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#78586 4-Mar-2011 15:24
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Hi guys, 

I think I've posted something of a similar nature here, a few months ago.

Im living in japan and bought an iphone4 from softbank. its awesome, as most of you reading this will know. Im assuming i'll be able to use my phone in NZ when i come home in august. Some say the softbank phones are software locked to softbank, but mines been jailbroken since just after I got it, and hopefully this wont be an issue. the phone runs on an edge network here i believe. 

I have an unlimited data plan here with softbank, and i pay the equivalent of about 70 bucks a month for unlimited data and a normal calling plan. Im probably being hopeful but is there anything around back home that has unlimited data? or am I dreaming. If not, that really sux.

also i have a usb 3g modem i bought from softbank, it runs on a sim card too.. i wonder if i can use it with a provider back home.. this question may be a lot more difficult to answer however. 

gonna be gutted if its going to cost me a fortune to run my iphone at home.. or if i cant use it. surely I can use it. 

Anyway thanks for your time team. 


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  #445601 4-Mar-2011 17:50
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The closest you'll get to 'unlimited' for your phone is 12GB on 2degrees, but only for use within their mobile broadband zones (main cities).

Telecom and Vodafone both offer up to 3GB per month, Vodafone's has been a promotion that doesn't seem to have an end date.

If your 3G modem supports UMTS 850/900/2100 MHz and isn't locked to Softbank then it will work here.

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  #445606 4-Mar-2011 18:01

Unlimited overseas can be considered 512Mb/avg


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  #445611 4-Mar-2011 18:12
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Jailbreaking is not the same thing as sim unlocking.

Jailbreaking allows you to install 3rd party applications
SIM Unlocked means you can use the phone on providers other than the one you got the phone from.

Most "free" phones that overseas providers give out on their plans are sim locked to only be used on that network until they are unlocked, it's part of the contract when taking up the service.

Make sure the phone isn't sim locked to the provider before you leave Japan.


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