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# 80985 7-Apr-2011 00:49

Hi all

I am thinking of taking my iphone to England to use it for about 6 months.

I cant buy a new phone so was wondering what my options were in using the phone England.

Will I have to sign upto a telco there on a new plan?? and do I have to convert anything or change any settings on my iphone?


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  # 456192 7-Apr-2011 01:11
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If purchased from Vodafone NZ we do not SIM lock our handsets

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  # 456492 7-Apr-2011 17:59
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Go into Vodafone over there (or another telco of your choice), tell them what you want to do, they will sort you out.

There are several threads on here discussing using an iPhone overseas, do a search and check them out.




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  # 457673 12-Apr-2011 01:29
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I have just completed 5 weeks in the UK.

Over here you can get very good one-month contract deals, eg most companies offer something along the lines of 300mins, 3000 txts, 1 Gb for 15 pounds (approx $30) a month. I'm with a company called '3' over here and the 3G coverage and spped is excellent. Monthly contracts are your way forward.

Paying 20pounds a month gets you pretty much unlimited everything.

Ridiculous when you think what you get for the VF $40/month contract in NZ.


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  # 457681 12-Apr-2011 07:38
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manta: I have just completed 5 weeks in the UK.

Over here you can get very good one-month contract deals, eg most companies offer something along the lines of 300mins, 3000 txts, 1 Gb for 15 pounds (approx $30) a month. I'm with a company called '3' over here and the 3G coverage and spped is excellent. Monthly contracts are your way forward.

Paying 20pounds a month gets you pretty much unlimited everything.

Ridiculous when you think what you get for the VF $40/month contract in NZ.



True but remember there are 70 million plus people living there in a land mass smaller than New Zealand. 

A few more customers to help pay the bills?   

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  # 457753 12-Apr-2011 11:10
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marmel: True but remember there are 70 million plus people living there in a land mass smaller than New Zealand. 

A few more customers to help pay the bills?   

Additionally, the networks over there aren't as good as we're used to; there are large areas that only have 2G, etc.

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  # 457771 12-Apr-2011 11:41
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I owuld say 3, whilst being the cheapest, is probably the worst of all the 3G networks in terms of quality.

From what I have read, O2 is the best network. They *are* the most expensive (still way cheaper than over here though) but you also get access to their WiFi network, which is pretty comprehensive

http://www.o2.co.uk/tariffs/paymonthly

for 15.5 pounds you get 300 mins, unlimited SMS, and with a 6 pound bolt on you get 500MB of data and unlimited usage of WiFi hotspots (which are just about everywhere).
21 quid altogether, but since wifi is so pervasive over there it is effectively unlimited data unless you plan on using data in the countryside all the time.

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