 to unlock, using the Online functionality. Its $50 after 6 months if you used the Call Center.

Details about Unlocking costs:
http://vodafone.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2909

Unlocking website:
http://www.vodafone.com.au/unlock
 




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  Reply # 358471 29-Jul-2010 15:39
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Or JB that thing 5mins after unboxing it.



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  Reply # 360268 30-Jul-2010 19:24
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ahh so http://www.iphoneinaustralia.com/ says ... it's FREE in Oz!!! i need to fly there ... right now!

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