Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




15 posts

Geek


Topic # 85815 25-Jun-2011 17:45
Send private message

I want to buy a 3g or 4g iphone in canada but am not sure what to look for which will work on nz networks? Can someone tell me what I need to look for and buy which will work here?

Thanks
bruce

Create new topic
8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 485826 25-Jun-2011 17:52
Send private message

The iphone 4 is quad (850, 900, 1900, 2100) band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA so will work well on any network in NZ (Vodafone. Telecom XT, 2degrees).

The iphone 3 is only 900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA so is not a good choice if you want to use Telecom XT as that network uses 850.  Will work fine on 2degrees or Vodafone. 

If you are going to buy a iphone in Canada make sure that... a: It's not on term contract and b: It's not locked to a Canadian network (carrier locked)

PS: You can buy an iPhone 4 16GB from the NZ Apple store for $1123

6433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1569


  Reply # 485828 25-Jun-2011 18:01
Send private message

Ragnor: The iphone 4 is quad (850, 900, 1900, 2100) band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA so will work well on any network in NZ (Vodafone. Telecom XT, 2degrees).

The iphone 3 is only 900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA so is not a good choice if you want to use Telecom XT as that network uses 850.  Will work fine on 2degrees or Vodafone. 

If you are going to buy a iphone in Canada make sure that... a: It's not on term contract and b: It's not locked to a Canadian network (carrier locked)

PS: You can buy an iPhone 4 16GB from the NZ Apple store for $1123


actually you have that bolded part wrong. firstly there is no 'iphone 3' only the iphone 3G and 3GS.
The iphone 3G and 3GS use 850 NOT 900, which means they will work best on XT, and not so well on Voda or 2Degrees. (they will still work, just be 2G only outside the main centres)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_3G



 
 
 
 


Minimalist
5398 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 372

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 485830 25-Jun-2011 18:02
Send private message

Ragnor: The iphone 3 is only 900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA so is not a good choice if you want to use Telecom XT as that network uses 850.  Will work fine on 2degrees or Vodafone. 



Other way round, it is 850/2100 3G so works on XT everywhere but only 3G in the main centres on Vodafone.


EDIT: Yeah, what he said up there :-)  

Minimalist
5398 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 372

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 485832 25-Jun-2011 18:07
Send private message

Your main issue will be the carrier locking, I'm pretty sure they are all locked in Canada



15 posts

Geek


  Reply # 485881 25-Jun-2011 20:06
Send private message

Cool, thanks.

I have heard of people buying them on a contract then bringing them back to NZ and the overseas company cancels the contract. Is there anyway they can disable the phone and stop be using it here?

Thanks
bruce

25683 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5431

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 485903 25-Jun-2011 21:04
Send private message

If you can the best option is and buy one from the US Apple store. Unlocked and a lot cheaper than NZ.

6433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1569


  Reply # 485904 25-Jun-2011 21:08
Send private message

tbh, buying it from NZ isn't all that much more expensive, and,IMO, is worth the extra because you get to deal with a bricks and mortar store if anything goes wrong.

8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 486076 26-Jun-2011 14:54
Send private message

NonprayingMantis: 

actually you have that bolded part wrong. firstly there is no 'iphone 3' only the iphone 3G and 3GS.
The iphone 3G and 3GS use 850 NOT 900, which means they will work best on XT, and not so well on Voda or 2Degrees. (they will still work, just be 2G only outside the main centres)



Quite right iphone 3 (meaning 3g and 3gs) is 850/2100 and not 900... not sure how I mixed that one up. 

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.